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/91696
  • 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/91696
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ABDUL ALAWWA

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
1031 SUNCREST DR, LAPEER, MI, 48446-1136

Payments: At a Glance

971

payments

$389,426

payment total

35

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
311 $258K
Consulting
44 $69,175
Travel and Lodging
100 $26,030
Food and Beverage
500 $15,585
Honoraria
6 $14,075
Nonaccredited Training
3 $6,500
Education
7 $190

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
CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT

device

$70,207
XARELTO

drug

$51,899
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

device

$43,243
ENDURITY

device

$39,638
ZEPHYR

device

$39,638
ACCENT

device

$39,638
ASSURITY

device

$39,638
MICRONY LL SR PLUS PACEMAKER

device

$39,638
ELIQUIS

drug

$33,600
BRADYCARDIA PRODUCTS

device

$30,835
PRADAXA

drug

$25,640
NORTHERA

drug

$17,310
ABLATION

device

$16,507
ELUNA

device

$15,285
ENTRESTO

drug

$13,360
SETROX

device

$12,485
PASSEO

device

$12,485
ETRINSA

device

$11,642
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY (EP)

device

$9,084
CVX-300/CVX-300P

device

$8,558
ASTRON

device

$7,616
† 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/91696

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Oct 23, 2014 $5,300

Ablation Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Nov 6, 2015 $3,825

Savaysa Consulting

Details: 1 Consulting Fee

Daiichi Sankyo Inc.
May 21, 2016 $3,800

NORTHERA Honoraria Lundbeck LLC
Jun 5, 2015 $3,325

NORTHERA Honoraria Lundbeck LLC
Sep 23, 2016 $3,300

XARELTO Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Mar 4, 2016 $3,300

XARELTO Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Jun 8, 2016 $3,300

XARELTO Promotional Speaking/Other Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Apr 13, 2016 $3,300

XARELTO Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Apr 29, 2015 $3,255

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Apr 8, 2015 $3,255

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Sep 23, 2015 $3,255

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Jul 29, 2015 $3,255

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
May 22, 2014 $3,000

LifeVest Promotional Speaking/Other ZOLL Services LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LifeCor Corp)
Nov 15, 2016 $2,800

Eluna Consulting BIOTRONIK INC.
Nov 24, 2015 $2,800

Bradycardia products Consulting BIOTRONIK INC.
Sep 13, 2016 $2,800

Setrox Eluna Passeo Etrinsa Solia Consulting BIOTRONIK INC.
May 12, 2015 $2,800

Bradycardia products Consulting BIOTRONIK INC.
May 10, 2016 $2,800

Eluna Passeo Astron Etrinsa Setrox Consulting BIOTRONIK INC.
Mar 25, 2015 $2,600

Pradaxa Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Feb 12, 2015 $2,555

Electrophysiology (EP) Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Dec 4, 2014 $2,500

ELIQUIS Promotional Speaking/Other E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.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/91696

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].