Dr. James Penuel, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Penuel
Accepting new patients

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 over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Penuel has more experience with Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Penuel to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with Lee Memorial Hospital Fort Myers, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Penuel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Penuel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Penuel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (239) 939-9939.

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.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Penuel is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Penuel
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Dysphagia
Heartburn
Reflux Esophagitis
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Normal
Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Penuel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Penuel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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

Dr. Penuel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Penuel

4.4

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(30)
4 Stars
12.5%
(5)
3 Stars
2.5%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
10%
(4)
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What went well
  • Office environment (37)
  • Explained conditions well (35)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (35)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (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.
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
No results
2 people found this 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!
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
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
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
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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!!
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
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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.
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
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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.
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
No results
7 people found this helpful
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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.
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
No results
6 people found this helpful
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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 over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Penuel has more...Read more

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

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. James Penuel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Penuel frequently treats Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Penuel specializes.

Where is Dr. James Penuel, MD's office located?

Dr. Penuel's office is located at 7152 Coca Sabal Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James Penuel, MD speak?

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

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Locations

Gastro Health

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

Dr. Penuel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Cape Coral Hospital

Cape Coral, FL

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

HealthPark Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL

29 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Lee Memorial Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

29 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)