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/290057
  • 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/290057
If you spot an error, please let us know at dr[email protected]

JAMES GOLDSTEIN

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
3601 W 14 MILE RD, 3RD FLOOR BEAUMONT HEAR, ROYAL OAK, MI, 48073-1659

Payments: At a Glance

49

payments

$124,792

payment total

8

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Royalty or License
13 $84,778
Consulting
6 $31,038
Promotional Speaking/Other
2 $4,000
Travel and Lodging
9 $3,460
Food and Beverage
17 $1,404
Education
2 $113

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
VASCULAR

device

$34,169
ENGAGE

device

$27,935
MAXIMUM

device

$27,935
ULTIMUM

device

$27,935
FAST-CATH

device

$27,935
IMPELLA

device

$19,283
STRUCTURAL HEART

device

$18,744
ST. JUDE MEDICAL

device

$6,052
AGGRASTAT (TIROFIBAN HCL)

drug

$644
AGGRASTAT

drug

$575
ANGIOMAX

drug

$100
XIENCE V CORONARY STENT SYSTEM

device

$88
NC TREK CORONARY CATHETERS

device

$88
HI-TORQUE CORONARY GUIDE WIRE

device

$88
ASAHI FIELDER CORONARY GUIDE WIRE

device

$88
INTEGRILIN

drug

$18
ELIQUIS

drug

$13
† 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
Aug 1, 2016 $14,000

Impella Consulting ABIOMED
Apr 29, 2015 $7,417

Vascular Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 26, 2016 $7,354

Fast-Cath Ultimum Engage Maximum Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jul 13, 2016 $7,247

Fast-Cath Ultimum Engage Maximum Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Nov 13, 2015 $7,100

No Listed Product Consulting Corindus Inc.
Nov 13, 2015 $7,100

No Listed Product Consulting Corindus Inc.
Apr 20, 2016 $6,731

Fast-Cath Ultimum Engage Maximum Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jan 20, 2016 $6,603

Fast-Cath Ultimum Engage Maximum Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jan 21, 2015 $6,444

Vascular Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jan 27, 2014 $6,440

Structural Heart Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jul 17, 2014 $6,415

Structural Heart Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jul 22, 2015 $6,363

Vascular Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 21, 2015 $6,151

Vascular Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 29, 2013 $6,052

St. Jude Medical Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Apr 29, 2014 $5,889

Structural Heart Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 22, 2014 $5,670

Vascular Royalty or License St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jan 31, 2014 $2,000

Impella Promotional Speaking/Other ABIOMED WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL
Jan 31, 2014 $2,000

Impella Promotional Speaking/Other ABIOMED WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL
Oct 28, 2013 $1,838

Vascular Consulting Abbott Laboratories
Sep 5, 2015 $923

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Corindus Inc.
Feb 11, 2015 $862

Impella Travel and Lodging ABIOMED

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/290057

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].