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Dr. Richard J Pena-Ariet 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.
Dr. Richard J Pena-Ariet has the following 6 expertise
- Weight Loss
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Pena arietâs review Although this health provider has a good reputation, I NEVER actually met him or even spoke with him. In 3 visits I only dealt with his subordinates, who were OK. Every time I went to the office I had to wait at least ONE HOUR to be seen. That's just too long. On top of that, I had three major problems besides that. One was that the office is poorly run. One month after I requested my medical records transferred they were not. They said that it was "the other doctor's" fault, but they didn't follow up. When I called "the other doctor" to request the records, they were sent at once. I later requested my records to be sent to my cardiologisst downstairs, and they refused. They blamed on HIPA rules, but I know them well, and they don't apply. Then I personally went to the office to pick up the records they refused to give them to me. MY OWN RECORDS!!! The final incident happened when I asked for clearence for a minor (cataract) surgery. The doctor's subordinate who examined me found me of course OK so the surgery was scheduled for the following Monday. However, when I went for surgery I found that my clearence had been revoked the previous Saturday at 4:45 PM saying that he needed records from a cardiologist. Obviously it was too late in the day, and too late in the week, to get them (besides, his office had just done an EKG on me). This created a great inconvenience since I had to be in the surgical clinic at 6:15 AM. At that point I had to get records from my cardiologist and another visit from Dr Pena-Ariet although I again didn't actually see him. I of course got cleared for surgery, but I had to postpone it for 2 weeks because or Dr Pena-Ariet's office problems. I mentioned to his office secretary that I would write a review of my experiences on Angie's List, and a few days later I got a letter by which the doctor was "discharging" me as a patient. There was no way that I would deal with him or his office again anyway...
out 4-5 office staff he has one individual that thinks she is the one knows and mandates everything, I have heard her be rude to patients. I have called for my granmothers referrals and she has told me tht I have to wait until she goes down the pile because they have 7 days to process requests. My granmother was her hurting and was bleeding. I took her to the hospital and she had to have ulcers burned. I will never take my granmother there again. Too bad because Dr. PenaAriet has a good sidemanner. I'm sure he will lose many patients because of this individual. I'm assuming he doesn't see it.
I love Dr. Pena-Airet but his office staff is terriable! They pick up the phone and never ask you to hold just put you on hold. I have been on hold for 7 minutes and then been hung up on only to call back and get hung up on 3 times more in a row. I would suggust visiting the NP. She is great as well if you cant get in with Dr. I am really concidering switching Dr. because of the staff though!
Dr. Pena-Ariet is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
34 Years Experience
Drexel University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
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Locations & DirectionsLawnwood Regional Medical Center, 1700 S 23rd St, Fort Pierce, FL
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