Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMaleAge 52

Dr. Pinero-Pilona
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Diabetes Care Center

14100 Fivay Rd Hudson, FL 34667

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(727) 862-0934

Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Hudson, FL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mease Countryside Hospital and Medical Center Of Trinity. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pinero-Pilona to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Pinero-Pilona's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Thyroid Goiter
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinero-Pilona treats Thyroid Goiter more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pinero-Pilona treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Calcium Metabolism Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinero-Pilona treats Calcium Metabolism Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pinero-Pilona treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abnormal Thyroid
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinero-Pilona treats Abnormal Thyroid more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pinero-Pilona treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pinero-Pilona's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipedema
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipoprotein Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Water Deprivation Test

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Dr. Pinero-Pilona accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Pinero-Pilona's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pinero-Pilona

4.0

Based on 49 ratings

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
(35)
4 Stars
2.0408163265306123%
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3 Stars
4.081632653061225%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
22.448979591836736%
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Dr. Pinero is very thorough. He gathers the tests and facts, then is very deliberate in making a plan. I felt he was very good at explaining what is occurring in my body and how we are going to make adjustments.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Larae Sams – Sep 14, 2021
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Dr. Pinero-Pilona - I would recommend him to family and friends. He explains to you so you can understand your lab results and answer your questions if there is anything that may worry you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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Ileana Santini – Apr 25, 2021
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THIS STAFF SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Mar 19, 2021
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Absolutely horrible, worst office staff I've ever encountered. WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS OFFICE.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Steph – Aug 26, 2020
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Dr. Pinero is thorough and explains things that a layman can understand. Patient with questions and encouraging.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cate Netto – Jun 19, 2020
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DR. Pinero has provided diabetic support to me for over 5 years. I find him to be competent, professional, and dedicated. Having been a insulin dependent diabetic for over 50 years with multiple location physicians providing service I rate DR Pinero as tops in his practices, suggestions, and recommended directions for control, drug interactions, and well being.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 26, 2020
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Excellent doctor, listened to all my concerns, educating me on the medicnes I take, left feeling very well about my appointment with the doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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michael malinka – Apr 24, 2020
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Dr.Pinero-Pilona is an excellent and companionate physician.I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Moshe – Aug 23, 2019
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Dr Pineros is a caring, intelligent and aggressive endocrinologist who is tops as far as I'm concerned. He always has intelligent answers, listens to his patients, and gives his all to treating them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Allan Goldarbit in New Port Richey, FL – Apr 14, 2018
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being a old guy, 73, and not being in the best of health, I've seen lots of doctors. I cant find a single thing about dr. Pinero that I would say is less that 5 stars. he listens. he explains. he remembers everything we talked about in previous visits. remembering is one of the most important things a good dr. has. everything read or learned in school, keep forever. great dr. knows his stuff. I recommend highly to everyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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bob in Hudson, FL – Nov 15, 2017
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Dr. Pinero has been my endo for 13 years. He is an amazing doctor. I have diabetes, hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease. He and his office staff have always been there when I needed them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Angie K in New port Richey – Oct 24, 2017
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I have auto immune deficiency,Thyroid,and Graves disease. I have been to many Doctors who specialize in the condition and no one has been able to stabilize my condition that swings back and forth. Dr. Pinero came highly recommended to me 4 yrs ago and he has me stabilized with this triple condition I have suffered with. He is very caring and accurate in everything he has done for me. I highly recommend him if you have any issues related to Diabetes, Thyroid. I would not use anyone else at all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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ANNA MARIE RICKERT in Port Richey, FL – Oct 19, 2017
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We were referred by our Primary Care to Dr Antonio Pinero-Pilona. Let me start by saying the office staff is dismissive and borderline rude both over the phone and in person. Dr Pinero's incompetence led to complications at the hospital due to his lack of attention to detail in his biopsy and ultrasound results where he did not provide a full report and even missed an entire cancerous area on my wife neck/thyroid which complicated the surgical plan. Terrible doctor in every way possible.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jamie C in New Port Richey, FL – Oct 06, 2017
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I don't have a problem with Dr Pinero. I like him. What I do have is a problem with his office staff. My appointments have been cancelled 4 times. The reason being didn't get a referral from my Primary. I was told back in June the referral was sent. During my many calls trying to get this resolved Allison in the referral dept said don't worry this is what I do. I will take care of it. Well not taken care of. No follow up nothing. They call 2 days before the appt no Referral. I had to get referr.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Nancy Salta in New Port Richey, FL – Jul 13, 2017
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I have struggled with high blood sugars for a while and after a few visits with Dr. Pinero he had my A1C level down to 7% which I have not been for years. He understands the struggles diabetics go thru and is very caring. I am very happy with him.
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New Port Richey, FL – Apr 12, 2017
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Met with Dr. Pinero and found him to be very knowledgeable and personable. He was very concerned in regard to the issue that brought me to his office and very reassuring. He took time with me and did not rush the appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Port Richey, FL – Feb 10, 2017
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I am thankful for Dr. Pinero-Pilona! My health issues were causing my decline, and he was able to reel them in. He is very knowledge and personable. I appreciate his office staff. Great Team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Largo, FL – Feb 04, 2017
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Dr. Pinero is an excellent doctor,takes time with you, listens and answer your questions, took good care of my health issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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daisy j alicea in 4510 needle palm drive fl 34652 – Sep 25, 2016
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Met with Dr . Pinero he was knowledgeable about my diabetes. He was pleasant and he listened to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brian L in Spring Hill, FL – Aug 13, 2016
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This was my first visit with Dr. Pinero and I am pleased that I was treated courteously, professionally and timely. Both the front and doctor's offices were clean and upon my arrival and sign in I was quickly shown into the doctor's office for my. I will return for another visit with Dr. Pinero and I am confident with his procedures.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lyons-Nelson, Marcelline in New Port Richey, FL – Aug 12, 2016
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About Me

Biography

 

Dr. Pinero is board certified in the following: American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes...
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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology

Education

2001
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1995
University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus
Medical School
1991
1987-1991
Undergraduate School
1991
University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Pinero-Pilona has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pinero-Pilona frequently treats Thyroid Goiter, Calcium Metabolism Disorders, and Abnormal Thyroid. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pinero-Pilona treats.

Where is Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona, MD's office located?

Dr. Pinero-Pilona's office is located at 14100 Fivay Rd, Hudson, FL 34667. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Diabetes Care Center

Diabetes Care Center14100 Fivay Rd Hudson, FL 34667
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Diabetes Care Center5422 Us Highway 19 New Port Richey, FL 34652
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Diabetes Care Center, Inc.2531 Landmark Dr Ste 104 Clearwater, FL 33761
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Pinero-Pilona is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mease Countryside Hospital

Safety Harbor, FL

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Medical Center Of Trinity

Trinity, FL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2022)

Morton Plant Hospital

Clearwater, FL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Morton Plant North Bay Hospital

New Port Richey, FL

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point

Hudson, FL

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)