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Specializes in Family Medicine • Male

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    • Family Medicine

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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Texas.

    1 Sanction

    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (5/1/2014)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Texas

    2 Board Actions

    • Failure to keep adequate medical records  (6/14/2013)
    • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Texas
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • Practicing without a Controlled Substance License  (4/8/2011)
    • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Dr. Joel Alvear; License # L1514

      Nature of Complaint:

      The Board staff charged that the physician issued a number of prescriptions for controlled substances with an expired DPS registration.

      Action Taken:

      The Texas Medical Board Orders that the physician shall be subject, but not limited to, the following terms and conditions:

      1. The physician shall pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $5,000 within 180 days from the date of the entry of this Order.
      2. The physician shall comply with all the provisions of the Act and other statutes regulating his practice.
      3. The physician shall fully cooperate with the Board and the Board staff.
      4. The physician shall be permitted to supervise and delegate prescriptive authority to physician assistants and advanced practice nurses, and to supervise surgical assistants.
      5. This Order shall automatically terminate upon the physician’s submission of sufficient evidence that he successfully completed the requirement listed above, in number 1.
    • State: Texas

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Graduated in 1998

    Residency Hospital

    San Jacinto Family Practice Program
    Complete in 2001

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Alvear & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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