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.
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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/257052
  • 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/257052
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

MARK MCBRIDE

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
8008 FROST ST STE 106, SAN DIEGO, CA, 92123-4229

Payments: At a Glance

340

payments

$564,117

payment total

10

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
31 $444K
Royalty or License
7 $56,299
Travel and Lodging
90 $43,562
Food and Beverage
208 $14,353
Honoraria
4 $6,000

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
JOINT IMPLANTS

device

$353K
DJO SURGICAL EMPOWR KNEE SYSTEM

device

$181K
DJO SURGICAL EXPRT REVISION KNEE

device

$117K
DJO SURGICAL 3DKNEE SYSTEM

device

$98,881
DJO SURGICAL TAPERFILL HIP SYSTEM

device

$86,310
DJO SURGICAL EPIK UNI KNEE

device

$14,013
DJO SURGICAL FMP ACETABULAR SYSTEM

device

$13,625
DJO SURGICAL LINEAR HIP SYSTEM

device

$13,625
HEMICAP KNEE

device

$8,002
DJO SURGICAL ALTIVATE REVERSE

device

$1,523
ORTHOPEDICS

device

$1,350
DJO SURGICAL CLP HIP SYSTEM

device

$1,193
HIPS

device

$304
WOUND THERAPEUTICS

device

$256
DJO SURGICAL FOUNDATION HIP SYSTEM

device

$175
OSTEOGENESIS STIMULATORS

device

$137
DJO SURGICAL REVELATION MICROMAX HIP

device

$136
TENS

device

$98
KNEES

device

$68
OVATION

drug

$62
NEUROMUSCULAR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION

device

$42
† 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/257052

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Dec 4, 2014 $71,000

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Aug 15, 2016 $50,250

DJO Surgical Exprt Revision Knee DJO Surgical TaperFill Hip System DJO Surgical 3DKnee System DJO Surgical Empowr Knee System Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Nov 1, 2013 $35,750

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
May 15, 2015 $34,625

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Jan 30, 2014 $29,125

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Oct 17, 2016 $24,381

DJO Surgical Empowr Knee System Royalty or License ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Jun 5, 2014 $23,440

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
May 13, 2016 $22,125

DJO Surgical Exprt Revision Knee DJO Surgical TaperFill Hip System DJO Surgical 3DKnee System DJO Surgical Empowr Knee System Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Aug 3, 2015 $21,625

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Nov 1, 2013 $18,750

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Jul 31, 2014 $18,000

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Nov 15, 2016 $14,888

DJO Surgical Empowr Knee System Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Feb 15, 2016 $13,750

DJO Surgical Exprt Revision Knee DJO Surgical 3DKnee System DJO Surgical EPIK Uni Knee DJO Surgical Empowr Knee System Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Nov 15, 2016 $13,625

DJO Surgical Empowr Knee System DJO Surgical Linear Hip System DJO Surgical FMP Acetabular System DJO Surgical TaperFill Hip System Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Jul 15, 2016 $12,903

DJO Surgical Empowr Knee System DJO Surgical Exprt Revision Knee Royalty or License ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Feb 3, 2015 $12,500

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Dec 16, 2015 $11,125

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Aug 29, 2013 $10,750

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Apr 15, 2016 $9,995

DJO Surgical Exprt Revision Knee DJO Surgical Empowr Knee System Royalty or License ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Dec 16, 2015 $7,625

Joint Implants Consulting ENCORE MEDICAL, LP
Sep 6, 2014 $7,329

Joint Implants Travel and Lodging ENCORE MEDICAL, LP

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/257052

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].