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/301309
  • 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/301309
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

DAVID DIMENNA

Listed Specialty: Podiatrist
1020 KINGS HWY N, SUITE 110, CHERRY HILL, NJ, 08034-1906

Payments: At a Glance

156

payments

$2,615

payment total

25

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
108 $2,100
Travel and Lodging
4 $452
Education
44 $64

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
PROTOE

device

$703
VIMOVO

drug

$236
NUCYNTA

drug

$191
JUBLIA

drug

$152
PROCEDURAL SUPPORT AND OTHER

device

$132
ZORVOLEX

drug

$126
KERYDIN

drug

$89
AUGMENT

drug

$87
SANTYL

drug

$82
DUEXIS

drug

$49
XARTEMIS XR

drug

$47
NAFTIN

drug

$45
TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES

device

$43
ZYVOX

drug

$39
LYRICA

drug

$38
BIOLOGICS

device

$26
INSTRUMENTS

device

$26
FLECTOR PATCH

drug

$26
REGRANEX

drug

$25
SMALL BONE ORTHOPEDICS-ENCOMPASS

device

$25
OXISTAT

drug

$25
† 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/301309

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Aug 2, 2016 $267

PROTOE Travel and Lodging Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Sep 16, 2016 $167

PROTOE Travel and Lodging Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Apr 2, 2014 $132

Procedural Support and Other Food and Beverage Covidien Sales LLC
Feb 26, 2014 $125

Nucynta Food and Beverage Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Sep 16, 2016 $119

PROTOE Food and Beverage Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Jul 15, 2016 $55

AUGMENT Food and Beverage Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Sep 17, 2016 $50

PROTOE Food and Beverage Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Oct 9, 2014 $43

TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES Food and Beverage Stryker Corporation
Jul 25, 2016 $31

No Listed Product Food and Beverage

Details: Lunch meeting to discuss Gorilla plates and Monster Screws

Paragon 28, Inc.
Sep 17, 2016 $30

PROTOE Food and Beverage Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Jul 11, 2016 $29

JUBLIA Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Jan 26, 2015 $28

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Sandoz Inc.
Dec 8, 2015 $26

BIOLOGICS Food and Beverage WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Aug 23, 2016 $26

INSTRUMENTS Food and Beverage

Details: Related to product discussion

DePuy Synthes Sales Inc.
Oct 14, 2016 $25

AUGMENT Food and Beverage Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Jun 10, 2015 $25

SMALL BONE ORTHOPEDICS-ENCOMPASS Food and Beverage Osteomed LLC
Jan 6, 2016 $24

JUBLIA Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Jan 29, 2015 $23

VOLTAREN GEL Food and Beverage Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Jul 21, 2014 $23

VIMOVO Food and Beverage Horizon Pharma USA, Inc.
Sep 17, 2013 $23

Santyl Food and Beverage Smith & Nephew, Inc.
May 21, 2014 $22

Plaque Excision Food and Beverage Covidien Sales 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/301309

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].