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Dr. James Penuel, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 68

  
Dr. Penuel

Gastro Health

7152 Coca Sabal Ln Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Dr. James Penuel, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Penuel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penuel treats Dysphagia more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Penuel treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penuel treats Esophageal Diseases more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Penuel treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penuel treats Nausea more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Penuel treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Anal & Rectal Disorders

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Anal or Rectal Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penuel treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Penuel treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Hemorrhoids
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penuel treats Hemorrhoids more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Penuel treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penuel treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Penuel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penuel treats Constipation more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Penuel treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penuel treats Abdominal Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Penuel treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Penuel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Penuel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Penuel

4.4

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(30)
4 Stars
12.5%
(5)
3 Stars
2.5%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
10%
(4)

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Dr. Penuel performed my colonoscopy. Before procedure, he introduced himself & asked if I had questions or concerns. Felt like meeting a kind, friendly new neighbor. After colonoscopy, he discussed my results w/ my husband & me. Questions answered in detail, never making us feel rushed. Had appt w/ PA, John Washington, prior to colonoscopy. Very nice & thorough. Just got off ph with Bridge. She discussed problem I'm having & made me appt. Seemed genuinely concerned while upbeat & helpful.
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S. Carrington in Ft. Myers, FL – Feb 08, 2019
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I have been going to Dr. Penuel for IBS for over a year. He has been very upfront with his method of treatment, starting me off on a low "FOD" diet, eliminating foods with high sugar, gassy, and with gluten. In this time, I have actually learned how to control my problem with this diet and not with any medication. I needed to stay on track and he kept reinforcing his many years of experience and wisdom that ended with me losing 9 pounds during last year. I am thrilled with this outcome!
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Debbie C. in Fort Myers, FL – Jan 29, 2017
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I felt very comfortable with Dr. Penuel right from the beginning. He truly listens, explains procedures clearly and is respectful of the patient. Great "bedside" manner.
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NormaJean in Fort Myers, FL – Jan 14, 2017
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I have been a patient of Dr. Penuel for a few years now and find him to be most caring. I trust his experience and knowledge and would highly recommend him!!
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Brenda in Cape Coral, FL – Aug 23, 2016
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Dr Penuel was one of the most impressive physicians I have ever met. I met him after being admitted from the ER and he sat down, asked me questions, listened to my situation and then gave me his assessment based on his vast experience and knowledge. And then he took extra time to reassure me & my husband to alleviate our fears of what might be. Both before & after my procedure, he was equally caring & impressive! Made my experience the best it could have been. Thankful for Dr Penuel.
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Debbie Michal in Fort Myers, FL – May 14, 2016
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Dr. Penuel has a great bedside manner which is very important to me. He responds to my questions so that I can better understand my condition. He listens with empathy and presents his recommendations with expertise and knowledge. His staff is very pleasant and cooperative. They show genuine interest and concern in you as a patient. I would definitely recommend Dr. Penuel to family and friends without hesitation.
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cheryl hess in Lehigh Acres, FL – Apr 08, 2016
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Excellent! Very pleased with the consultation. I trust Dr. Penuel's medical advice and would recommend him.
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John in Ft Myers, FL – Feb 03, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Penuel, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1982
Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Ochsner Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1977
University of Miami / School of Medicine
Medical School
1973
Eckerd College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Locations

Gastro Health

Gastro Health7152 Coca Sabal Ln Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Cape Coral Hospital

Cape Coral, FL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

HealthPark Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Lee Memorial Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)