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/300160
  • 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/300160
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

GARY ROTHENBERG

Listed Specialty: Podiatrist
24 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DRIVE, ANN ARBOR, MI, 48109-9484

Payments: At a Glance

246

payments

$109,838

payment total

15

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
25 $51,250
Consulting
10 $26,581
Travel and Lodging
102 $22,025
Honoraria
4 $5,250
Food and Beverage
105 $4,732

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
WOUND MATRIX

device

$77,291
SNAP

device

$23,558
APLIGRAF

drug

$6,358
MIST THERAPY

drug

$1,896
SANTYL

drug

$166
SORBION SACHET S

device

$132
THERABOND 3D

device

$132
SORBION SANA GENTLE

device

$132
SILVERSEAL

device

$132
HYDRESS

device

$92
NONE

device

$88
NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY

device

$65
WOUND DRESSINGS

device

$63
BIOVANCE

device

$40
ACTITOUCH

device

$40
FLEXITOUCH

device

$40
ENTRE

device

$40
AURIX

device

$29
OTHER ADVANCED WOUND MANAGEMENT

device

$19
BONE GROWTH STIMULATOR ANDBONE HEALING SYSTEM

device

$18
ADVANCED WOUND DRESSINGS

device

$15
† 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/300160

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Sep 17, 2013 $7,500

SNaP Consulting Spiracur Inc.
Aug 26, 2013 $4,000

SNaP Consulting Spiracur Inc.
Feb 25, 2015 $3,550

Wound Matrix Consulting Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Aug 26, 2013 $2,500

SNaP Consulting Spiracur Inc.
Sep 11, 2014 $2,500

SNaP Consulting Spiracur Inc.
Feb 13, 2014 $2,500

SNaP Consulting Spiracur Inc.
Mar 11, 2015 $2,200

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Mar 11, 2015 $2,200

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Jul 6, 2015 $2,200

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Apr 1, 2015 $2,200

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Jun 12, 2015 $2,200

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Dec 21, 2015 $2,200

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
May 22, 2015 $2,200

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Mar 30, 2015 $2,200

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Apr 17, 2015 $2,200

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Sep 14, 2015 $2,200

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
May 28, 2014 $2,000

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Mar 10, 2014 $2,000

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Feb 18, 2014 $2,000

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
May 5, 2014 $2,000

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Sep 22, 2014 $2,000

Wound Matrix Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, 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/300160

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].