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/57921
  • 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/57921
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ANDREA SINGER

Listed Specialty: Internal Medicine
3800 RESERVOIR RD NW, WASHINGTON, DC, 20007-2113

Payments: At a Glance

491

payments

$342,226

payment total

12

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
110 $164K
Consulting
42 $104K
Travel and Lodging
142 $43,398
Food and Beverage
193 $14,605
Nonaccredited Training
1 $11,291
Honoraria
2 $4,500
Education
1 $6

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
PROLIA

drug

$173K
FORTEO

drug

$30,801
BRISDELLE

drug

$20,397
ATELVIA

drug

$18,935
ACTIVOS

device

$11,291
FOSAMAX

drug

$5,956
OTHER

drug

$5,520
KYPHON BALLOON KYPHOPLASTY

device

$2,713
BINOSTO

drug

$1,200
DUAVEE

drug

$875
OSPHENA

drug

$246
INTERVENTIONAL THERAPIES

device

$170
LILETTA

drug

$137
ESTRACE CREAM

drug

$90
GENERESS FE

drug

$89
REPATHA

drug

$7
XGEVA

drug

$6
† 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
Aug 26, 2016 $11,291

ACTIVOS Nonaccredited Training Medtronic USA, Inc. National Osteoporosis Foundation
Nov 26, 2013 $9,000

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Mission Pharmacal Company
Aug 19, 2014 $8,750

Prolia Consulting Amgen Inc.
Mar 20, 2014 $8,500

ATELVIA Promotional Speaking/Other Actavis Pharma Inc
Oct 29, 2013 $6,000

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Mission Pharmacal Company
Jun 7, 2016 $5,000

No Listed Product Consulting Amgen Inc.
Dec 4, 2014 $5,000

No Listed Product Consulting Amgen Inc.
Oct 5, 2015 $5,000

No Listed Product Consulting Amgen Inc.
Nov 23, 2016 $4,500

No Listed Product Consulting Amgen Inc.
Jun 18, 2014 $4,000

Prolia Consulting Amgen Inc.
Jan 25, 2016 $4,000

Prolia Consulting Amgen Inc.
Nov 24, 2014 $4,000

Prolia Consulting Amgen Inc.
Oct 24, 2016 $3,750

Prolia Consulting Amgen Inc.
Mar 3, 2014 $3,500

Prolia Consulting Amgen Inc.
Aug 6, 2015 $3,125

Prolia Consulting Amgen Inc.
Nov 4, 2015 $3,060

other Consulting Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Dec 9, 2013 $3,000

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Mission Pharmacal Company
Nov 18, 2013 $3,000

Prolia Consulting Amgen Inc.
Apr 24, 2014 $3,000

No Listed Product Honoraria Mission Pharmacal Company
May 22, 2015 $2,750

Prolia Consulting Amgen Inc.
Dec 15, 2016 $2,625

FORTEO Consulting Lilly USA, LLC

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/57921

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].