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/97008
  • 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/97008
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

SETH GROSS

Listed Specialty: Gastroenterology
530 1ST AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10016-6402

Payments: At a Glance

389

payments

$270,036

payment total

21

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
43 $129K
Travel and Lodging
96 $53,848
Promotional Speaking/Other
18 $50,425
Education
9 $22,672
Food and Beverage
218 $12,082
Nonaccredited Training
3 $2,250
Grant
2 $168

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
EVIS EXERA

device

$78,524
COLON

device

$37,095
ENDOCUFF

device

$33,333
JETPREP

device

$22,786
AMPLIFEYE ENDOSCOPIC DEVICE

device

$19,894
OLYMPUS CAPITAL ACCESSORIES

device

$15,428
GI SOLUTIONS

device

$14,895
FUSE FULL SPECTRUM ENDOSCOPY SYSTEM

device

$12,869
ENDOSCOPY PRODUCTS

device

$12,029
ENDOSCOPY

device

$8,582
SCOPEGUIDE

device

$7,803
OLYMPUS ENDOTHERAPY ACCESSORIES

device

$6,057
COOK MEDICAL ENDOSCOPY

device

$5,476
FERAHEME

drug

$4,206
HUMIRA

drug

$4,058
VIEKIRA

drug

$3,866
SYNTHROID

drug

$3,866
ANDROGEL

drug

$3,866
LUPRON

drug

$3,866
STRETTA

device

$3,836
OLYMPUS ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND SCOPES

device

$2,522
† 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/97008

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Sep 12, 2016 $13,253

EVIS EXERA Consulting Olympus Latin America, Inc.
Sep 25, 2013 $9,517

Fuse Full Spectrum Endoscopy System Travel and Lodging EndoChoice, Inc.
Jul 7, 2016 $9,068

EVIS EXERA Olympus Capital Accessories Education Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Mar 30, 2015 $9,063

GI Solutions Travel and Lodging Covidien LP
Jun 11, 2015 $8,813

Colon Consulting Covidien LP
Oct 2, 2014 $7,500

Endocuff JetPrep Promotional Speaking/Other Medivators Inc.
Dec 21, 2016 $6,975

EVIS EXERA Consulting Olympus America Inc.
Mar 12, 2015 $6,318

Colon Travel and Lodging Covidien LP
Sep 13, 2016 $5,813

EVIS EXERA Consulting Olympus America Inc.
Mar 23, 2015 $5,650

Endoscopy Products Consulting Olympus America Inc.
Jun 2, 2016 $5,580

EVIS EXERA Consulting Olympus Latin America, Inc.
Sep 28, 2016 $5,250

AMPLIFEYE ENDOSCOPIC DEVICE Consulting Medivators Inc.
May 11, 2015 $5,000

No Listed Product Consulting Medivators Inc.
Jun 22, 2015 $5,000

ENDOCUFF Promotional Speaking/Other Medivators Inc.
May 21, 2016 $5,000

AMPLIFEYE ENDOSCOPIC DEVICE Consulting Medivators Inc.
Sep 28, 2016 $4,500

AMPLIFEYE ENDOSCOPIC DEVICE Consulting Medivators Inc.
Dec 21, 2016 $4,418

EVIS EXERA Consulting Olympus America Inc.
Dec 15, 2016 $4,185

EVIS EXERA Consulting Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Apr 25, 2015 $4,125

GI Solutions Promotional Speaking/Other Covidien LP
May 15, 2015 $4,125

Colon Promotional Speaking/Other Covidien LP
Jul 10, 2014 $4,000

Colon Promotional Speaking/Other Covidien LP

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/97008

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].