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Dr. Joel Pena, MD

Internal Medicine* Age 60
Dr. Joel Pena, MD
3.4 (38 Ratings)
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Dr. Joel Pena, MD

Internal Medicine* Age 60
San Antonio, TX
Accepting new patients
29 years of experience


Dr. Joel Pena, MD works in San Antonio, TX as an Internal Medicine Specialist and has 29 years experience.

They graduated from University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio Long School of Medicine in 1995. Dr. Pena completed a residency at University Tex Health Science Center. At present, Dr. Pena has received an average rating of 3.4 from patients and has been reviewed 38 times. They are affiliated with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. They are accepting new patients. Dr. Pena also speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena practices at Practice in San Antonio, TX.

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  1. 1 Cristo Rey Clinic PA
    1207 Brooklyn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
    08:30 - 16:00
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Nov 16, 2022
Other than the rheumatologist who diagnosed my chronic pain, Dr. Peña is the best doctor I have ever seen. He didn’t shame me at all about my high cholesterol, just discussed the relevant information and made sure to mention it could have genetic rather than behavioral causes. He was incredibly validating of the severity of my chronic pain, was excellent at patient education, and was not stigmatizing or uncomfortable about me being transgender and medically transitioning. The office environment was the most comfortable I’ve been in; as a converted house, it was far less stressful than typical medical environments while still being clean and accessible. As an immunocompromised person, I’m incredibly grateful that they maintain precautions to prevent the spread of covid and the flu in late 2022 when many people do not. I got an appointment within a few days of calling as a new patient, and the nurse was very kind and helpful about working with my insurance.
McPherson Newell — Nov 16, 2022
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  • University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio Long School of Medicine
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  • University Tex Health Sci Center|University Tex Health Science Center


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Dr. Pena has a star rating of 3.4/5 and has been reviewed 38 times.

Dr. Pena has been practicing as an Internal Medicine Specialist for 29 years.

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