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/259334
  • 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/259334
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ADOLPH LOMBARDI

Listed Specialty: Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery
7277 SMITHS MILL RD, SUITE 200, NEW ALBANY, OH, 43054-8195

Payments: At a Glance

358

payments

$7,355,786

payment total

7

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Royalty or License
15 $6.62M
Consulting
122 $620K
Travel and Lodging
95 $110K
Food and Beverage
122 $7,836
Promotional Speaking/Other
1 $35
Gift
2 $9
Education
1 $4

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
KNEES

device

$5.15M
HIPS

device

$4.7M
OXFORD

device

$2.1M
VANGUARD

device

$2.02M
TAPERLOC

device

$1.97M
PERSONA

device

$1.97M
TRABECULAR METAL (TM)

device

$1.97M
PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

device

$10,259
G7

device

$9,663
EXPAREL

drug

$5,929
VERASENSE

device

$1,551
VANGUARD 360

device

$1,308
ARCOS

device

$501
ACCUFILL

device

$134
HIP NEW PRODUCT

device

$73
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE

device

$35
MAKOPLASTY

device

$13
LCCK NEXGEN

device

$10
ORTHOPEDICS-GENERAL

device

$4
TOTALSHIELD

device

$0
† 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.

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jan 9, 2015 $542,732

Hips Knees Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Jul 10, 2015 $523,390

Hips Knees Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Apr 10, 2015 $522,215

Hips Knees Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Feb 12, 2016 $517,746

Oxford Taperloc Vanguard Persona Trabecular Metal (TM) Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Lombardi Consulting, LLC
Jan 14, 2014 $516,650

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Biomet Orthopedics, LLC
May 13, 2016 $507,891

Vanguard Persona Taperloc Oxford Trabecular Metal (TM) Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Lombardi Consulting, LLC
Aug 12, 2016 $506,489

Vanguard Taperloc Oxford Trabecular Metal (TM) Persona Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Lombardi Consulting, LLC
Apr 11, 2014 $501,200

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Biomet Orthopedics, LLC
Jul 11, 2014 $500,877

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Biomet Orthopedics, LLC
Oct 10, 2014 $472,879

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Biomet Orthopedics, LLC
Oct 9, 2015 $450,141

Hips Knees Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Oct 11, 2013 $449,858

KNEES HIPS Royalty or License Biomet Orthopedics, LLC LOMBARDI CONSULTING LLC
Nov 10, 2016 $439,302

Persona Vanguard Taperloc Oxford Trabecular Metal (TM) Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. Lombardi Consulting, LLC
Nov 13, 2015 $165,134

Hips Knees Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Jan 23, 2015 $50,993

Knees Consulting Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Sep 26, 2014 $43,188

KNEES Consulting Biomet Orthopedics, LLC Lombardi Consulting LLC
Dec 20, 2013 $35,750

KNEES Consulting BIOMET INTERNATIONAL, LTD LOMBARDI CONSULTING LLC
Feb 19, 2016 $31,840

Oxford Consulting Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Dec 20, 2013 $28,375

KNEES Consulting BIOMET INTERNATIONAL, LTD LOMBARDI CONSULTING LLC
Apr 17, 2015 $26,635

Knees Consulting Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Nov 8, 2016 $22,500

Oxford Consulting Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. LOMBARDI, ADOLPH V., JR., M.D., F.A.C.S.

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/259334

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].