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Dr. Joel Pena Jr Is this you?

About Dr. Joel Pena Jr

Dr. Joel Pena Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Antonio, TX. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

46 Ratings with 22 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel Pena Jr is Good. Dr. Joel Pena Jr has been rated by 46 patients. From those 46 patients 22 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joel Pena Jr is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cristo Rey Clinic Pa

1207 Brooklyn Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Specialties

Dr. Joel Pena Jr has the following 1 specialty

  • 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

    7 Expertise

  • Weight Loss
  • Check-up
  • Physical
  • Heartburn
  • Immunization
  • Vaccination
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)

Reviews

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Five Stars

I am a Medical Professional and a patient of Dr Pena he is the most caring physician I have seen in about 30 years so much that all most my entire family comes to see him as patients Love his Staff AnnMarie is the Best.....

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San Antonio's Top Clinic

Friendly and Professional Staff Dr Pena is Definitely TOP NOTCH

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Three Stars

I have been Dr. Pena's patient for many years, but during my last visit didn't even ask me why I was there. He started making check marks on the chart paperwork, then started to get up telling me it was time for labs. When I stopped him to tell him about my medical concerns and medications he had previously prescribed he starting yelling that I needed very high doses of OTC med. he recommended. When trying to get clarification he kept yelling that I was not listening. Later I went online and found he was recommending extremely high doses of the OTC that causes high risk of bleeding. May be looking for a new PCP.

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Three Stars

Dr.Pena has been my Dr for several years.He has always been kind,caring and compassionate.I have been without insurance while switching jobs and he has always offered to see me should I need medical care.He always makes time to see me even without an appt. I have always recommended him and will continue to do so in the future.

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One Star

This Dr. was recommended by my sister. because she said he visited my brother in-law while he was at the hospital and thought he was a good dr. Well I went to see him when I had just changed insurances and needed help controlling my diabetes. He put me on ;three different pills 2000 mg of metformin and Januvia and Glimeperide, my glucose levels would drop to 67, sometimes 49 at different times . I would tell , and he'd say that's good that's normal. meanwhile I was dizzy jittery, having morbid thoughts, He'd say keep taking them. I took it upon my own to stop taking Januvia and glimepiride, when I told him he was furious he screamed at me told me He was trying to keep my pancreas alive. That is just one situation. Well I finally looked for another Dr. and told her I'vebeen suffering from extreme diarrhea for a whole year or more Which Dr. Pena kept telling me was Lactose intolerant. My new Dr. Told me stop takin metformin and diarrhea was gone the very next day. If I were working for a company other than my own where I have the freedom and bathroom next to me. I know I would have had to quit working. This Dr. might be Bipolar. I consider myself lucky to have gotten away from him

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  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1989

  • University Of Texas Health Science

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joel Pena Jr 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
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred 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

Cristo Rey Clinic Pa, 1207 Brooklyn Ave, San Antonio, TX
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