Drug reps are so ubiquitous, I always assume a doc is influenced by them. I was impressed that Stephany's doc banned them. Good for him!
It never occurred to me to ask my doc if he has ever accepted trips or speaker fees, or ghost-written an article: I thought that was stuff reserved for the big names at the universities. Apparently I have been naïve. I intend to start asking, every time I'm handed a 'scrip.