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About Dr. Jeri L Penkava

Dr. Jeri L Penkava, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Antonio, TX. She has 41 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatrics. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

38 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Jeri L Penkava is Good. Dr. Jeri L Penkava has been rated by 38 patients. From those 38 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Jeri L Penkava is 2.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Jeri L Penkava Md

1046 Central Pkwy S
San Antonio, TX 78232
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Specialties

Dr. Jeri L Penkava has the following 1 specialty

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Autism (Autistic Disorder)
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Immunization
  • Yoga
  • Vaccination
  • Physical
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Check-up
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder

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Very informative

Doctor Penkava answered all my questions about my child that I asked. She never appeared like she didn't have enough time to talk.

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A Brilliant Woman

My son was diagnosed with ASD, only after very thorough and careful screening, testing, and information gathering. Dr. Penkava has excellent manners, and is genuine in her care of your children. Face to Face interaction is always best when discussing a problem that a child may be having. I appreciate that she is a holistic practitioner, and is cautious in what goes into my sons body. I believe that the office can be a bit more organized and streamlined, however being in the medical field for over 14 years, I can say that she is reasonable with her promptness. The office is up to date, and clean. The most important thing for me is the knowledge and wisdom that your childs doctor has. I would recommend any of my friends or family to this doctor. She stays up to date with new research and trends.

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Awful doctor and staff... Do not take your child to this doc.

I cannot explain enough.... BEWARE!!! Bill Turner is office manager and is the docs husband. It all started when my son had a medication issue and I needed to speak to doctor bc the medication was not working. I contacted office to speak with doc about med. I spoke with Bill who is not a clinician... Just the doc's hubs. He told me she was not available and I asked to speak to on call doc. He told me that they do not have one. He than proceeded to tell me that I overdosed my child and to take him to ER. He is not a clinician and has no right to speak to people like that. After that phone call my husband and I decided not to go back to Dr. My pedi was able to help us wing our child off medication. I never heard from Dr. P. on top of it all,,,, we got a bill from office. I contacted office and spoke w/ a very kind lady who was the BOM.... She waived the fees. She also informed me that I was not the only person that has had issues. Last week I got the same Billing statement. I contacted office and spoke with Bill Turner ( docs husband ) and explained that bill was waived. He told me I still owe money and the nice lady who waived bill is no longer at office and she did not have authorization. I am going to go to every site, social media sites, media, newspapers and accreditation and abuse for rights for children. My guess is because Dr. Penkava is so specialized ,,,,, they take advantage of families and children with special needs. They are not even worthy of one star. If you have had a similar issue ,,, please find me on Facebook. We need to stop this abuse. She needs to have her license suspended.

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My visit to Dr. Penkava

Dr. Penkava is a very experienced practitioner who has helped me with my issues with Autism Spectrum Disorder, mainly my anxiety.

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Whole Child Doctor

We think Dr. Penkava is wonderful! She is a medical doctor, but a holistic practitioner, so the negative comments don't surprise me. Not all parents understand "treating the whole child." She is certainly not a pill pusher, in fact, she wants make sure the diet kids are eating is optimal and clean, wants to make sure the child gets any alternative therapy they need to assist in their treatment. In addition to the many hours of testing they did on my child, she takes parent input into account, which is very important. Many doctors just want to slap an autism diagnosis on all kids that may be a unique diagnosis, but this staff actually took the time to look closely and very much got it right for my child. The office has moved too, and is very large, clean and updated. Dr. Penkava may not be for everyone, but we think she's doing the right thing.

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  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1977

  • Lsu Health Sciences

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Jeri L Penkava 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 Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Jeri L Penkava Md, 1046 Central Pkwy S, San Antonio, TX

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