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/263363
  • 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/263363
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

STUART GOLD

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
19000 HAWTHORNE BLVD, SUITE 100, TORRANCE, CA, 90503-1517

Payments: At a Glance

550

payments

$989,388

payment total

25

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
26 $444K
Consulting
26 $372K
Travel and Lodging
232 $154K
Food and Beverage
258 $17,823
Grant
1 $1,200
Education
7 $60

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
TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES

device

$285K
TRAUMA PLATES, SCREWS, AND NAILS

device

$221K
OTHER TRAUMA

device

$103K
T2

device

$93,676
AXSOS

device

$92,977
PERI-LOC VLP

device

$92,080
TRIGEN FEMORAL (FAN/TAN/META NAIL)

device

$71,526
PERI-LOC

device

$69,750
PERI-LOC PFP

device

$57,000
GAMMA

device

$49,302
META TAN

device

$45,000
HOFFMANN

device

$42,439
TRAUMA LIMB RESTORATION

device

$40,330
OTHER RECON

device

$38,782
EVOS

device

$33,555
JET-X

device

$32,500
VARIAX

device

$28,929
HOFFMAN

device

$28,566
TRIGEN META-NAIL

device

$22,330
CANNULATED SCREWS

device

$20,750
OTHER

device

$19,395
† 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/263363

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Nov 3, 2015 $44,500

Trauma Plates, Screws, and Nails Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Sep 12, 2014 $41,000

Trauma Plates, Screws, and Nails Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Mar 18, 2016 $36,000

Peri-Loc Peri-Loc PFP Peri-Loc VLP Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Dec 1, 2016 $26,250

Axsos HOFFMANN T2 Consulting Stryker Corporation
May 29, 2014 $24,000

Other Trauma Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Apr 22, 2015 $23,250

Other Trauma Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Mar 18, 2014 $22,875

Trauma Plates, Screws, and Nails Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Mar 10, 2015 $22,750

Trauma Plates, Screws, and Nails Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Oct 3, 2013 $22,563

TRAUMA and EXTREMITIES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Oct 9, 2014 $22,250

TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Nov 25, 2015 $22,250

TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jul 14, 2014 $22,250

Other Recon Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
May 17, 2016 $21,500

TRIGEN Femoral (FAN/TAN/Meta Nail) Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Jan 12, 2016 $21,000

Peri-Loc Peri-Loc PFP Peri-Loc VLP Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
May 25, 2016 $19,750

Cannulated Screws EVOS Jet-X META TAN Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Aug 25, 2016 $19,000

Axsos Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jun 2, 2016 $19,000

Axsos T2 Consulting Stryker Corporation
Nov 5, 2015 $18,750

Trauma Limb Restoration Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Sep 22, 2014 $18,500

TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Aug 13, 2015 $18,500

TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES Consulting Stryker Corporation
May 28, 2015 $17,500

TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES Consulting Stryker Corporation

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/263363

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].