Dr. Rafael Penunuri, MD

Dr. Rafael Penunuri, MD

Addiction Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Rafael Penunuri, MD is an addiction medicine specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from D Geffen Sch Of Med-Ucla in 1982 and specializes in addiction medicine.

1419 Superior Ave Ste 1

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Penunuri's Experience

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

1  Specialties

  • Addiction Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Penunuri does not have any board certifications listed.

126  Conditions Treated


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12  Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • D Geffen Sch Of Med-Ucla
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • San Pedro Peninsula Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • San Pedro Hosp Fp Prog
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Penunuri has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Penunuri has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Penunuri's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Penunuri to family and friends
17 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Penunuri's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Penunuri is wonderful! Attention to detail, listens and is a marvelous diagnostician. That said, his office staff, manager are Horrendous! After 14 years, I just could not justify going there any longer. The manager is rude, petty and not interested in client services.
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The office is horrible!! Never returns my calls impossible to work with. I have to drive there and show up to schedule an appointment. I am switching to a new doctor I am beyond fed up.
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