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/636171
  • 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/636171
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

JUANITA THORPE

Listed Specialty: Podiatrist, Foot & Ankle Surgery
12 LENHART RD, FLEETWOOD, PA, 19522-8613

Payments: At a Glance

36

payments

$1,480

payment total

13

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
36 $1,480

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
APLIGRAF

device

$243
KERYDIN

drug

$185
TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES

device

$175
REGRANEX

drug

$162
JUBLIA

drug

$161
CMF OL1000

device

$152
DERMAGRAFT

device

$117
PRIMATRIX

device

$109
SPY

device

$74
DERMACELL

device

$74
CONSUMABLES

device

$74
LUNA

device

$74
PINPOINT

device

$74
XARTEMIS XR

drug

$51
APLIGRAF

drug

$48
SANTYL

drug

$37
DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY

device

$37
DERMASPAN

device

$19
CERAMENT BONE VOID FILLER

device

$19
NEW PRODUCT

device

$19
SCP BONE SUBSTITUTE

device

$19
† 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/636171

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Dec 22, 2016 $135

CMF OL1000 Food and Beverage DJO, LLC
Mar 27, 2014 $133

TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES Food and Beverage Stryker Corporation
Sep 15, 2016 $125

Regranex Food and Beverage Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Jul 15, 2016 $124

Apligraf Food and Beverage Organogenesis Inc.
Nov 4, 2016 $117

Apligraf Dermagraft Food and Beverage Organogenesis Inc. L&M Healthcare Communications
Sep 17, 2015 $100

KERYDIN Food and Beverage Sandoz Inc.
Oct 15, 2015 $100

JUBLIA Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Mar 30, 2016 $85

KERYDIN Food and Beverage Sandoz Inc.
Jan 22, 2015 $83

Primatrix Food and Beverage TEI Medical Inc.
May 16, 2016 $74

SPY PINPOINT LUNA CONSUMABLES DERMACELL Food and Beverage NOVADAQ TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Sep 26, 2014 $41

TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES Food and Beverage Stryker Corporation
Oct 16, 2014 $37

DISTAL EXTREMITY ARTHROSCOPY Food and Beverage Keystone Surgical Systems, Inc.
Jan 16, 2015 $26

XARTEMIS XR Food and Beverage Mallinckrodt LLC
Oct 7, 2016 $19

Cerament Bone Void Filler New Product SCP Bone Substitute Dermaspan Food and Beverage Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Sep 18, 2015 $18

Apligraf Food and Beverage Organogenesis Inc.
Mar 20, 2015 $17

Apligraf Food and Beverage Organogenesis Inc.
May 22, 2015 $17

Santyl Regranex Food and Beverage Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Apr 25, 2016 $17

NEWCLIP CMF OL1000 Food and Beverage DJO, LLC
Sep 30, 2016 $15

LYRICA Food and Beverage Pfizer Inc.
Nov 23, 2016 $14

JUBLIA Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Sep 10, 2015 $14

JUBLIA Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America 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/636171

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].