Dr. Cesar Pena, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 69

Internal Medicine

Dr. Cesar Pena, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Chula Vista, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Cesar Pena, MD

Mercy Physicians Medical Group,Scripps Physicians Medical Group

227 Church Ave Chula Vista, CA 91910
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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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.
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
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Marino in Chula Vista, CA – Jan 01, 2019
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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.
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
3 people found this helpful
John D in San Diego, CA – Apr 22, 2016
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Dr. Cesar Pena, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Chula Vista, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and...Read more


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease


Fellowship Hospital
Residency Hospital
Internship Hospital


  • English
  • Spanish


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What conditions does Dr. Cesar Pena, MD treat?

Dr. Pena frequently treats the following conditions: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Asthma, and Pneumonia. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Cesar Pena, MD's office address?

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

What languages is Dr. Cesar Pena, MD fluent in?

Dr. Pena is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Cesar Pena, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Pena provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Cesar Pena, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Cesar Pena, MD is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.

Is Dr. Cesar Pena, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Cesar Pena, MD holds board certifications in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease.

Does Dr. Cesar Pena, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.7/5 for Dr. Cesar Pena, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Experience and Background Checks


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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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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
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bird Flu
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Chickenpox
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • 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
  • 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 Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Still's Disease
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Viral Infection
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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(619) 426-9610

Dr. Pena accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Deductible Plan CA Members Only HMO
Elect Choice (Open Access) EPO
Managed Choice (Open Access) POS
Open Choice PPO
Premier Care Network Plus - Innovation Health
Savings Plus of CA EPO
Anthem Blue Cross
Advantage HMO
California Care Large Group HMO
California Care Small Group HMO
Pathway EPO
Prudent Buyer Individual CA PPO
Prudent Buyer Large Group CA PPO
Prudent Buyer Small Group CA PPO
Select CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Priority Select HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus HMO
Access Plus Savenet HMO
Blue Shield of California PPO
Bronze 60 SHOP PPO
Bronze Full 4500 PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
Platinum 90 PPO
Platinum Access+ 25 HMO
Platinum Local Access + HMO 25 HMO
Silver 70 PPO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Southern CA Select HMO
Clover Health
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
CA Employer Group Plans HMO
CA Healthnet PPO
CA Individual & Family PPO
CA WholeCare Network HMO
ExcelCare Small / Large Group HMO
Salud y Mas Small / Large Group HMO
Molina Healthcare
Marketplace CA HMO
Oscar Health
Northern CA Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus EPO
Northern CA Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus EPO
Choice Plus POS
Medica Choice
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Nexus Open Access
Options PPO
SignatureValue - CA HMO
SignatureValue Alliance


Mercy Physicians Medical Group,Scripps Physicians Medical Group