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/268076
  • 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/268076
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

GAURAV JAIN

Listed Specialty: Neurological Surgery
100 E LANCASTER AVE STE 256, WYNNEWOOD, PA, 19096

Payments: At a Glance

246

payments

$12,960

payment total

24

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
226 $8,071
Travel and Lodging
20 $4,889

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
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$3,041
SPINE

device

$1,801
CERVICAL

device

$1,755
PAIN MANAGEMENT

device

$1,714
OASYS

device

$1,339
INTERBODY DEVICE

device

$1,085
CERVICOTHORACIC

device

$696
AVS

device

$602
ORTHOBIOLOGICS

device

$532
NEURO SPINE ENT

device

$459
STRYKER PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS

device

$451
NAVIGATION

device

$451
LIALDA

drug

$394
MIS LATERAL

device

$344
AERO

device

$281
XIA

device

$241
SPINAL CORD NEUROSTIMULATION

device

$229
ACCULIF

device

$215
BONE SUBSTITUTES BIOLOGICS

device

$208
IFUSE IMPLANT

device

$181
GENERAL K2M PRODUCT DISCUSSION

device

$179
† 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/268076

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Sep 27, 2014 $693

ThoracoLumbar Travel and Lodging NuVasive, Inc.
Feb 25, 2016 $602

AVS OASYS Travel and Lodging Stryker Corporation
Oct 11, 2013 $432

PAIN MANAGEMENT Travel and Lodging Boston Scientific Corporation
Feb 26, 2016 $423

OASYS Travel and Lodging Stryker Corporation
Jan 30, 2014 $407

Spine Travel and Lodging

Details: Related to Product Training Activity

DePuy Synthes Sales Inc.
May 29, 2014 $390

CERVICAL INTERBODY DEVICE NEURO SPINE ENT THORACOLUMBAR Travel and Lodging Stryker Corporation
Nov 19, 2013 $245

PAIN MANAGEMENT Travel and Lodging Boston Scientific Corporation
Jun 7, 2014 $242

PAIN MANAGEMENT Travel and Lodging Boston Scientific Corporation
Feb 25, 2014 $238

ORTHOBIOLOGICS NAVIGATION STRYKER PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS Travel and Lodging Stryker Corporation
Jan 30, 2014 $225

Spine Travel and Lodging

Details: Related to Product Training Activity

DePuy Synthes Sales Inc.
Aug 4, 2013 $219

MIS LATERAL Travel and Lodging

Details: Related to Product Training

DePuy Synthes Sales Inc.
Feb 25, 2014 $213

ORTHOBIOLOGICS NAVIGATION STRYKER PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS Travel and Lodging Stryker Corporation
Nov 20, 2013 $179

PAIN MANAGEMENT Food and Beverage Boston Scientific Corporation
Apr 8, 2014 $165

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Food and Beverage Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc.
Nov 19, 2013 $148

PAIN MANAGEMENT Travel and Lodging Boston Scientific Corporation
Jun 6, 2014 $140

PAIN MANAGEMENT Travel and Lodging Boston Scientific Corporation
Dec 15, 2016 $133

iFuse Implant Food and Beverage SI-BONE, Inc.
Sep 12, 2014 $128

CervicoThoracic ThoracoLumbar Food and Beverage NuVasive, Inc.
Aug 19, 2014 $127

CervicoThoracic Food and Beverage NuVasive, Inc.
May 21, 2015 $126

CERVICAL INTERBODY DEVICE Food and Beverage Stryker Corporation
Sep 14, 2014 $125

ThoracoLumbar Travel and Lodging NuVasive, 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/268076

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].