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/324192
  • 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/324192
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

JOHNNY GAYTON

Listed Specialty: Ophthalmology
216 CORDER RD, WARNER ROBINS, GA, 31088

Payments: At a Glance

434

payments

$205,087

payment total

15

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
22 $69,850
Consulting
24 $55,817
Travel and Lodging
64 $28,495
Honoraria
7 $21,200
Nonaccredited Training
7 $18,000
Food and Beverage
307 $11,554
Education
3 $170

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
OMIDRIA

drug

$61,730
XIIDRA

drug

$31,473
PROLENSA

drug

$28,752
BROMSITE

drug

$17,546
OPTICS

device

$17,404
ENVISTA

device

$16,721
TRULIGN TORIC

device

$14,725
LOTEMAX GEL

drug

$9,602
MEDICAL OPTICS

device

$6,516
MACUGEN

drug

$5,746
HEALON VISCOELASTICS

device

$5,378
TECNIS 1-PIECE IOL

device

$5,378
TECNIS 3-PIECE IOL

device

$5,378
TECNIS MULTIFOCAL FAMILY OF 1-PIECE IOLS

device

$5,378
TECNIS TORIC 1-PIECE IOL

device

$5,378
TEARLAB OSMOLARITY SYSTEM

device

$5,080
BESIVANCE

drug

$4,013
CRYSTALENS

device

$3,040
STELLARIS PC

device

$1,475
VICTUS

device

$1,352
TORIC

device

$541
† 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/324192

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Oct 28, 2016 $7,700

Bromsite Honoraria Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc.
Dec 5, 2016 $6,500

XIIDRA Promotional Speaking/Other Shire North American Group Inc
Dec 11, 2014 $6,000

Optics Consulting

Details: EXP 150117114510817570 DTL 150117114628528176

Abbott Laboratories
Aug 20, 2013 $6,000

Medical Optics Consulting Abbott Laboratories
Sep 8, 2016 $5,500

XIIDRA Promotional Speaking/Other Shire North American Group Inc
Dec 31, 2013 $5,000

TearLab Osmolarity System Nonaccredited Training TearLab Corp
Jan 9, 2014 $5,000

MACUGEN Consulting Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Aug 1, 2015 $4,750

Omidria Honoraria Omeros Corporation
Aug 20, 2015 $4,500

Omidria Promotional Speaking/Other Omeros Corporation
Sep 23, 2015 $4,500

Omidria Promotional Speaking/Other Omeros Corporation
Oct 7, 2016 $4,000

TRULIGN TORIC ENVISTA Consulting Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC Gayton Health Centre, P.C
Jan 23, 2014 $4,000

LOTEMAX GEL PROLENSA BESIVANCE Consulting Bausch and Lomb Inc.
Mar 4, 2016 $4,000

TRULIGN TORIC ENVISTA Consulting Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Jul 24, 2015 $3,750

Omidria Promotional Speaking/Other Omeros Corporation
Sep 2, 2015 $3,750

Omidria Promotional Speaking/Other Omeros Corporation
Aug 28, 2015 $3,750

Omidria Promotional Speaking/Other Omeros Corporation
May 21, 2015 $3,750

Omidria Promotional Speaking/Other Omeros Corporation
Dec 5, 2016 $3,250

XIIDRA Promotional Speaking/Other Shire North American Group Inc
Jan 16, 2014 $3,000

Optics Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: EXP 140121144505492065 DTL 140121144724978884

Abbott Laboratories
Dec 11, 2014 $3,000

Optics Consulting

Details: EXP 150117114908085325 DTL 150117115029179326

Abbott Laboratories
Apr 17, 2014 $3,000

PROLENSA Nonaccredited Training Bausch and Lomb 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/324192

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].