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JOSE LARES MD

902 S AIRPORT DR SUITE 4 RIO GRANDE VALLEY ADULT & INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALISTS

Weslaco | Texas | 78596

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,863 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.45M

2014

$2.76M

2015

$2.66M

2016

Number of Claims

21,850

2014

23,662

2015

24,611

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

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An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 801

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

210

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

189

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 738

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

231

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 679

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

188

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

164

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

181

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

131

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

154

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

131

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

130

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

118

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

115

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

129

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

109

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

100

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

106

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

138

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

130

patients, 7% of all patients

NEXIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZETIA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

JENTADUETO 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

A
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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HYDROCORTISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
BENICAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 14, 2018.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.