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/40805
  • 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/40805
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

MANSOUR RAZMINIA

Listed Specialty: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
3000 N HALSTED ST, SUITE 803, CHICAGO, IL, 60657-5188

Payments: At a Glance

172

payments

$77,402

payment total

9

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
35 $60,184
Travel and Lodging
42 $11,172
Food and Beverage
91 $5,618
Consulting
1 $375
Education
3 $53

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
CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT

device

$29,865
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

device

$26,108
WORKMATE CLARIS SYSTEM

device

$8,582
EP-WORKMATE RECORDING SYSTEM

device

$8,582
EP-NURSEMATE REMOTE REVIEW STATION

device

$8,582
EP-4 CARDIAC STIMULATOR

device

$8,582
ENSITE DEREXI

device

$8,582
VIEWMATE

device

$7,176
VIEWFLEX XTRA ICE CATHETER

device

$7,176
SAFIRE BLU AND SAFIRE BLU DUO

device

$6,328
FLEXABILITY ABLATION CATHETER

device

$6,328
TACTICATH QUARTZ CONTACT FORCE ABLATION CATHETER

device

$6,328
THERAPY COOL PATH ABLATION CATHETER

device

$6,328
ABLATION

device

$5,700
ENSITE

device

$5,669
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY (EP)

device

$1,564
SETROX

device

$1,059
ELUNA

device

$1,059
PASSEO

device

$1,059
MICRONY LL SR PLUS PACEMAKER

device

$1,016
ACCENT

device

$1,016
† 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/40805

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Oct 22, 2016 $3,568

ViewFlex Xtra ICE Catheter ViewMate Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 17, 2015 $3,568

Cardiac Rhythm Management Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 21, 2015 $3,568

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 21, 2015 $3,568

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Mar 15, 2016 $2,900

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Feb 13, 2015 $2,900

Ablation Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Jan 9, 2016 $2,676

WorkMate Claris System EP-WorkMate Recording System EP-NurseMate Remote Review Station EP-4 Cardiac Stimulator Ensite Derexi Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 21, 2015 $2,676

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Sep 3, 2016 $2,676

Safire Blu and Safire Blu Duo TactiCath Quartz Contact Force Ablation Catheter Therapy Cool Path Ablation Catheter FlexAbility Ablation Catheter Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 21, 2015 $2,230

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jul 9, 2016 $1,784

Safire Blu and Safire Blu Duo TactiCath Quartz Contact Force Ablation Catheter Therapy Cool Path Ablation Catheter FlexAbility Ablation Catheter Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jul 9, 2016 $1,784

Safire Blu and Safire Blu Duo TactiCath Quartz Contact Force Ablation Catheter Therapy Cool Path Ablation Catheter FlexAbility Ablation Catheter Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 22, 2016 $1,784

ViewFlex Xtra ICE Catheter ViewMate Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 22, 2016 $1,784

ViewFlex Xtra ICE Catheter ViewMate Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 21, 2015 $1,784

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 21, 2015 $1,784

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 17, 2015 $1,784

Cardiac Rhythm Management Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Apr 2, 2016 $1,338

WorkMate Claris System EP-WorkMate Recording System EP-NurseMate Remote Review Station EP-4 Cardiac Stimulator Ensite Derexi Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 21, 2015 $1,338

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 21, 2015 $1,338

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 16, 2016 $1,022

Ensite Travel and Lodging St. Jude Medical, 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/40805

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].