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/335317
  • 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/335317
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BESHARA HELOU

Listed Specialty: Internal Medicine
20930 DUPONT BLVD, SUITE 101, GEORGETOWN, DE, 19947-1725

Payments: At a Glance

992

payments

$103,062

payment total

53

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
46 $71,932
Food and Beverage
852 $16,713
Consulting
7 $8,727
Travel and Lodging
32 $4,924
Education
55 $766

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
XARELTO

drug

$36,742
VICTOZA

drug

$14,969
TRESIBA

drug

$11,288
TUDORZA

drug

$8,860
DALIRESP

drug

$8,846
NUCYNTA

drug

$4,330
NUCYNTA ER

drug

$4,216
GLYXAMBI

drug

$3,992
JARDIANCE

drug

$3,968
TRADJENTA

drug

$2,712
VIMOVO

drug

$1,509
DUEXIS

drug

$1,120
NOVOLOG

drug

$506
INVOKANA

drug

$465
LEVEMIR

drug

$462
ELIQUIS

drug

$385
LYRICA

drug

$368
VIAGRA

drug

$319
NUEDEXTA

drug

$316
HUMALOG

drug

$313
PRADAXA

drug

$297
† 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/335317

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Nov 7, 2013 $3,800

No Listed Product Consulting

Details: Fair market value compensation for serving as a medical expert to Novo Nordisk and for providing medical and scientific information or advice on topics such as the marketplace, products, therapeutic areas and the needs of patients.

Novo Nordisk Inc GEORGETOWN MEDICAL ASSOC.
Dec 5, 2015 $3,000

Nucynta Nucynta ER Consulting

Details: ADBOARD 20151205 AdvisoryBoardHonorarium 06 1

Depomed, Inc.
Oct 11, 2013 $2,380

Victoza Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Fair market value compensation to speak, educate, and provide healthcare providers and patients with balanced scientific and clinical information regarding disease state and Novo Nordisk products.

Novo Nordisk Inc GEORGETOWN MEDICAL ASSOC.
Mar 18, 2015 $2,205

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
Aug 12, 2015 $2,205

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
May 29, 2015 $2,205

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
Oct 21, 2015 $2,205

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
Dec 23, 2015 $2,205

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
Apr 25, 2016 $2,050

XARELTO Promotional Speaking/Other Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
Oct 29, 2013 $2,050

Victoza Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Fair market value compensation to speak, educate, and provide healthcare providers and patients with balanced scientific and clinical information regarding disease state and Novo Nordisk products.

Novo Nordisk Inc GEORGETOWN MEDICAL ASSOC.
Feb 26, 2016 $2,050

XARELTO Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
Dec 2, 2016 $2,050

XARELTO Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
Mar 10, 2016 $2,050

Tresiba Promotional Speaking/Other Novo Nordisk Inc GEORGETOWN MEDICAL ASSOC.
Oct 21, 2016 $2,050

XARELTO Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
Oct 20, 2016 $2,050

Tresiba Promotional Speaking/Other Novo Nordisk Inc GEORGETOWN MEDICAL ASSOC.
Mar 17, 2016 $2,050

Tresiba Promotional Speaking/Other Novo Nordisk Inc GEORGETOWN MEDICAL ASSOC.
Jun 22, 2016 $2,050

Tresiba Promotional Speaking/Other Novo Nordisk Inc GEORGETOWN MEDICAL ASSOC.
Sep 30, 2016 $2,050

XARELTO Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
Sep 2, 2016 $2,050

XARELTO Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
Nov 19, 2014 $1,900

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates
Dec 17, 2014 $1,900

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Georgetown Medical Associates

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/335317

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].