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About Dr. Roberto M Pena
Dr. Roberto M Pena, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Austin, TX. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Pena is affiliated with St Davids Medical Center and University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Pena has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Roberto M Pena has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Roberto M Pena has the following 7 expertise
- Weight Loss
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Roberto M Pena has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Roberto M Pena is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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My wife and I are here in Austin visiting family for Christmas and needed someone to see our daughter for her asthma. We found Dr. Pena after looking in our insurance directory and he agreed to see us after hours even though we arrived at closing time and didn't call ahead for an appointment.After seeing my daughter Dr. Pena adjuster her medications and assured us that he would be available if we had any questions over the Christmas holiday. She is doing so much better now and it saved us a trip to the emergency room. Thank you so much, Dr. Pena.
Had awful experience with him regarding immigration examination.He did a tuberculosis skin test for me which came out positive, chest x-ray was clear. He told me that clear x-ray only shows there is no TB in active stage but there is still a chance of latent TB which might come out later. He insisted that if I want to proceed on my immigration application I have to undergo 9 month treatment by antibiotics with possible liver damage.I was very upset and did not believe what he was saying. He did recommend me to do my own research on the issue, check out Quatiferon blood test and contact county TB clinic. I went to county TB clinic and turned out there is a blood test which can test for latent TB as well. This QuantiFeron blood test directly tests for TB in blood while skin test only checks for immune response (i.e. whether there was a contact with TB in past). Turned out it's a common knowledge that people with BCG immunization often fail skin test, as in my case, and blood test is recommended.When my negative blood test results where faxed to Pena's office, he refused to attach it to my immigration application, moreover, refused to even mention it. He told me I was to consult with him before doing the blood test and that if I had he would not allow it. What he exactly did, he wrote that my skin TB test was positive, x-ray is clear and that I refused treatment. He showed me some Q&A page from immigration services website which said that only one TB test should be performed for that immigration exam. But later I found on USCIS website instructions clearly saying that all the available results of performed tests must be attached.I consulted with USCIS on that matter and they advised me to attach test results by myself. And in county TB clinic they told me that all the immigration cares about is clear x-ray. On my last visit Pena also told me that only clear x-ray is required and I should not be mad at him for not attaching blood test results. But this is just awful - just 2 weeks before he was pushing me hard for 9 month treatment saying I'll most probably not get my green card if I don't do it.I'll be filing a complaint with the medical board on that "doctor".
On-Time Doctor Award (2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Pena is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
36 Years Experience
The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
Graduated in 1982
Tulsa Medical College
Dr. Roberto M Pena accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National HMO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsRoberto Matta Pena Md, 2911 Medical Arts St Ste 14, Austin, TX
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