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Joshua Penfield, MD

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Gastroenterology (board certified)
Medical Group
Sharp Rees-Stealy

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  1. Sharp Rees-Stealy San Diego
    2929 Health Center Drive
    San Diego, CA 92123
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About Joshua Penfield, MD

Appointments for Sharp Rees-Stealy Gastroenterologists are by referral from a Sharp Rees-Stealy primary care physician only. At the age of 4, I was in a car accident after being hit by a drunk driver and spent a long time in the hospital recovering from a head injury. This experience and the years that followed definitely fostered my interest in medicine as both an art and a science. My philosophy of care is to listen and put the needs of the patient first while doing so with empathy and compassion. I do not see patients as diseases or conditions but as people who have a wealth of personal experience and interesting stories, and whom I can learn from. My philosophy in practicing the science of medicine is to provide the best care possible using literature, data and evidence to support the medical decisions I make. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, long-distance running and hiking.
In practice since:
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester):
Cleveland Clinic Foundation:
Warwick Medical School:
 Medical School
Maine Medical Center Pancreaticobiliary Center:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation:
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Joshua Penfield, MD, accepts 37 health insurance plans.

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149 ratings
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Verified Patient
May 24, 2023
Dr Penfield is superb! Wow,I feel so lucky to be assigned to his care. Very professional, took time to listen to all my symptoms and explained well what could be going on and involved me in the plan of care ,made sure I was well informed. I was so impressed
Verified Patient
May 24, 2023
Doctors and nurses were great, providing lots of info and answering all of my questions
Verified Patient
May 24, 2023
I highly recommend Sharp and the doctors I have had in the past.
Verified Patient
April 19, 2023
The only best experience I have had with sharp has been the GI specialist ( Dr. Joshua Penfield
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