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/307055
  • 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/307055
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

J BRAKER

Listed Specialty: Dermatology
2717 N GRANDVIEW BLVD, WAUKESHA, WI, 53188

Payments: At a Glance

78

payments

$1,279

payment total

15

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
78 $1,279

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
STELARA

drug

$348
COSENTYX

drug

$226
MIRVASO GEL

drug

$112
ENBREL

drug

$102
HUMIRA

drug

$65
VELTIN

drug

$63
SORILUX

drug

$63
FABIOR

drug

$63
XOLAIR

drug

$47
OTEZLA

drug

$43
DERMATOLOGICAL PRODUCTS

device

$43
TACLONEX

drug

$35
ACZONE

drug

$30
ERIVEDGE

drug

$21
DESONATE

drug

$20
FINACEA

drug

$20
PICATO

drug

$19
MIRVASO

drug

$16
ORACEA

drug

$16
SOOLANTRA

drug

$16
ZIANA

drug

$14
† 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/307055

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
May 20, 2015 $123

COSENTYX Food and Beverage NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Oct 10, 2013 $112

MIRVASO GEL Food and Beverage Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Feb 12, 2015 $105

Stelara Food and Beverage

Details: Related to bona-fide consulting activity

Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
Jan 26, 2015 $26

Stelara Food and Beverage

Details: Related to product discussion

Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Oct 30, 2013 $25

Stelara Food and Beverage Janssen Biotech, Inc.
May 13, 2015 $24

COSENTYX Food and Beverage NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Dec 12, 2014 $24

DERMATOLOGICAL PRODUCTS Food and Beverage Aqua Pharmaceuticals
Oct 14, 2013 $22

Enbrel Food and Beverage Amgen Inc.
Oct 12, 2015 $22

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Celgene Corporation
Apr 20, 2015 $22

Stelara Food and Beverage

Details: Related to product discussion

Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Oct 16, 2013 $21

Erivedge Food and Beverage Genentech USA, Inc.
Sep 11, 2013 $21

TACLONEX Food and Beverage LEO Pharma Inc.
Dec 4, 2013 $20

Finacea Desonate Food and Beverage Bayer HealthCare LLC
Dec 1, 2014 $20

Enbrel Food and Beverage Amgen Inc.
May 11, 2015 $19

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Jul 16, 2015 $19

PICATO Food and Beverage LEO Pharma Inc.
Jun 3, 2015 $19

COSENTYX Food and Beverage NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Jun 24, 2014 $19

DERMATOLOGICAL PRODUCTS Food and Beverage Aqua Pharmaceuticals
Feb 16, 2015 $18

Enbrel Food and Beverage Amgen Inc.
Oct 13, 2014 $18

Stelara Food and Beverage Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Feb 26, 2014 $17

Stelara Food and Beverage Janssen Biotech, 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/307055

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].