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/329517
  • 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/329517
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

STEVEN GLASSMAN

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
210 E GRAY ST, SUITE 900, LOUISVILLE, KY, 40202-3900

Payments: At a Glance

45

payments

$1,931,670

payment total

8

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Royalty or License
8 $1.91M
Consulting
2 $14,490
Travel and Lodging
11 $2,229
Food and Beverage
24 $970

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
CD HORIZON

device

$1.04M
THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES

device

$886K
MAZORX - RENAISSANCE

device

$5,700
SPINE

device

$256
SPINE IMPLANTS-THORACOLUMBAR

device

$231
GENERAL K2M PRODUCT DISCUSSION

device

$80
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$73
MAZORX RENAISSANCE

device

$34
DIVERGENCE-L

device

$22
† 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.

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Aug 7, 2015 $279,758

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Concept Properties Llc
May 13, 2015 $271,258

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Concept Properties Llc
Aug 15, 2016 $266,699

CD HORIZON Royalty or License Medtronic USA, Inc. Concept Properties Llc
Apr 29, 2016 $264,265

CD HORIZON Royalty or License Medtronic USA, Inc. Concept Properties Llc
Nov 9, 2015 $259,444

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Concept Properties Llc
Nov 10, 2016 $250,716

CD HORIZON Royalty or License Medtronic USA, Inc. Concept Properties Llc
Feb 12, 2016 $246,027

CD HORIZON Royalty or License Medtronic USA, Inc. Concept Properties Llc
Feb 9, 2015 $75,814

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Royalty or License Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Concept Properties Llc
Mar 22, 2016 $8,790

CD HORIZON Consulting Medtronic USA, Inc.
Oct 7, 2016 $5,700

MazorX - Renaissance Consulting Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jan 28, 2016 $648

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jul 30, 2016 $432

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jul 31, 2016 $217

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jan 29, 2016 $215

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jan 29, 2016 $148

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jul 30, 2016 $146

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jul 30, 2016 $128

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Medtronic USA, Inc.
May 24, 2016 $126

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jun 9, 2014 $111

Spine Travel and Lodging

Details: Related to Product Training Activity

DePuy Synthes Sales Inc.
Feb 28, 2014 $101

Spine Implants-Thoracolumbar Travel and Lodging Orthofix International N.V.
Feb 20, 2014 $101

Spine Implants-Thoracolumbar Travel and Lodging Orthofix International N.V.

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/329517

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].