Dr. Hector Mena, MD

Dr. Hector Mena, MD

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Dr. Hector Mena, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Baton Rouge, LA and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from University Of Costa Rica in 1966 and specializes in rheumatology.

7373 Perkins Rd

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Benefit Management
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • TriWest Champus
  • 3 More

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Dr. Mena's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mena treats Joint Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Mena treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Arthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mena treats Arthritis more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Mena treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Bone Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mena treats Bone Disorders more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Mena treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Mena's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Hector Mena, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Baton Rouge, LA and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from University Of Costa Rica in 1966 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Education

1973
Baylor University
Fellowship Hospital
1971
University Of Texas Teaching Hospital
Residency Hospital
1969
Philadelphia General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1967
The Worcester Foundation For Experimental Biology
Fellowship Hospital
1966
University Of Costa Rica
Medical School
1973
1971
1969
1967
1966

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Media & Publications

  • The Pain of Acute Bursitis/Tendinitis of the Shoulder, 1986
  • Treatment of Acute Shoulder Syndrome with Flurbiprofen, 1986

Dr. Mena's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mena

2.4

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
31.25%
(5)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
6.25%
(1)
2 Stars
6.25%
(1)
1 Star
56.25%
(9)

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I highly recommend this doctor. He listens to all of your concerns thoroughly and really cares about you.
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First, I was in waiting room for 45 minutes, finally went through the door where Dr. and nurses are and told them I being waiting 45 minutes and the Dr. Mana nurse said oh ok come on in this room, stay there for another 45 to 1 hrs just about to leave and ask them to get my money. Dr. Mana look at my file ask several questions told him my problem on my hand, fingers and all joints, he said lets concentrate on hands and do physical theraphy, told him with my work schedule can go to them and will
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Please do not go see this money Hoover. My PCP referred me to him as Fibromyalgia was a suspect for the months of horrible pain I have suffered. Hector Mena lists fibro as a specialty that he treats on his online profile. 1st visit was spent mostly with a female Dr. 15 mins with Mena He told me I had fibromyalgia and gave me 2 pages to read about it. Lots of blood tests! X ray. Next visit he told me he DIAGNOSES fibro but doesn't TREAT it. Said I should go back to my PCP! Zero help. 0 care
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My appt was at 12, told to arrive early for forms. Got there at 1115. Didn't get called back until 1. He was absolutely no help. Told me my symptoms were not immune related even though my immune system is very suppressed, I've recently developed severe hypersensitivity to metals. Didn't listen to half of what I was trying to tell him, told me I had a lot of medical things wrong and most dr's don't want to deal with that. Told me to go back to my PCP. I left completely frustrated and in tears.
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