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HECTOR L SOTO
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HECTOR L SOTO

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
100 E RIDGE RD, STE A, MCALLEN, TX, 78503-1345
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HECTOR SOTO,
Yearly Payment Breakdown:

All Payments: At a Glance

2016

18

payments

$1,469

payment total

5

companies paid this doctor
2015

27

payments

$1,521

payment total

12

companies paid this doctor
2014

60

payments

$2,939

payment total

15

companies paid this doctor
2013

40

payments

$8,084

payment total

12

companies paid this doctor

Payment Calendar in

This doctor received a payment on days in .

Each box below represents a single day during the disclosure period. A gray box indicates no payments. The darker the color, the more payments a doctor received that day.

Types of Payments in

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
4 $7,000
Travel and Lodging
5 $1,797
Food and Beverage
51 $1,142
Food and Beverage
22 $1,082
Food and Beverage
34 $1,005
Travel and Lodging
3 $851
Food and Beverage
15 $618
Travel and Lodging
1 $344
Education
2 $95
Travel and Lodging
1 $79
Education
1 $1

Drugs & Devices in

Totals listed below account for all payments from that mention this product. Beginning in 2016, the government began classifying products as drugs, devices, biologics or medical supplies. Below, you will see drugs (drugs and biologics) and devices (devices and medical supplies). 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.

This physician does not have any payments relating to a specific drug or device for this year.

Product Name Product Type Payments
CARDIOMEMS HF SYSTEM

device

$911
THORATEC AND CENTRIMAG AND PEDIMAG

device

$161
THORATEC PVAD

device

$161
HEARTMATE II LVAS

device

$161
HEARTMATE

device

$161
HEARTMATE PHP

device

$161
VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$139
MERLIN

device

$81
COOK MEDICAL CELECT PLATINUM

device

$80
UNIFY ASSURA

device

$31
QUADRA ASSURA

device

$31
FORTIFY ASSURA AND ELLIPSE

device

$20
QUARTET

device

$15
QUICKFLEX MICRO

device

$15
NIRXCELL

device

$12
ZEPHYR

device

$11
ASSURITY

device

$11
ENDURITY

device

$11
MICRONY LL SR PLUS PACEMAKER

device

$11
ACCENT

device

$11
LIFEVEST

device

$7
† 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.
Product Name Product Type Payments
HEARTMATE II

device

$415
XARELTO

drug

$260
PERIPHERAL INTERVENTION - STENTS

device

$206
CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT

device

$188
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

device

$134
ZONTIVITY

drug

$105
PHOENIX

device

$101
ENTRESTO

drug

$99
ELIQUIS

drug

$37
ENDOVENOUS THERAPIES

device

$35
VIAGRA

drug

$24
CHANTIX

drug

$24
BENICAR

drug

$16
MCS MULTIPLE PRODUCTS GENERAL

device

$15
PERIPHERAL INTERVENTION - SELF-EXPANDING STENT

device

$15
PRADAXA

drug

$15
SAVAYSA

drug

$13
† 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.
Product Name Product Type Payments
HEARTMATE II

device

$1,244
ATHERECTOMY DEVICE

device

$736
CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT

device

$153
ELIQUIS

drug

$109
EFFIENT

drug

$101
BRILINTA

drug

$99
TUDORZA

drug

$96
DALIRESP

drug

$96
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

device

$94
XARELTO

drug

$91
BENICAR

drug

$84
AZOR

drug

$49
CHANTIX

drug

$41
CRESTOR

drug

$37
BYSTOLIC

drug

$31
LIFEVEST

device

$27
PRADAXA

drug

$26
VASCULAR

device

$23
AUVI-Q

drug

$22
EDARBYCLOR

drug

$11
† 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.
Product Name Product Type Payments
PRADAXA

drug

$7,356
CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT

device

$148
HEARTMATE II

device

$128
EFFIENT

drug

$126
SAMSCA

drug

$113
BRILINTA

drug

$53
AZOR

drug

$44
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

device

$37
BENICAR

drug

$31
WELCHOL

drug

$18
BYSTOLIC

drug

$16
ELIQUIS

drug

$16
VIAGRA

drug

$16
LIFEVEST

device

$13
JUXTAPID

drug

$11
† 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 in

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Sep 25, 2013 $2,500

PRADAXA Promotional Speaking/Other BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Sep 18, 2013 $1,500

PRADAXA Promotional Speaking/Other BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Nov 12, 2013 $1,500

PRADAXA Promotional Speaking/Other BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Dec 18, 2013 $1,500

PRADAXA Promotional Speaking/Other BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Jun 6, 2014 $831

HEARTMATE II Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Jul 28, 2016 $563

CARDIOMEMS HF SYSTEM Travel and Lodging ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 7, 2014 $551

ATHERECTOMY DEVICE Travel and Lodging CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
Aug 21, 2015 $344

HEARTMATE II Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Feb 11, 2015 $206

PERIPHERAL INTERVENTION - STENTS Food and Beverage

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Physicians are provided modest meals during the course of doing business with Cook Medical. The physician could be attending or presenting at an educational presentation or a product training session. Cook also invites physicians to dinners to give feedback on products or to advise on trends in medical procedures and treatments. The total cost of a groups food and beverages at a meal are averaged across attendees.

COOK INCORPORATED
Jul 28, 2016 $163

CARDIOMEMS HF SYSTEM Travel and Lodging ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jun 6, 2014 $143

HEARTMATE II Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Dec 9, 2014 $142

ATHERECTOMY DEVICE Travel and Lodging CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
Aug 2, 2016 $139

HEARTMATE HEARTMATE II LVAS HEARTMATE PHP THORATEC AND CENTRIMAG AND PEDIMAG THORATEC PVAD Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Mar 30, 2016 $139

VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Jun 7, 2014 $131

HEARTMATE II Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Aug 22, 2013 $128

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Jul 28, 2016 $125

CARDIOMEMS HF SYSTEM Travel and Lodging ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Sep 19, 2015 $115

XARELTO Food and Beverage JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC
Sep 18, 2013 $111

PRADAXA Food and Beverage BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Jun 6, 2014 $106

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Feb 5, 2015 $105

ZONTIVITY Food and Beverage MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORPORATION
Nov 4, 2015 $101

PHOENIX Food and Beverage VOLCANO CORPORATION
Aug 27, 2015 $99

ENTRESTO Food and Beverage NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Mar 26, 2014 $96

DALIRESP TUDORZA Food and Beverage FOREST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Sep 16, 2014 $94

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Sep 23, 2014 $91

XARELTO Food and Beverage JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC
Nov 19, 2013 $83

SAMSCA Food and Beverage OTSUKA AMERICA PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.
Nov 12, 2013 $82

PRADAXA Food and Beverage BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Jan 20, 2016 $80

COOK MEDICAL CELECT PLATINUM Food and Beverage COOK INCORPORATED
Jan 21, 2015 $80

XARELTO Education

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Medical Textbook

JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC
Sep 25, 2013 $79

PRADAXA Travel and Lodging BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Sep 25, 2013 $71

PRADAXA Food and Beverage BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Nov 1, 2013 $57

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Mar 28, 2015 $54

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jan 20, 2016 $51

MERLIN Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 16, 2015 $50

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jan 14, 2015 $49

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 22, 2013 $47

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jul 16, 2014 $45

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Sep 25, 2015 $44

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Dec 15, 2014 $43

ATHERECTOMY DEVICE Food and Beverage CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
Jan 16, 2015 $38

XARELTO Food and Beverage JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC
Nov 6, 2015 $35

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 14, 2015 $35

ENDOVENOUS THERAPIES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Apr 28, 2016 $31

QUADRA ASSURA UNIFY ASSURA Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 19, 2016 $31

MERLIN Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jul 29, 2016 $30

CARDIOMEMS HF SYSTEM Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jul 29, 2016 $30

CARDIOMEMS HF SYSTEM Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 16, 2013 $27

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Mar 24, 2015 $27

XARELTO Food and Beverage JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC
Aug 8, 2013 $27

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Sep 19, 2013 $26

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Jun 25, 2014 $26

BENICAR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Mar 18, 2014 $25

BRILINTA Food and Beverage

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Informational Meal

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Sep 25, 2015 $25

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Feb 25, 2014 $25

BRILINTA Food and Beverage

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ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Jul 24, 2014 $24

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Dec 14, 2013 $24

BRILINTA Food and Beverage

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Informational Meal

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Oct 23, 2014 $23

VASCULAR Food and Beverage

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ABBOTT LABORATORIES
May 15, 2014 $22

AUVI-Q Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Jun 9, 2016 $22

HEARTMATE HEARTMATE II LVAS HEARTMATE PHP THORATEC AND CENTRIMAG AND PEDIMAG THORATEC PVAD Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jul 17, 2014 $22

BRILINTA Food and Beverage

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Informational Meal

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Sep 24, 2013 $21

AZOR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Aug 12, 2014 $20

ELIQUIS Food and Beverage E.R. SQUIBB & SONS, L.L.C.
Nov 8, 2016 $20

FORTIFY ASSURA AND ELLIPSE Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jun 19, 2014 $19

ELIQUIS Food and Beverage E.R. SQUIBB & SONS, L.L.C.
Nov 26, 2013 $19

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Nov 19, 2014 $19

BENICAR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Jan 8, 2014 $19

BRILINTA Food and Beverage

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Informational Meal

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Dec 22, 2014 $19

BYSTOLIC Food and Beverage FOREST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Nov 7, 2013 $19

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 14, 2013 $19

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jul 10, 2014 $18

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Jan 31, 2014 $18

AZOR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
May 14, 2014 $18

ELIQUIS Food and Beverage E.R. SQUIBB & SONS, L.L.C.
Nov 5, 2014 $18

CHANTIX ELIQUIS Food and Beverage PFIZER INC.
Mar 6, 2014 $18

AZOR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Jun 27, 2014 $18

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Sep 5, 2013 $17

WELCHOL Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Dec 12, 2013 $17

BENICAR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Jan 24, 2014 $17

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Oct 22, 2013 $16

BYSTOLIC Food and Beverage FOREST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Mar 25, 2015 $16

