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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (11)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph Caperna, Internist is Excellent. Dr. Caperna has been reviewed by 21 patients who have provided 11 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.4
Promptness 4.5
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 4.7
Bedside Manner 4.9
Spends Time with Me 4.8
Follows Up After Visit 4.8

Specialties & Research

Dr. Joseph Caperna, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine.

  • He has special expertise in 8 areas:
  • AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Leukemia

Education & Awards

Dr. Caperna graduated from Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland. He has 5 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2013 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2015)
Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014 - 2015)


Dr. Caperna has 1 hospital affiliations:

  • UC San Diego Health System 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Joseph Christopher Caperna MD is a male Internist, has 22 years of experience and practices in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology.
Where does Dr. Joseph C. Caperna practice?
Dr. Joseph Caperna has 1 office location.
Dr. Joseph Caperna practices Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology near San Diego, CA.
See San Diego Internists, San Diego Hematologists, and San Diego Oncologists.