Dr. Joel Pena Jr, MD

Dr. Joel Pena Jr, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Joel Pena Jr, MD is an internal medicine specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 1995 and specializes in internal medicine.

1207 Brooklyn Ave

San Antonio, TX 78212

Contact Information

(210) 229-9100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Pena Jr's Experience

Dr. Pena Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

1  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

0  Board Certifications

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157  Conditions Treated

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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Tex Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Tex Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Pena Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pena Jr to family and friends
36 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

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Dr. Pena Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Very thoughtful and thorough my daughter was seen by several doctors for 2yrs (2pedi endocrinologist and 1family doctor ) And not get a diagnosis . I was getting desperate and worried seeing my daughters symptoms worsen (weight gain, mood swings, always tired, always hungry, sleepy, hot flashes)...more
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Not a good bedside manner to say the least! He has attitude and rude most visits. Then wants to consistently point out all your faults without encouragement nor a happy delightfully tone. I would highly recommend to find a different doctor. Wouldn't be surprised if he retires soon. I don't think...more
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Dr Pena was my internist while I was undergoing chemo. As they started a new drug (which occasionally caused heart failure) after only one treatment I started having shortness of breath. He insisted it was because I smoked 10 years ago. It got worse and he was adamant and refused to test further....more
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I am so sorry you feel this way. I explained to you that the your low oxygen and decrease lung air flow, were evidence of your COPD exacerbation. And, yes, this can occur even ten years after you stop smoking. At the time there was no heart failure present at all. However, I did explain the high risk the poor oxygenation would have on your heart if you did not follow the treatment recommendations , along with the prescriptions, samples provided, and treatment plan explained to you.

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Dr. Pena is a very experienced doctor and has a tendency to know exactly what is wrong with me. Although he does talk alot, I am happy to name him my PCP, because the longevity we have. He strives for the best and has integrity like no other. He is a man of god, but also a realist, very...more
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I certainly appreciate your input. I will aim to answer with brief comments and not lengthy explanations. I thank you for your trust and loyalty.

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Dr.pena is great he will tell you like it is he actually works to get you better it's up to the patient to follow up with the things he tells you to do great doctor I highly recommend him
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