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/92642
  • 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/92642
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

RICHARD NEVILLE

Listed Specialty: Vascular Surgery
3800 RESERVOIR RD NW, WASHINGTON, DC, 20007-2113

Payments: At a Glance

189

payments

$131,539

payment total

27

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
17 $101K
Travel and Lodging
39 $18,491
Food and Beverage
118 $8,030
Entertainment
9 $2,353
Honoraria
1 $2,000
Education
5 $134

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
PRODUCT IN DEVELOPMENT

device

$46,007
PROPATEN VASCULAR GRAFT

device

$36,837
ECM PATCH

device

$31,469
VASCULAR GRAFT

device

$6,719
GRAFTS, VASCULAR

device

$4,413
HYBRID VASCULAR GRAFT

device

$776
VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$725
SUTURES

device

$714
ACUSEAL VASCULAR GRAFT

device

$677
C3 DELIVERY SYSTEM

device

$487
EXCLUDER AAA ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$414
VASCULAR

device

$399
CVX-300/CVX-300P

device

$353
ARCTIC FRONT

device

$187
OTHER- BSC PRODUCT NOT LISTED

device

$167
RESOLUTE

device

$162
RELAY

device

$151
AORTIC INTERVENTION

device

$104
AFX

device

$102
TRAILBLAZER

device

$83
GENERAL - THERAPIES

device

$80
† 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/92642

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jun 5, 2015 $24,180

PROPATEN Vascular Graft Consulting W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Sep 18, 2015 $21,100

Product in Development Consulting W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
May 12, 2015 $7,088

PROPATEN VASCULAR GRAFT Travel and Lodging W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Sep 30, 2016 $5,000

ECM Patch Consulting CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc.
Nov 19, 2015 $5,000

ECM Patch Consulting CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc.
Mar 31, 2016 $5,000

ECM Patch Consulting CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc.
Jun 30, 2016 $5,000

ECM Patch Consulting CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc.
Dec 31, 2016 $5,000

ECM Patch Consulting CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc.
Mar 17, 2015 $4,680

Vascular Graft Consulting W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Sep 30, 2014 $4,286

Product in Development Consulting W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Mar 7, 2014 $4,286

Product in Development Consulting W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Jun 26, 2014 $4,286

Product in Development Consulting W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Dec 24, 2013 $4,286

Product in Development Consulting W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Dec 24, 2013 $2,857

Product in Development Consulting W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Dec 11, 2015 $2,720

PROPATEN Vascular Graft Consulting W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Nov 19, 2015 $2,000

ECM Patch Honoraria CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc.
Feb 1, 2014 $2,000

Grafts, Vascular Entertainment Vascular Flow Technologies Ltd Department of Surgery, GWU MFA
Dec 20, 2013 $1,667

Product in Development Travel and Lodging W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Dec 29, 2014 $1,500

Grafts, Vascular Consulting Vascular Flow Technologies Ltd
Dec 16, 2014 $1,292

Vascular Graft Travel and Lodging W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Sep 18, 2015 $957

Product in Development Travel and Lodging W. L. Gore & Associates, 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/92642

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].