Dollars for Docs: Talk With Your Doctor

https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
You can print this page and show it your doctor.

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/81165
  • 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/81165
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

SHAWN MARSH

Listed Specialty: Anesthesiology
333 W. HAMPDEN AVE., SUITE 600, ENGLEWOOD, CO, 80110-2336

Payments: At a Glance

124

payments

$136,385

payment total

6

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
19 $78,161
Consulting
9 $38,902
Travel and Lodging
60 $16,697
Food and Beverage
36 $2,625

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
MONITORS ADVANCED PARAMETERS

device

$69,886
SENSORS - ADVANCED PARAMETERS

device

$39,294
BRIDION

drug

$29,289
NELLCOR

device

$19,117
BIS

device

$15,562
ZEMURON

drug

$2,131
SURGICAL PAIN REGIONAL ANESTHESIA

device

$142
PULSE OX MONITORS

device

$108
EXPAREL

drug

$17
OFIRMEV

drug

$13
OTHER

drug

$8
† 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
Jul 1, 2015 $27,968

Sensors - Advanced Parameters MONITORS ADVANCED PARAMETERS Promotional Speaking/Other Covidien Sales LLC
Dec 9, 2015 $9,735

MONITORS ADVANCED PARAMETERS Consulting Covidien Sales LLC
Dec 16, 2016 $9,456

Nellcor Consulting Covidien Sales LLC
Jul 8, 2015 $6,915

Sensors - Advanced Parameters MONITORS ADVANCED PARAMETERS Promotional Speaking/Other Covidien Sales LLC
Mar 9, 2016 $6,435

BIS Consulting Covidien Sales LLC
Jan 26, 2015 $5,478

MONITORS ADVANCED PARAMETERS Promotional Speaking/Other Covidien Sales LLC
Apr 30, 2014 $4,800

MONITORS ADVANCED PARAMETERS Promotional Speaking/Other Covidien Sales LLC
Mar 3, 2014 $4,800

MONITORS ADVANCED PARAMETERS Promotional Speaking/Other Covidien Sales LLC
Dec 16, 2016 $3,638

Nellcor Consulting Covidien Sales LLC
Mar 21, 2016 $3,450

Nellcor Consulting Covidien Sales LLC
Nov 20, 2013 $2,850

Monitors Advanced Parameters Promotional Speaking/Other Covidien LP
Jun 24, 2016 $2,400

BIS Consulting Covidien Sales LLC
Jun 24, 2016 $2,400

BIS Consulting Covidien Sales LLC
Feb 23, 2016 $2,000

BRIDION Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Payment made to Third Party Organization not to Physician.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation SHAWN J. MARSH, P.C.
Sep 29, 2016 $2,000

BRIDION Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Payment made to Third Party Organization not to Physician.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation SHAWN J. MARSH, P.C.
Oct 6, 2016 $2,000

BRIDION Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Payment made to Third Party Organization not to Physician.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation SHAWN J. MARSH, P.C.
Sep 26, 2016 $2,000

BRIDION Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Payment made to Third Party Organization not to Physician.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation SHAWN J. MARSH, P.C.
Aug 19, 2013 $2,000

ZEMURON Promotional Speaking/Other Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation SHAWN J MARSH PC
Feb 12, 2016 $2,000

BRIDION Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Payment made to Third Party Organization not to Physician.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation SHAWN J. MARSH, P.C.
Oct 12, 2016 $2,000

BRIDION Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Payment made to Third Party Organization not to Physician.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation SHAWN J. MARSH, P.C.
Oct 10, 2016 $2,000

BRIDION Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Payment made to Third Party Organization not to Physician.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation SHAWN J. MARSH, P.C.

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/81165

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].