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About Dr. George R Puente

Dr. George R Puente, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Metairie, LA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Puente is affiliated with East Jefferson General Hospital. Dr. Puente has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. George R Puente is Great. Dr. George R Puente has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. George R Puente is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Metropolitan Gastroenterology

4228 Houma Blvd Ste 520
Metairie, LA 70006
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Specialties

Dr. George R Puente has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Awesome Doctor

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Four Stars

Dr. Puente is amazing. The problem is getting in touch with him if you have a problem. It's a hassle because you'll have to leave a message with the receptionist for the nurse to call you. Then the nurse will call you to get the background. Then you may actually get to talk to Dr. Puente. If you have a whole day to waste to actually talk to your doctor, then he's perfect for you.

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Awesome Doctor

Everytime my husband and I see Dr. Puente he is very concerned and thorough. He explains things in a very calm manner, lets you know exactly what to expect and answers all your questions. He makes you feel comfortable and he truly cares. I recommend him to all my family and friends.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Puente is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. George R Puente accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Louisiana
    • BCBS LA BlueConnect HMO POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Metropolitan Gastroenterology, 4228 Houma Blvd Ste 520, Metairie, LA

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