Orthopedic surgeons donate $928k to Dr. Tom Price over 12-year period: 5 points

Written by Mary Rechtoris | December 16, 2016 | Print  |

Tom Price, MD, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for HHS secretary, has received a large portion of funding from medical specialists, according to The News Tribune.

Here are five points:

 

1. Specialists have donated at least $3.1 million over the past 13 years to Dr. Price's political committees.

 

2. Specialists account for more than 20 percent of Dr. Price's congressional campaign funding, a McClatchy analysis found.

 

3. From 2004 to 2016, orthopedic surgeons provided Dr. Price $926,639.

 

4. Anesthesiologists are the next biggest contributors, donating $256,888 during the aforementioned time frame.

 

5. Urologists donated $179,413 to Dr. Price between 2004 and 2016.

 

"We've had the chance to visit with Dr Price several times over the years and find him to be a high integrity thoughtful person,” said Scott Becker, JD, publisher of Becker's Healthcare.

 

More articles on practice management:
Delivering a solid patient experience — Online consumerism, reputation & engagement
OrthoCarolina ranks 23rd in nation for wellness programs — 5 highlights
What do patients think of surgeon owned orthopedic practices? 6 key notes

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies here.

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months