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Dr. Cristina Lopez Penalver, MD

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31 years of experience

Offers telehealth

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Dr. Cristina Lopez Penalver, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Miami, FL. They specialize in General Surgery, has 31 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine and is affiliated with Baptist Hospital Of Miami, Doctors Hospital, South Miami Hospital and Miami Cancer Institute.

They frequently treat conditions like Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision, Mastectomy and Lobular Carconima along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

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    8900 North Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Baptist Hospital Of Miami
  • Doctors Hospital
  • South Miami Hospital
  • Miami Cancer Institute

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    • Aetna
    • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • AvMed
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Dimension Health
    • Dimension International
    • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    • Global Excel Insurance
    • Humana
    • Magellan Complete Care
    • Medica
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Molina Healthcare
    • MultiPlan
    • Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP)
    • UnitedHealthCare

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    Jul 28, 2022
    Dr. Penalver is amazing! She is professional, knowledgeable and thorough. She is incredibly patient and understands the mindset of a woman who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I appreciate and respect her ability and willingness to treat each patient as an individual. Dr. Penalver and her staff are on top of each and every test, procedure, surgery, and lab results. Dr. Penalver is the first of a few doctors that a patient will receive medical treatment from. I am so grateful that Dr. Penalver and her staff were responsible for determining the course that would be taken reference my case. I have absolute confidence in Dr. Penalver and I would recommend and encourage anyone that has been diagnosed with breast cancer to seek out Dr. Penalver!
    — Jul 28, 2022
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    About Dr. Cristina Lopez Penalver, MD

    Specialties
    • General Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 31 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1124094024
    NPI Number
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • University of Miami School of Medicine - General Surgery
    Residency
    Internship
    • Jackson Meml Hospital University Miami
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Cristina Lopez Penalver, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Lopez Penalver is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Lopez Penalver has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Lopez Penalver has seen patients for Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision, Mastectomy and Lobular Carconima, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Lopez Penalver on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    54 patients have reviewed Dr. Lopez Penalver. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Lopez Penalver.

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