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/54552
  • 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/54552
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

WILLIAM JAFFE

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
301 E 17TH ST, SUITE 1402, NEW YORK, NY, 10003-3804

Payments: At a Glance

610

payments

$1,413,435

payment total

4

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
391 $1.41M
Travel and Lodging
194 $7,831
Food and Beverage
25 $566

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
HIPS

device

$1.03M
KNEES

device

$859K
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

device

$265K
ACCOLADE

device

$57,026
TRIATHLON

device

$39,151
OTHER

device

$37,696
INTERBODY DEVICE

device

$14,000
TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES

device

$5,500
GMRS

device

$4,500
MAKOPLASTY

device

$2,716
TRIDENT

device

$1,500
AVON

device

$1,000
DURACON

device

$1,000
VARIAX

device

$491
MOBILE BEARING HIP SYSTEM

device

$171
RESTORATION

device

$137
SAVAYSA

drug

$121
BYSTOLIC

drug

$33
BRILINTA

drug

$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
Sep 11, 2014 $24,750

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Dec 11, 2014 $21,500

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Aug 8, 2013 $19,500

HIPS Consulting Stryker Corporation
Aug 6, 2015 $19,000

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Aug 14, 2014 $18,750

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Aug 14, 2014 $18,750

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jan 8, 2015 $18,500

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Apr 9, 2015 $18,250

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Oct 1, 2015 $18,250

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Apr 11, 2014 $17,750

HIPS Consulting Stryker Corporation
Nov 6, 2014 $17,750

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jan 14, 2016 $16,500

New Product Development Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jul 9, 2015 $16,250

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jan 9, 2014 $16,000

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Aug 6, 2015 $16,000

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jul 24, 2014 $16,000

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Oct 17, 2013 $15,500

HIPS Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jul 9, 2015 $15,500

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jan 8, 2015 $15,250

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
May 28, 2015 $15,250

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jun 12, 2014 $15,250

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker 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/54552

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].