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Dr. Joel Pena, MD

Dr. Joel Pena, MD

Age 60 Internal Medicine M
(38) 38 reviews
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Dr. Joel Pena, MD works in San Antonio, TX as an Internal Medicine Specialist and has 28 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 Cristo Rey Clinic in San Antonio, TX.


  • U Tex Hlth Sci Ctr|University Tex Health Science Center, Internship Hospital — 1996
  • University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio Long School of Medicine, Medical School — 1995
  • University Tex Health Science Center, Residency Hospital

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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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Dr. Joel Pena, MD accepts new patients on Medical News Today. See Dr. Pena's profile to make an appointment.

Dr. Pena accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas as well as many others.

Dr. Pena's office is located at 1207 Brooklyn Ave San Antonio, TX 78212. Find other locations and directions on MedicalNewsToday.

Yes, Dr. Pena speaks Spanish. See Dr. Pena's profile on MedicalNewsToday for more information.

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 28 years.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Metropolitan Methodist Hospital


  1. Cristo Rey Clinic

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      Cristo Rey Clinic
      1207 Brooklyn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212 Directions Existing Patients: (210) 229-9100

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  1. Hepatitis C Screening: Questions for the Doctor

    Everyone ages 18 to 79 needs to get tested for hepatitis C. (USPSTF)

  2. Protect Yourself from Seasonal Flu

    Get the flu vaccine every year to protect yourself and others from the flu. (ACIP)

  3. Talk with Your Doctor About Depression

    Talk with your doctor about how you are feeling if you have been sad, down, or hopeless. (USPSTF)

  4. Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year

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  5. Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

    Get a Pap test every 3 years. If you get a Pap test and an HPV test, you can get screened every 5 years instead. (USPSTF)

  6. Watch for Warning Signs of Relationship Violence

    If you think your partner might be abusive, talk with your doctor about getting help. (USPSTF)

  7. Get Enough Folic Acid

    Learn why women your age need folic acid. (USPSTF)

  8. Get Vaccines to Protect Your Health (Adults Ages 19 to 49)

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  9. Get Tested for HIV

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  10. Get Your Blood Pressure Checked

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  11. Drink Alcohol Only in Moderation

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  12. Quit Smoking

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