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/38111
  • 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/38111
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

PAUL PERITO

Listed Specialty:
135 SAN LORENZO AVE STE 540, CORAL GABLES, FL, 33146-1880

Payments: At a Glance

528

payments

$2,411,267

payment total

18

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Education
51 $1.87M
Consulting
46 $309K
Promotional Speaking/Other
31 $99,950
Travel and Lodging
131 $88,042
Nonaccredited Training
10 $24,075
Food and Beverage
258 $15,755
Gift
1 $7,730

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
PENILE RECONSTRUCTION

device

$1.53M
TITAN

device

$614K
AMS 700 SERIES

device

$66,059
OTHER- BSC PRODUCT NOT LISTED

device

$50,063
UROLIFT

device

$37,772
AMS 700

device

$34,699
OTHER

device

$24,250
UROLIFT SYSTEM

device

$20,813
UROLIFT - UL400

device

$19,419
OLYMPUS ACCESSORIES

device

$7,730
MALE INCONTINENCE

device

$5,135
GREENLIGHT LASER THERAPY

device

$1,677
VIRTUE

device

$955
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

device

$500
GENERAL - KIDNEY STONE DISEASE

device

$470
PELVIC FLOOR REPAIR

device

$207
STENDRA

drug

$185
VIAGRA

drug

$182
TOVIAZ

drug

$171
XIAFLEX

drug

$165
FEMALE INCONTINENCE

device

$152
† 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/38111

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Nov 18, 2015 $72,800

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Apr 1, 2014 $71,800

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
May 30, 2014 $69,956

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Oct 13, 2015 $69,388

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Jan 13, 2015 $68,500

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Consulting Coloplast Corp
May 13, 2015 $67,600

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Jan 1, 2014 $66,700

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Apr 30, 2014 $65,400

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Jul 17, 2015 $64,700

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
May 24, 2016 $64,150

TITAN Education Coloplast Corp
Sep 30, 2014 $64,100

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Jun 30, 2014 $64,086

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Mar 10, 2015 $64,000

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Apr 14, 2015 $63,500

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Sep 14, 2015 $63,050

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Aug 17, 2015 $62,840

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Feb 16, 2015 $61,800

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Apr 8, 2016 $60,300

TITAN Consulting Coloplast Corp
Aug 1, 2016 $60,125

TITAN Consulting Coloplast Corp
Jun 17, 2015 $60,050

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp
Oct 26, 2014 $59,100

PENILE RECONSTRUCTION Education Coloplast Corp

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/38111

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].