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/40572
  • 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/40572
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ERIC DONNENFELD

Listed Specialty: Ophthalmology
711 STEWART AVE, STE 160, GARDEN CITY, NY, 11530-4731

Payments: At a Glance

701

payments

$1,394,326

payment total

29

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
181 $991K
Royalty or License
2 $150K
Promotional Speaking/Other
67 $147K
Travel and Lodging
77 $45,252
Food and Beverage
354 $20,682
Education
8 $18,750
Honoraria
2 $10,500
Nonaccredited Training
5 $7,750
Accredited Training
2 $3,000
Gift
3 $64

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
OPTICS

device

$225K
ILEVRO

drug

$123K
TECNIS 3-PIECE IOL

device

$93,394
TECNIS TORIC 1-PIECE IOL

device

$93,394
TECNIS MULTIFOCAL FAMILY OF 1-PIECE IOLS

device

$93,394
TECNIS 1-PIECE IOL

device

$93,394
HEALON VISCOELASTICS

device

$93,394
XIIDRA

drug

$75,222
RESURE SEALANT

device

$72,280
ISTENT TRABECULAR MICRO-BYPASS STENT SYSTEM

device

$67,266
DUREZOL

drug

$66,149
ORA SYSTEM

device

$36,446
SYSTANE

drug

$17,797
ORA

device

$16,461
LOTEMAX GEL

drug

$15,668
NON-COVERED PRODUCT

device

$11,962
PATADAY

drug

$11,325
BESIVANCE

drug

$10,616
OMIDRIA

drug

$10,597
RESTASIS

drug

$9,520
BROMSITE

drug

$8,932
† 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/40572

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Oct 16, 2014 $133,506

No Listed Product Royalty or License

Details: WaveTec Vision Systems, Inc. acquisition

Alcon Research Ltd
Apr 13, 2016 $64,850

ReSure Sealant Consulting Ocular Therapeutix, Inc.
Nov 13, 2014 $35,416

ORA System Consulting Wavetec Vision Systems, Inc.
Dec 16, 2015 $34,500

No Listed Product Consulting Omeros Corporation
Oct 19, 2016 $30,000

No Listed Product Consulting Beaver-Visitec International, Inc.
Nov 5, 2015 $23,800

Optics Consulting

Details: EXP 160107124947277322 DTL 160107125434163060

Abbott Laboratories
Oct 9, 2014 $22,875

Ilevro Consulting Alcon Laboratories Inc
Oct 16, 2014 $22,500

Optics Consulting

Details: EXP 141212155352548456 DTL 141212155523776959

Abbott Laboratories
Oct 1, 2015 $22,500

Optics Consulting

Details: EXP 151103152839645160 DTL 151103153214110346

Abbott Laboratories
Nov 13, 2014 $20,100

Optics Consulting

Details: EXP 141227144012753024 DTL 141227144202040494

Abbott Laboratories
Dec 28, 2015 $20,000

No Listed Product Consulting Beaver-Visitec International, Inc.
Jul 30, 2015 $17,250

Optics Consulting

Details: EXP 151017130143916020 DTL 151017130240222178

Abbott Laboratories
Apr 21, 2016 $16,461

ORA Royalty or License

Details: Transfer of value related to Alcon's acquisition of a company in which the recipient had an ownership interest.

Alcon Research Ltd
Mar 27, 2014 $15,750

No Listed Product Consulting Alcon Laboratories Inc
Sep 30, 2014 $15,000

No Listed Product Consulting Beaver-Visitec International, Inc.
Jun 12, 2014 $14,100

Optics Consulting

Details: EXP 140627175746545717 DTL 140627175856867694

Abbott Laboratories
Nov 11, 2013 $13,750

Ilevro Consulting Alcon Laboratories Inc
Dec 15, 2016 $12,000

Tecnis 1-piece IOL Tecnis Multifocal family of 1-piece IOLs Tecnis Toric 1-piece IOL Tecnis 3-Piece IOL Healon Viscoelastics Consulting

Details: AMO AMO Fee Donnenfeld 122016 05 AMO Fee Donnenfeld 122016 05 01

Abbott Laboratories
Jan 7, 2016 $12,000

Tecnis 1-piece IOL Tecnis Multifocal family of 1-piece IOLs Tecnis Toric 1-piece IOL Tecnis 3-Piece IOL Healon Viscoelastics Consulting

Details: AMO AMO Consult Donnenfeld 012016 01 AMO Consult Donnenfeld 012016 01 REC1

Abbott Laboratories
Feb 6, 2015 $12,000

No Listed Product Consulting Shire North American Group Inc
Sep 14, 2015 $12,000

No Listed Product Consulting Omeros Corporation

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/40572

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].