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/388836
  • 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/388836
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

SARAH AHMED

Listed Specialty: Family Medicine
2040 OGDEN AVE, SUITE 303, AURORA, IL, 60504-7206

Payments: At a Glance

15

payments

$247

payment total

8

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
15 $247

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
TOUJEO

drug

$136
BASAGLAR

drug

$20
TRULICITY

drug

$20
HUMALOG

drug

$20
STIOLTO

drug

$16
QUANTIFERON TB GOLD QFT

device

$15
ADACEL

drug

$14
FLUZONE

drug

$14
SDG-IDD-ALLERGY

device

$12
† 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.

Payment Details

All payments are displayed, the largest appearing on top.

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jun 30, 2015 $22

TOUJEO Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Nov 17, 2015 $21

TOUJEO Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Dec 5, 2016 $20

HUMALOG TRULICITY BASAGLAR Food and Beverage Lilly USA, LLC
Jul 12, 2016 $19

TOUJEO Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Mar 8, 2016 $18

No Listed Product Food and Beverage GlaxoSmithKline, LLC.
Oct 30, 2015 $17

TOUJEO Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Apr 21, 2016 $17

TOUJEO Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Oct 27, 2015 $17

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Novo Nordisk Inc
Sep 1, 2015 $17

TOUJEO Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Jul 13, 2015 $16

STIOLTO Food and Beverage Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jun 11, 2015 $15

QuantiFERON TB Gold QFT Food and Beverage QIAGEN Sciences LLC
Jun 25, 2015 $14

FLUZONE ADACEL Food and Beverage SANOFI PASTEUR INC.
Feb 2, 2016 $12

TOUJEO Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
May 28, 2015 $12

SDG-IDD-Allergy Food and Beverage Phadia US Inc.
May 23, 2016 $11

TOUJEO Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC

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].