BENICAR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Oct 11, 2013 $16

BRILINTA Food and Beverage

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Informational Meal

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Jul 30, 2014 $16

BENICAR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Aug 2, 2013 $16

ELIQUIS VIAGRA Food and Beverage PFIZER INC.
Nov 20, 2015 $15

MCS MULTIPLE PRODUCTS GENERAL Education THORATEC CORPORATION
Mar 10, 2015 $15

PERIPHERAL INTERVENTION - SELF-EXPANDING STENT Food and Beverage

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Physicians are provided modest meals during the course of doing business with Cook Medical. The physician could be attending or presenting at an educational presentation or a product training session. Cook also invites physicians to dinners to give feedback on products or to advise on trends in medical procedures and treatments. The total cost of a groups food and beverages at a meal are averaged across attendees.

COOK INCORPORATED
Feb 12, 2015 $15

PRADAXA Food and Beverage BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Mar 4, 2016 $15

QUARTET QUICKFLEX MICRO Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Aug 12, 2014 $15

EFFIENT Food and Beverage LILLY USA, LLC
Jun 6, 2014 $14

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Nov 20, 2013 $14

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Dec 20, 2013 $14

BENICAR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Mar 20, 2014 $14

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Mar 25, 2015 $14

ELIQUIS Food and Beverage E.R. SQUIBB & SONS, L.L.C.
Apr 4, 2014 $13

AZOR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Oct 7, 2014 $13

PRADAXA Food and Beverage BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Aug 27, 2013 $13

PRADAXA Food and Beverage BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Oct 2, 2013 $13

AZOR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Feb 23, 2015 $13

CHANTIX ELIQUIS VIAGRA Food and Beverage PFIZER INC.
Oct 16, 2014 $13

PRADAXA Food and Beverage BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Nov 19, 2013 $13

BRILINTA Food and Beverage

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Informational Meal

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Oct 1, 2013 $13

LIFEVEST Food and Beverage ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Mar 31, 2015 $13

SAVAYSA Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
May 2, 2014 $13

CRESTOR Food and Beverage

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Informational Meal

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Dec 13, 2013 $13

SAMSCA Food and Beverage OTSUKA AMERICA PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.
Feb 27, 2014 $13

CRESTOR Food and Beverage

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Informational Meal

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Oct 8, 2013 $12

EFFIENT Food and Beverage LILLY USA, LLC
Mar 25, 2014 $12

BENICAR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Aug 30, 2016 $12

NIRXCELL Food and Beverage MEDINOL USA INC
Jul 2, 2014 $12

CRESTOR Food and Beverage

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Informational Meal

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Nov 18, 2013 $12

No Listed Product Food and Beverage

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548468-1547587-3965014-4964-Gilead Sciences

GILEAD SCIENCES INC
Sep 18, 2014 $11

CHANTIX ELIQUIS Food and Beverage PFIZER INC.
Sep 5, 2014 $11

CHANTIX ELIQUIS Food and Beverage PFIZER INC.
Aug 27, 2013 $11

JUXTAPID Food and Beverage AEGERION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Feb 14, 2014 $11

ELIQUIS Food and Beverage E.R. SQUIBB & SONS, L.L.C.
Oct 14, 2014 $11

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Jun 17, 2014 $11

EDARBYCLOR Food and Beverage ARBOR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
May 19, 2016 $11

ACCENT ASSURITY ENDURITY MICRONY LL SR PLUS PACEMAKER ZEPHYR Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Mar 25, 2015 $11

CHANTIX ELIQUIS VIAGRA Food and Beverage PFIZER INC.
Jun 19, 2014 $10

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Dec 4, 2013 $10

AZOR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Feb 12, 2014 $10

BENICAR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Sep 25, 2014 $10

LIFEVEST Food and Beverage ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Jan 10, 2014 $10

LIFEVEST Food and Beverage ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Oct 24, 2013 $9

SAMSCA Food and Beverage OTSUKA AMERICA PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.
Apr 29, 2014 $9

BRILINTA Food and Beverage

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Informational Meal

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Aug 13, 2013 $9

SAMSCA Food and Beverage OTSUKA AMERICA PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.
Aug 1, 2013 $8

CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Sep 12, 2014 $7

LIFEVEST Food and Beverage ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Jul 22, 2014 $7

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Oct 8, 2014 $7

BYSTOLIC Food and Beverage FOREST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Apr 30, 2014 $5

BYSTOLIC Food and Beverage FOREST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Jun 16, 2016 $4

LIFEVEST Food and Beverage ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Nov 15, 2016 $4

LIFEVEST Food and Beverage ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Sep 29, 2015 $2

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Feb 12, 2014 $1

BENICAR Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Sep 5, 2013 $1

WELCHOL Education DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
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