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/468465
  • 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/468465
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

DANIEL CULLUM

Listed Specialty: Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1859 N LAKEWOOD DR, SUITE 101, COEUR D ALENE, ID, 83814-2661

Payments: At a Glance

183

payments

$214,472

payment total

11

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Honoraria
29 $89,500
Promotional Speaking/Other
18 $53,775
Consulting
6 $21,000
Accredited Training
1 $14,511
Travel and Lodging
27 $13,638
Grant
2 $6,000
Nonaccredited Training
2 $6,000
Gift
21 $4,978
Food and Beverage
74 $4,682
Entertainment
3 $388

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
DENTAL IMPLANTS

device

$81,712
DENTAL IMPLANT

device

$51,251
NOBELSPEEDY

device

$15,520
NOBELACTIVE

device

$15,520
NOBELREPLACE

device

$15,520
BRANEMARK

device

$15,520
NOBELPARALLEL

device

$15,520
DENTAL IMAGING

device

$5,183
GASKET, AIR FILTER, C61

device

$211
BACKFLOW PREVENTER, C61

device

$211
IMPLANT PREPARATION KIT

device

$160
IPK01

device

$160
DENTAL

device

$43
TAPER 1.6 MM

device

$31
TAPER 2.1 MM

device

$16
HM33-016-SU

device

$16
HM33-021-SU

device

$16
HM33R-016-SU

device

$16
FILTER-AIR, C61

device

$14
LARGE, SMALL, HIGH TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT

device

$12
† 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.

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Dec 3, 2014 $15,000

DENTAL IMPLANTS Consulting BioHorizons Implant Systems Inc.
Feb 9, 2015 $14,511

No Listed Product Accredited Training Meisinger USA, LLC
Apr 4, 2016 $8,500

No Listed Product Honoraria Osteogenics Biomedical Inc.
Dec 3, 2014 $8,000

No Listed Product Honoraria Osteogenics Biomedical Inc.
Feb 24, 2016 $8,000

DENTAL IMPLANTS Honoraria BioHorizons Implant Systems Inc.
Feb 25, 2015 $7,500

DENTAL IMPLANTS Promotional Speaking/Other BioHorizons Implant Systems Inc.
Nov 13, 2015 $7,500

Dental Implant Honoraria Nobel Biocare USA
Mar 25, 2015 $7,500

DENTAL IMPLANTS Promotional Speaking/Other BioHorizons Implant Systems Inc.
Dec 9, 2014 $6,000

Dental Implant Honoraria Nobel Biocare USA
Oct 20, 2014 $6,000

Dental Implant Honoraria Nobel Biocare USA
Nov 13, 2014 $6,000

Dental Implant Honoraria Nobel Biocare USA
Jun 2, 2015 $5,500

DENTAL IMPLANTS Promotional Speaking/Other BioHorizons Implant Systems Inc.
Oct 20, 2015 $5,000

Dental Implant Honoraria Nobel Biocare USA
Nov 19, 2014 $5,000

DENTAL IMPLANTS Promotional Speaking/Other BioHorizons Implant Systems Inc.
Nov 9, 2016 $5,000

DENTAL IMPLANTS Nonaccredited Training BioHorizons Implant Systems Inc.
May 6, 2015 $5,000

DENTAL IMPLANTS Promotional Speaking/Other BioHorizons Implant Systems Inc.
Dec 23, 2014 $4,000

DENTAL IMPLANTS Promotional Speaking/Other BioHorizons Implant Systems Inc.
Nov 29, 2013 $4,000

Dental Imaging Promotional Speaking/Other Dental Imaging Technologies Corp.
Oct 18, 2016 $3,500

NobelActive NobelReplace NobelParallel NobelSpeedy Branemark Honoraria Nobel Biocare USA
Mar 18, 2015 $3,200

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Meisinger USA, LLC
Apr 25, 2016 $3,000

NobelActive NobelReplace NobelParallel NobelSpeedy Branemark Promotional Speaking/Other Nobel Biocare USA

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/468465

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].