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/651487
  • 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/651487
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

CHRISTOPHER DOUGHERTY

Listed Specialty: Sports Medicine
1504 SE 28TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR, 72712-3988

Payments: At a Glance

90

payments

$28,917

payment total

23

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
2 $11,139
Promotional Speaking/Other
4 $9,000
Travel and Lodging
12 $4,844
Food and Beverage
71 $3,349
Education
1 $585

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
NOVOSTITCH

device

$12,657
ALL ARTHREX PRODUCT LINES

device

$5,918
KNEE & HIP ARTHROSCOPY

device

$5,586
BIOLOGICS

device

$2,043
ROTATION MEDICAL ARTHROSCOPIC INSTRUMENT KIT

device

$480
SPORTS MEDICINE

device

$244
KNEES

device

$215
MAKOPLASTY

device

$177
LINVATEC SHOULDER ARTHROSCOPY

device

$119
TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES

device

$117
TRAUMA

device

$97
HIPS

device

$77
PENNSAID

drug

$75
NEOX

drug

$68
OXYCONTIN

drug

$43
HYSINGLA ER

drug

$43
BUTRANS

drug

$43
VIMOVO

drug

$40
XARTEMIS XR

drug

$38
SURGICAL PAIN REGIONAL ANESTHESIA

device

$35
ULTRATAPE

device

$34
† 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/651487

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Aug 16, 2016 $5,952

NovoStitch Consulting Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
Dec 29, 2015 $5,187

NovoStitch Consulting Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
Jun 11, 2015 $3,000

KNEE & HIP ARTHROSCOPY Promotional Speaking/Other Arthrex, Inc.
Jan 23, 2014 $2,000

KNEE & HIP ARTHROSCOPY Promotional Speaking/Other Arthrex, Inc.
Nov 14, 2013 $2,000

BIOLOGICS Promotional Speaking/Other Arthrex, Inc.
Nov 14, 2013 $2,000

ALL ARTHREX PRODUCT LINES Promotional Speaking/Other Arthrex, Inc.
Feb 25, 2014 $1,008

ALL ARTHREX PRODUCT LINES Travel and Lodging Arthrex, Inc.
Apr 10, 2015 $789

ALL ARTHREX PRODUCT LINES Travel and Lodging Arthrex, Inc.
Dec 29, 2015 $713

NovoStitch Travel and Lodging Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
Dec 29, 2015 $628

NovoStitch Travel and Lodging Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
Jan 20, 2016 $585

No Listed Product Education

Details: Transfer of value related to products manufactured by Arthrex, Inc

Midsouth Orthopedics
Dec 23, 2013 $577

ALL ARTHREX PRODUCT LINES Travel and Lodging Arthrex, Inc.
Dec 15, 2014 $423

ALL ARTHREX PRODUCT LINES Travel and Lodging Arthrex, Inc.
Jun 24, 2015 $278

KNEE & HIP ARTHROSCOPY Travel and Lodging Arthrex, Inc.
Oct 23, 2014 $266

Rotation Medical Arthroscopic Instrument Kit Food and Beverage Rotation Medical, Inc.
Jan 9, 2014 $256

ALL ARTHREX PRODUCT LINES Food and Beverage Arthrex, Inc.
Aug 1, 2013 $250

ALL ARTHREX PRODUCT LINES Food and Beverage Arthrex, Inc.
Mar 26, 2015 $213

Rotation Medical Arthroscopic Instrument Kit Food and Beverage Rotation Medical, Inc.
Jan 9, 2015 $160

ALL ARTHREX PRODUCT LINES Food and Beverage Arthrex, Inc.
Jun 24, 2015 $158

KNEE & HIP ARTHROSCOPY Food and Beverage Arthrex, Inc.
May 4, 2015 $150

KNEE & HIP ARTHROSCOPY Travel and Lodging Arthrex, 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/651487

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].