Dollars for Docs: Talk With Your Doctor

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ProPublica's Dollars for Docs database lets you search for payments to U.S.-based doctors made by pharmaceutical and medical device companies between August 2013 and December 2016. The disclosure of these payments is required under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, a provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.


About This Information

  • The information that appears here comes directly from the federal government. Companies must attest to its accuracy and doctors have the ability to contest information they believe is in error.
  • This site includes payments for such activities as speaking, consulting, meals, travel and royalties. It does not include payments for clinical research.
  • It is legal for companies to make payments to doctors as long as the payments are not a kickback or inducement to use their products.
  • Some doctors say collaborative relationships, particularly those involving research, are necessary to develop new treatments and cures. But many ethicists have raised questions about the payments, and studies show that they may influence doctors' prescribing decisions.
  • Only you can decide if this matters to you and if so, whether you want to talk to your doctor about it. If you plan to talk with your doctor (or if you already have), please help us by filling out this short survey: <a href='https://propub.li/participate-d4d'>propub.li/participate-d4d</a>

Preparing for Your Conversation

If you decide you'd like to talk to your doctor about this, please keep in mind:

  • Many healthcare professionals in our database have similar names, so you should start by asking your doctor if the person mentioned in this payment record is really him/her.
  • Your doctor may not know he or she is listed as receiving payments, especially if the payments are small. You can direct your doctor to this site (the URL will be printed at the top of the payment record) or directly to the government's site here: https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/physician/249249
  • Some doctors are happy to discuss this information with you. Others might not be. The best approach is to ask questions and to <strong>not</strong> be accusatory.

Questions You Might Want to Ask

  • Is this you?
  • What type of work do you do with these companies?
  • Have you prescribed me any drugs that are manufactured by companies you've taken payments from?
  • Are there non-drug alternatives that I may want to consider first?
  • Are there less expensive generic alternatives to the drugs you have prescribed?
  • What devices have you used in my care that are manufactured by companies you've taken payments from?

Dollars for Docs: Talk With Your Doctor

https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/249249
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

JOSHUA COOPER

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
3509 N BROAD ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19140-4105

Payments: At a Glance

256

payments

$176,559

payment total

12

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
36 $64,225
Consulting
27 $52,941
Travel and Lodging
49 $26,716
Nonaccredited Training
8 $10,100
Grant
2 $10,000
Food and Beverage
132 $9,551
Charitable Contribution
1 $3,000
Education
1 $26

Drugs & Devices

Totals listed below account for all payments from August 2013 to December 2016 that mention this product. If a payment record mentions more than one product, the entire value will be included in each of those products. When no products are listed, they are not included in the list below.

Product Name Product Type Payments
IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS

device

$28,184
ABLATION CATHETERS AND ACCESSORIES

device

$12,143
BRADYCARDIA PRODUCTS

device

$11,225
CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT

device

$10,922
CVX-300/CVX-300P

device

$10,150
OTHER

device

$9,972
OTHER- BSC PRODUCT NOT LISTED

device

$9,546
ENSITE

device

$8,631
COOL POINT IRRIGATION PUMP

device

$4,971
ABLATION GENERATOR

device

$4,971
AMPERE RF ABLATION GENERATOR

device

$4,971
CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY - CRT

device

$4,631
ADVANCED ENERGY HEMOSTATIC DEVICE

device

$4,500
PACEMAKERS

device

$3,938
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

device

$3,746
SQ-RX PULSE GENERATOR

device

$2,500
GENERAL - TACHY GENERATORS

device

$2,500
MAPPING AND NAVIGATION SYSTEMS ACCESSORIES

device

$2,491
LEADS

device

$2,100
UNIFY ASSURA

device

$1,895
QUADRA ASSURA

device

$1,895
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.

For ease of printing, only the 20 drugs and devices with the highest payments are displayed. For a complete list, please visit: https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/249249

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Mar 19, 2014 $12,506

IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS Travel and Lodging Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Feb 26, 2014 $7,500

CVX-300/CVX-300P Consulting The Spectranetics Corporation
Sep 15, 2015 $6,500

ABLATION CATHETERS AND ACCESSORIES Consulting Biosense Webster, Inc.
Mar 27, 2014 $5,400

IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Jun 18, 2014 $5,000

OTHER Consulting Boston Scientific Corporation
Jan 20, 2016 $5,000

No Listed Product Grant BIOTRONIK INC. TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL INC
Jan 20, 2016 $5,000

No Listed Product Grant BIOTRONIK INC. TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL INC
Apr 10, 2014 $4,800

IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Oct 16, 2015 $4,688

ABLATION CATHETERS AND ACCESSORIES Consulting Biosense Webster, Inc.
Jan 16, 2014 $3,900

Advanced Energy Hemostatic Device Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
Oct 26, 2016 $3,500

OTHER- BSC PRODUCT NOT LISTED Promotional Speaking/Other BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Jul 21, 2016 $3,200

No Listed Product Consulting St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 26, 2016 $3,122

Ensite Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Apr 26, 2016 $3,000

No Listed Product Charitable Contribution BIOTRONIK INC.
Jan 22, 2015 $3,000

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy - CRT Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Oct 7, 2013 $2,540

No Listed Product Consulting The Spectranetics Corporation
Oct 19, 2016 $2,500

OTHER- BSC PRODUCT NOT LISTED Promotional Speaking/Other BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Nov 19, 2014 $2,500

OTHER Consulting Boston Scientific Corporation
Jun 1, 2016 $2,500

GENERAL - TACHY GENERATORS Promotional Speaking/Other BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Jun 15, 2016 $2,500

OTHER- BSC PRODUCT NOT LISTED Promotional Speaking/Other BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Sep 8, 2016 $2,230

Ablation Generator Cool Point Irrigation Pump Ampere RF Ablation Generator Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.

For ease of printing, 20 payments are displayed, the largest appearing on top. For a full list of payments, please visit: https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/249249

Note: We have made some effort to normalize the data and eliminate duplicates, but data is primarily as it has been reported by the companies to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To purchase the normalized data, please visit the ProPublica Data Store. If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected].