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/270316
  • 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/270316
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ELDAD HADAR

Listed Specialty: Neurological Surgery
101 MANNING DR, CHAPEL HILL, NC, 27599-0001

Payments: At a Glance

37

payments

$4,883

payment total

5

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Travel and Lodging
22 $4,103
Food and Beverage
15 $780

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
MRI-GUIDED LASER ABLATION

device

$1,428
RNSSYSTEM

device

$1,108
VISUALASE

device

$674
MAXFACE

device

$529
UNIVERSAL MID FACE

device

$482
NEURO

device

$260
BODYTOM

device

$226
CERETOM

device

$226
LASER ABLATION

device

$142
DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

device

$24
HIGH SPEED SURGICAL DRILLS AND TOOLS

device

$9
† 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
Oct 9, 2015 $557

MRI-guided laser ablation Travel and Lodging Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
Jan 16, 2015 $515

RNSSystem Travel and Lodging NeuroPace, Inc.
Oct 9, 2015 $355

MRI-guided laser ablation Travel and Lodging Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
Jul 24, 2015 $301

MAXFACE Travel and Lodging Stryker Corporation
Jul 22, 2016 $300

Universal Mid Face Travel and Lodging Stryker Corporation
Oct 9, 2015 $254

VISUALASE Travel and Lodging Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
Jul 21, 2014 $226

CereTom BodyTom Travel and Lodging NeuroLogica Corporation, A Subsidiary of Samsung Electronics
Oct 9, 2015 $225

MRI-guided laser ablation Travel and Lodging Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
Dec 18, 2015 $205

VISUALASE Travel and Lodging Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
Jan 16, 2015 $184

RNSSystem Travel and Lodging NeuroPace, Inc.
Jul 22, 2016 $153

Universal Mid Face Travel and Lodging Stryker Corporation
Oct 9, 2015 $149

MRI-guided laser ablation Food and Beverage Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
Jul 24, 2015 $149

MAXFACE Travel and Lodging Stryker Corporation
Jul 11, 2014 $137

NEURO Travel and Lodging Stryker Corporation
Jul 11, 2014 $124

NEURO Food and Beverage Stryker Corporation
Jan 17, 2015 $121

RNSSystem Food and Beverage NeuroPace, Inc.
Jan 16, 2015 $113

RNSSystem Food and Beverage NeuroPace, Inc.
Oct 9, 2015 $109

MRI-guided laser ablation Travel and Lodging Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
Oct 9, 2015 $97

Laser ablation Food and Beverage Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
Oct 10, 2015 $82

VISUALASE Travel and Lodging Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
Jul 24, 2015 $79

MAXFACE Travel and Lodging 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/270316

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].