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/293935
  • 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/293935
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GEORGE GRUNBERGER

Listed Specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
43494 WOODWARD AVE, STE 208, BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI, 48302-5054

Payments: At a Glance

1,509

payments

$926,272

payment total

39

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
294 $619K
Consulting
59 $145K
Travel and Lodging
496 $113K
Food and Beverage
631 $28,468
Honoraria
10 $19,813
Education
19 $876

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
INVOKANA

drug

$169K
TANZEUM

drug

$88,513
TRULICITY

drug

$77,747
BYDUREON

drug

$74,142
JARDIANCE

drug

$65,371
TOUJEO

drug

$54,966
GLYXAMBI

drug

$46,982
BELVIQ

drug

$46,425
VICTOZA

drug

$38,093
PRALUENT

drug

$35,196
TRESIBA

drug

$25,794
OTHER

drug

$20,976
FARXIGA

drug

$12,074
NESINA

drug

$11,928
QSYMIA

drug

$10,975
JANUVIA

drug

$10,302
KAZANO

drug

$9,257
OSENI

drug

$9,257
AFREZZA

drug

$9,059
JANUMET

drug

$8,358
SAXENDA

drug

$8,353
† 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/293935

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Feb 13, 2016 $13,325

PRALUENT Consulting SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC GRUNBERGER DIABETES INSTITUTE
Nov 6, 2015 $11,988

other Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Payment made to Third Party Organization not to Physician.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation GRUNBERGER DIABETES MEDICAL CENTER PC
Nov 15, 2015 $9,992

No Listed Product Consulting SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Feb 12, 2016 $8,486

PRALUENT Travel and Lodging SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Oct 9, 2015 $7,813

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Novo Nordisk Inc
Nov 3, 2014 $7,150

No Listed Product Consulting AstraZeneca UK Limited GRUNBERGER DIABETES INSTITUTE
Dec 11, 2013 $6,000

Invokana Consulting Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Grunberger Diabetes Inst
Sep 14, 2016 $5,849

PRALUENT Consulting SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Jun 24, 2015 $5,535

TANZEUM Consulting GlaxoSmithKline, LLC.
Nov 30, 2015 $5,051

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Eli Lilly and Company GRUNBERGER DIABETES INSTITUTE
Jun 1, 2016 $5,013

OTHER Consulting SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Feb 20, 2015 $4,500

TRULICITY Consulting

Details: THE REPORTED PAYMENT REFLECTS THE AMOUNT PROVIDED TO A THIRD PARTY EMPLOYER OR INSTITUTION IN CONNECTION WITH SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE COVERED RECIPIENT. LILLY DOES NOT KNOW HOW MUCH, IF ANY, OF THIS AMOUNT WAS ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY THE COVERED RECIPIENT.

Lilly USA, LLC GRUNBERGER DIABETES INSTITUTE
Dec 22, 2014 $4,300

BYDUREON Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Mar 5, 2015 $4,300

BYDUREON Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Jun 30, 2016 $4,300

FARXIGA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Jun 22, 2015 $4,300

BYDUREON Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Jun 30, 2016 $4,300

BYDUREON Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Aug 31, 2015 $4,300

BYDUREON Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Oct 9, 2015 $4,200

No Listed Product Consulting Novo Nordisk Inc GRUNBERGER DIABETES INSTITUTE, P.C.
Dec 15, 2015 $4,030

TOUJEO Promotional Speaking/Other SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Aug 20, 2015 $4,030

TOUJEO Promotional Speaking/Other SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC

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/293935

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].