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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (2)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. George Puente is Good. Dr. Puente has been reviewed by 4 patients who have provided 2 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.1
Promptness 3.8
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 4.6
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 4.1

Specialties & Research

  • He has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Constipation
  • Hepatitis C
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education & Awards

Dr. Puente graduated from Tulane University, New Orleans.


Dr. Puente has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • Touro Infirmary 
  • West Jefferson Medical Center 


  • Spanish
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. George Richard Puente MD is a male Internist, has 23 years of experience and practices in Gastroenterology.
Where does Dr. George R. Puente practice?
Dr. George Puente has 3 office locations.
Dr. George Puente practices Gastroenterology near Metairie, LA.
Additional practice locations include: New Orleans, LA.
See Metairie Gastroenterologists.