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/620680
  • 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/620680
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

PEARL KWONG

Listed Specialty: Pediatric Dermatology
10175 FORTUNE PKWY, SUITE 1203, JACKSONVILLE, FL, 32256-3519

Payments: At a Glance

871

payments

$287,767

payment total

29

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
92 $127K
Travel and Lodging
136 $48,992
Nonaccredited Training
25 $40,146
Honoraria
17 $25,800
Food and Beverage
554 $24,529
Consulting
5 $11,750
Education
36 $8,943
Gift
6 $564

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
DORYX

drug

$45,576
ZENATANE

drug

$35,521
EPIDUO

drug

$32,596
FINACEA

drug

$31,374
CLODERM

drug

$26,308
ONEXTON

drug

$23,005
DERMATOLOGICAL PRODUCTS

device

$19,204
EPIDUO FORTE

drug

$17,271
ACTICLATE

drug

$16,262
DESONATE

drug

$14,199
SOLODYN

drug

$9,455
JUBLIA

drug

$7,546
ACZONE

drug

$5,945
LUZU

drug

$5,748
ELIDEL

drug

$5,600
CORDRAN TAPE

drug

$4,500
FLUOROPLEX

drug

$3,972
VERDESO

drug

$3,849
CORDRAN

drug

$3,815
TRIANEX

drug

$3,784
EUCRISA

drug

$1,743
† 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/620680

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
May 30, 2015 $6,660

Finacea Education Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Pearl C Kwong Md
Mar 27, 2015 $3,700

Desonate Finacea Promotional Speaking/Other Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Pearl C Kwong Md
May 1, 2015 $3,700

Desonate Promotional Speaking/Other Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Pearl C Kwong Md
Apr 21, 2016 $3,700

Finacea Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: FADb 135180079 135180079 1

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. PEARL C KWONG MD
Apr 15, 2016 $3,700

Finacea Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: FADb 135181085 135181085 1

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. PEARL C KWONG MD
Oct 28, 2016 $3,500

ACZONE Consulting Allergan Inc.
Nov 5, 2015 $3,400

EPIDUO FORTE Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: US

Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Apr 21, 2016 $3,330

Finacea Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: FADb 135182141 135182141 1

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. PEARL C KWONG MD
Sep 18, 2013 $3,000

EPIDUO Promotional Speaking/Other Galderma Laboratories, L.P. Pearl Chu Kwong, MD PLLC
Sep 18, 2014 $3,000

EPIDUO Promotional Speaking/Other Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Aug 7, 2014 $3,000

EPIDUO Promotional Speaking/Other Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Apr 21, 2016 $3,000

No Listed Product Consulting Promius Pharma LLC
Nov 12, 2015 $3,000

Doryx Honoraria Mayne Pharma Inc.
Jun 18, 2014 $3,000

EPIDUO Promotional Speaking/Other Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Oct 31, 2013 $3,000

EPIDUO Promotional Speaking/Other Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Apr 7, 2014 $3,000

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
May 21, 2016 $3,000

EPIDUO FORTE Promotional Speaking/Other Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Nov 6, 2014 $2,970

DORYX Promotional Speaking/Other Actavis Pharma Inc
May 2, 2014 $2,970

DORYX Promotional Speaking/Other Actavis Pharma Inc
Oct 3, 2014 $2,970

DORYX Promotional Speaking/Other Actavis Pharma Inc
Nov 18, 2014 $2,970

DORYX Promotional Speaking/Other Actavis Pharma 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/620680

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].