Dr. Cesar Pena, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 67

Dr. Pena
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Luis F Sanchez MD

227 Church Ave Chula Vista, CA 91910

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Dr. Cesar Pena, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Chula Vista, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia U Peruana medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pena to book an appointment.

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Best experience in a doctor's office. This doctor is the definition of true patient care. True, I waited a few minutes pass my appointment time but this doctor took his time to listen to my medical concerns and explain in great detail my options. Now he is not only my primary doctor but the doctor to several members of my family and even neighbors. I highly recommend his experties and to trust your helth care and concerns to him.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marino in Chula Vista, CA – Jan 01, 2019
I had an appointment to see the doctor and was kept waiting almost 2 hours after my scheduled time. Once the doctor finally showed up, there was no apology, no explanation, nothing. As if I was lucky to see him at all. If that wasn't bad enough the front end staff is worse. I've called multiple times trying to get the results of a test I had done, and no one ever answers. I've left messages and never get a call back.
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  • 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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Biography

Dr. Cesar Pena, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Chula Vista, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1991
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Good Samaritan Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Good Samaritan Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Cayetano Heredia U Peruana
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

What are Dr. Cesar Pena, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pena frequently treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Asthma, and Pneumonia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pena treats.

Where is Dr. Cesar Pena, MD's office located?

Dr. Pena's office is located at 227 Church Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Cesar Pena, MD speak?

Dr. Pena speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Pena's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bird Flu
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Chickenpox
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lymphangioma
  • Megacolon
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Still's Disease
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Viral Infection
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
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Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
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UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Priority Select HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Luis F Sanchez MD

Pena & Sanchez Mds227 Church Ave Chula Vista, CA 91910
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