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/730216
  • 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/730216
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

RICHARD GROSSMAN

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Trauma
5454 WISCONSIN AVE, SUITE 1000, CHEVY CHASE, MD, 20815-6901

Payments: At a Glance

37

payments

$662

payment total

16

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
37 $662

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
DUEXIS

drug

$74
XIAFLEX

drug

$70
OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE

device

$57
FORTEO

drug

$49
ACCOLADE

device

$46
ICONIX

device

$44
BIOSTEON INTERFERENCE SCREWS

device

$44
BIOSTEON INTRALINE

device

$44
CHAMPION SUTURE SLIDERS

device

$44
REELX STT

device

$44
SURGICAL PAIN REGIONAL ANESTHESIA

device

$41
COMPRESSION

device

$40
ACCELL EVO3

device

$31
ULTRASOUND BONE HEALING

device

$26
SPORTS MED HIP

device

$24
OTHER ENDOSCOPY

device

$24
ORTHOVISC

device

$23
EARLY INTERVENTION

device

$23
EXOGEN

device

$21
SYNVISC-ONE

device

$18
EXPAREL

drug

$18
† 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/730216

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jul 25, 2016 $46

Accolade Food and Beverage Stryker Corporation
Apr 11, 2016 $44

ReelX STT Biosteon Interference Screws Biosteon IntraLine ICONIX Champion Suture Sliders Food and Beverage Stryker Corporation
Apr 17, 2014 $37

XIAFLEX Food and Beverage Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sep 15, 2016 $31

Accell Evo3 Food and Beverage SEASPINE ORTHOPEDICS CORPORATION
Oct 6, 2016 $26

SURGICAL PAIN REGIONAL ANESTHESIA Food and Beverage Halyard Health, Inc.
Nov 30, 2015 $24

Sports Med Hip Other Endoscopy Food and Beverage Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Jun 28, 2016 $23

ORTHOVISC Food and Beverage

Details: Related to product discussion

DePuy Synthes Sales Inc.
Jul 23, 2015 $21

XIAFLEX Food and Beverage Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Oct 31, 2014 $21

Compression Food and Beverage Covidien Sales LLC
Sep 3, 2014 $19

Compression Food and Beverage Covidien Sales LLC
Jan 27, 2016 $19

DUEXIS Food and Beverage Horizon Pharma plc
Jun 22, 2016 $18

SYNVISC-ONE Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Feb 10, 2016 $18

EXPAREL Food and Beverage Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Jul 29, 2015 $18

No Listed Product Food and Beverage DJO, LLC
Jul 29, 2014 $17

FORTEO Food and Beverage LILLY USA, LLC
Apr 8, 2015 $17

FORTEO Food and Beverage Lilly USA, LLC
Jan 28, 2015 $16

Osteoarthritis of the Knee Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Nov 5, 2014 $16

Osteoarthritis of the knee Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Mar 3, 2016 $15

DUEXIS Food and Beverage Horizon Pharma plc
Oct 14, 2015 $15

SURGICAL PAIN REGIONAL ANESTHESIA Food and Beverage Halyard Health, Inc.
Sep 12, 2016 $15

DUEXIS Food and Beverage Horizon Pharma plc

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/730216

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].