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/286275
  • 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/286275
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

BARBARA GALKO

Listed Specialty: Pulmonary Disease
31852 S COAST HWY, STE 201, LAGUNA BEACH, CA, 92651-6765

Payments: At a Glance

318

payments

$86,313

payment total

20

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
36 $54,750
Travel and Lodging
63 $14,254
Consulting
44 $9,617
Food and Beverage
163 $7,598
Education
12 $95

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
SPIRIVA

drug

$25,773
STIOLTO RESPIMAT

drug

$18,671
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

drug

$14,912
STIOLTO

drug

$9,453
RESPIMAT

drug

$1,607
BREO

drug

$1,470
ADVAIR

drug

$799
XYREM

drug

$756
ANORO

drug

$554
ELIQUIS

drug

$248
ESBRIET

drug

$224
SYMBICORT

drug

$137
ZYVOX

drug

$132
BRADYCARDIA PRODUCTS

device

$130
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

drug

$129
PREVNAR 13

drug

$121
PROLASTIN-C

drug

$108
ELUNA

device

$76
SOLIA

device

$76
BIOMONITOR 2

device

$76
PASSEO

device

$76
† 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/286275

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jul 22, 2015 $5,700

No Listed Product Consulting Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dec 27, 2016 $1,700

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mar 23, 2015 $1,700

SPIRIVA SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Apr 10, 2015 $1,700

SPIRIVA SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nov 3, 2016 $1,700

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nov 22, 2016 $1,700

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nov 22, 2016 $1,700

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nov 14, 2016 $1,700

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jun 11, 2015 $1,700

SPIRIVA SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Oct 15, 2015 $1,700

STIOLTO RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Oct 21, 2015 $1,700

STIOLTO RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nov 25, 2015 $1,700

STIOLTO RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Oct 15, 2015 $1,700

Stiolto Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Aug 20, 2015 $1,700

STIOLTO RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nov 13, 2015 $1,700

STIOLTO RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dec 23, 2015 $1,700

STIOLTO RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Aug 12, 2015 $1,700

STIOLTO Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dec 10, 2015 $1,700

STIOLTO RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mar 31, 2015 $1,700

SPIRIVA SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
May 11, 2015 $1,700

SPIRIVA SPIRIVA RESPIMAT Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dec 4, 2014 $1,700

SPIRIVA Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, 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/286275

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].