Dollars for Docs: Talk With Your Doctor

https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
You can print this page and show it your doctor.

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/337458
  • 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/337458
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

DAVID IANNITTI

Listed Specialty: Surgery
1025 MOREHEAD MEDICAL DR, SUITE 300, CHARLOTTE, NC, 28204-2963

Payments: At a Glance

674

payments

$535,145

payment total

33

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Honoraria
80 $292K
Travel and Lodging
223 $158K
Consulting
9 $41,950
Food and Beverage
354 $24,360
Promotional Speaking/Other
6 $18,225
Nonaccredited Training
1 $1,050
Education
1 $20

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
SURGICAL

device

$308K
DAV-XENMATRIX AB

device

$125K
DAV-PHASIX

device

$58,953
DAV-OPTIFIXTM

device

$11,190
DAV-CAPSURETM

device

$11,190
ABLATION

device

$10,025
DAV-ARISTA AH

device

$9,325
EVARREST

drug

$8,188
BIOSURGERY - TACHOSIL

drug

$7,505
HARMONIC PRODUCT FAMILY

device

$6,078
NANOKNIFE

device

$6,000
ECHELON FLEX STAPLER

device

$5,929
ELECTROSURGERY

device

$5,850
BIOTHERAPEUTICS - NON PRODUCT RELATED

drug

$5,408
OTHER

device

$5,220
ENDO STAPLING

device

$4,664
SIR-SPHERES MICROSPHERES

drug

$4,329
VESSEL SEALING

device

$3,999
STAPLING DEVICES

device

$2,800
DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM

device

$1,750
DAV-VENTRALIGHT

device

$1,296
† 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/337458

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
May 11, 2016 $9,105

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging AngioDynamics, Inc.
Apr 21, 2016 $8,000

DAV-XenMatrix AB DAV-Phasix DAV-CapSureTM DAV-OptiFixTM DAV-Arista AH Honoraria Davol Inc.
Feb 20, 2015 $6,600

BioSurgery - TACHOSIL Consulting Baxter Healthcare
Jan 12, 2016 $6,600

DAV-Phasix DAV-XenMatrix AB Honoraria Davol Inc.
Mar 22, 2016 $6,500

DAV-XenMatrix AB Honoraria Davol Inc.
Nov 16, 2016 $6,400

DAV-XenMatrix AB DAV-Phasix Honoraria Davol Inc.
Nov 30, 2016 $6,400

DAV-XenMatrix AB DAV-Phasix Honoraria Davol Inc.
Sep 21, 2016 $6,400

DAV-XenMatrix AB Honoraria Davol Inc.
Jun 1, 2016 $6,000

DAV-XenMatrix AB Honoraria Davol Inc.
Sep 18, 2013 $6,000

Ablation Promotional Speaking/Other Covidien LP
Mar 4, 2014 $6,000

Surgical Honoraria Davol Inc.
Sep 30, 2015 $6,000

Surgical Honoraria Davol Inc.
Jun 8, 2016 $6,000

DAV-XenMatrix AB Honoraria Davol Inc.
Jan 14, 2014 $6,000

Surgical Honoraria Davol Inc.
Aug 27, 2013 $6,000

Surgical Honoraria Davol Inc.
Aug 25, 2014 $6,000

Surgical Honoraria Davol Inc.
Dec 28, 2016 $6,000

EVARREST Consulting Ethicon Inc.
Nov 16, 2016 $6,000

Nanoknife Consulting AngioDynamics, Inc.
Jul 30, 2014 $5,850

Electrosurgery Promotional Speaking/Other Covidien Sales LLC
Mar 22, 2015 $5,400

BioTherapeutics - Non Product Related Consulting Baxter Healthcare
Oct 12, 2016 $5,200

ECHELON FLEX Stapler HARMONIC Product Family EVICEL Consulting Ethicon 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/337458

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].