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/351522
  • 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/351522
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

VIRGILIO EVIDENTE

Listed Specialty: Neurology
9590 E IRONWOOD SQUARE DR STE 225, SCOTTSDALE, AZ, 85258-4599

Payments: At a Glance

819

payments

$291,463

payment total

22

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
72 $119K
Honoraria
56 $108K
Travel and Lodging
115 $24,450
Consulting
9 $22,253
Food and Beverage
532 $16,729
Education
35 $1,596

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
AZILECT

drug

$158K
APOKYN

drug

$49,718
MYOBLOC

drug

$41,111
NEUPRO

drug

$18,500
NORTHERA

drug

$15,056
HORIZANT

drug

$12,984
XEOMIN

drug

$11,886
DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

device

$5,990
DYSPORT 300 U-1

drug

$4,215
OMNIPAQUE

drug

$1,250
OPTISON

drug

$1,250
VISIPAQUE

drug

$1,250
OMNISCAN

drug

$1,250
ACTIVA

device

$1,202
DUOPA

drug

$606
RYTARY

drug

$590
SIERRA SUMMIT

device

$295
COPAXONE

drug

$260
DYSPORT

drug

$254
NUVIGIL

drug

$196
AMRIX

drug

$114
† 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/351522

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jul 25, 2015 $5,040

Horizant Consulting XenoPort Inc.
Apr 12, 2014 $5,000

AZILECT Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Dec 3, 2013 $4,500

Xeomin Consulting Merz North America, Inc.
Apr 24, 2014 $3,000

Apokyn Myobloc Honoraria US WorldMeds, LLC
Jun 16, 2016 $3,000

APOKYN Promotional Speaking/Other US WorldMeds, LLC
Nov 19, 2016 $3,000

APOKYN Consulting US WorldMeds, LLC
Apr 25, 2014 $3,000

Apokyn Myobloc Honoraria US WorldMeds, LLC
Dec 11, 2016 $3,000

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Virgilio Evidente MD
Nov 2, 2014 $2,925

NORTHERA Consulting Lundbeck LLC
Feb 27, 2015 $2,900

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic USA, Inc.
Aug 28, 2015 $2,600

NORTHERA Honoraria Lundbeck LLC
Mar 14, 2014 $2,500

AZILECT Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Aug 28, 2014 $2,500

AZILECT Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Mar 14, 2014 $2,500

Xeomin Promotional Speaking/Other Merz North America, Inc.
Dec 31, 2013 $2,500

AZILECT Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Mar 10, 2014 $2,500

AZILECT Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
May 8, 2014 $2,500

Xeomin Promotional Speaking/Other Merz North America, Inc.
Aug 22, 2014 $2,500

AZILECT Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Oct 15, 2015 $2,500

AZILECT Promotional Speaking/Other Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Feb 25, 2015 $2,500

AZILECT Promotional Speaking/Other Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Jul 8, 2014 $2,500

AZILECT Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, 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/351522

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].