Dr. Emily Pineda, MD


Rheumatology | Female

South Texas Arthritis Care Ctr 5414 Fredericksburg Rd Ste 150 San Antonio, TX 78229 Get Directions
Dr. Emily Pineda, MD

Dr. Emily Pineda, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Pineda is is the consummate professional and provider who listens to her patients and get to the root cause of what's wrong. I love that she is open minded and willing to try other safe approaches to care especially from a Functional Medical perspective. I am a Nurse Practitioner myself and have sent Dr. Pineda other healthcare professionals as patients since I trust her and her staff that much. I've had a very hard time getting other providers to listen to me and prescribe what I wanted.
San Antonio, TX |
I've had wonderful care from Dr. Pineda. I've seen her for 1 1/2 years and I feel so much healthier. She takes the time to listen to me so she can prescribe the best medicines.
in San Antonio, TX |
Billed for a no-show for an appointment I'd cancelled more than a week in advance. Virtually impossible to get through to!! After calling many times to get my first appointment scheduled, I later decided to cancel after finding another highly recommended rheum who could see me sooner (a long drive away, but well worth it - for one, they pick up their phones!). I called to cancel and was put on hold & disconnected after a lengthy wait. After multiple attempts, I finally was able to leave a
in San Antonio, TX |
I would not recommend this doctor due to staff incompetence and poor office management. This doctor prescribed a drug - methotrexate. After four weeks, I started to experience serious side effects, breathlessness, chest pain, heart pounding. After almost passing out and getting seriously ill one evening, I could not get any support or responses until 8 days! Also, cannot get medications refilled, which can be dangerous as they say not to stop suddenly!
in San Antonio, TX |
This is for the staff at her office; I never had the opportunity to actually see the doctor. Horribly unprofessional. Two weeks to get a return call from the 'new patient coordinator' and then told the next appointment isn't for 2 months. No care or concern for patients. No help in accessing care. Recommended calling their office every 2 days to see if I could get 'lucky' and get an appointment (presuming anyone would actually answer the phone).
San Antonio, TX |
After going to her for 4 years, I still feel terrible, have not got a confirmed diagnosis. She confused me with what is happpening to me-she refered me to numerous other doctors to check for other things. She forgot to call in prescriptions more than once, I had to call and inquire about it. Finding another Dr. so I can feel better!!
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr Pineda is very nice and seems to work to help you find relief for your health needs. She doesn't spend much time with you and often refers you to her nurse practitioner. Her staff is in need some major training with customer service. When lab and imaging results are sent to her office they are frequently misplaced resulting in repeated phone calls back and forth. Not a well organized facility.
in San Antonio, TX |
She is very dedicated to her patients, wonderful bedside manner.
in San Antonio, Texas |
I have been seeing Dr. Pineda and Dr. Saki for several years now. Both are extremely careing and compassionate. I wouldn't even consider going to any other Doctors. I would and have recommended them people to the South Texas Arthritis Center.
in San Antonio, TX |
I would recommend her to others. She stays up to date on Medical treatments (new) to help her patients. Has a very delightful bedside manner and is honest in what she is able to treat and/or not treat so long as her recommendations are followed.
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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Rheumatology
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyarteritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren Syndrome, Primary
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    University Of Santo Tomas

    Graduated in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brown University

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Arthrocentesis
  • IV Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy