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/274228
  • 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/274228
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

BRIAN KEEGAN

Listed Specialty: Dermatology
59 ONE MILE RD EXT, SUITE G, EAST WINDSOR, NJ, 08520-2505

Payments: At a Glance

1,027

payments

$582,483

payment total

33

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
171 $431K
Travel and Lodging
249 $71,722
Consulting
18 $39,941
Food and Beverage
554 $21,119
Nonaccredited Training
5 $11,350
Honoraria
9 $6,650
Education
21 $581

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
HUMIRA

drug

$290K
STELARA

drug

$149K
ZENATANE

drug

$32,905
DORYX

drug

$25,021
CLODERM

drug

$23,397
COSENTYX

drug

$15,287
EPIDUO

drug

$13,584
LUPRON

drug

$9,734
ANDROGEL

drug

$9,734
VIEKIRA

drug

$9,734
SYNTHROID

drug

$9,734
TOPICORT

drug

$9,359
SIMPONI

drug

$6,160
REMICADE

drug

$6,160
SERNIVO SPRAY

drug

$5,574
ONEXTON

drug

$5,357
DERMATOLOGICAL PRODUCTS

device

$4,214
ZYCLARA

drug

$4,054
TRIANEX

drug

$3,137
CORDRAN TAPE

drug

$2,990
ACZONE

drug

$2,749
† 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/274228

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Feb 5, 2015 $5,840

COSENTYX Consulting NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Jan 27, 2015 $5,100

DORYX Consulting Actavis Pharma Inc
Jun 22, 2015 $4,050

Humira Viekira Synthroid Androgel Lupron Consulting AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Oct 28, 2015 $3,600

Humira Viekira Synthroid Androgel Lupron Consulting AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Sep 3, 2014 $3,600

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc.
Jan 18, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Apr 26, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Apr 26, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Mar 8, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Sep 26, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Oct 10, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Dec 27, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Dec 27, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Mar 8, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Aug 4, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Mar 15, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Apr 18, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Jan 26, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Jan 27, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Jan 18, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan
Jan 26, 2016 $3,500

Humira Promotional Speaking/Other AbbVie, Inc. Brian Keegan

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/274228

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].