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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Pradeep Penta graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Biology. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas-Southwestern in his hometown of Dallas, TX. Dr. Penta subsequently completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at SUNY Upstate Medical center in Syracuse, New York, and a fellowship in Spine and Sports Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He is board eligible in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the International Spine Intervention Society. As a physiatrist, Dr. Penta treats a variety of musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions including, but not limited to, low back pain, neck pain, joint pain, sports-related injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, and workers compensation injuries. He performs various injections for pain relief including spinal epidurals injections, facet blocks, sacroiliac joint injections, peripheral joint injections, tendon sheath injections, occipital nerve blocks, and trigger point injections. He also performs electrodiagnostic testing to evaluate for entrapment neuropathies, peripheral neuropathies, and radiculopathies.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Penta is great. He listened to what my issue was, asked some insightful questions and provided great advice going forward in getting me better. I have recommended him to other friends.
Dr. Penta is a life-saver! I hurt my wrist playing soccer and he was able to see me the same day I requested to be seen. He suspected a fracture and arranged the appropriate care in a timely fashion. At the same time, he did not forget to ask me about all my other ailments that he has treated me for in the past (yes, I know i'm a walking mess). This rare combination of compassion, thoroughness, and knowledge makes me feel safe in his hands and certain that I am getting the best medical care.
He's robotic, staring at his computer terminal as he talks to you. He doesn't even offer to shake your hand upon meeting him. He doesn't have time for small talk. He does however ask the right medical questions, and he's probably competent. He isn't Dr. Warmth.
The time I spent with Dr. Penta was very efficiently managed even if I did have to wait for about 20 to 30 minutes. He is clearly knowledgeable and caring. The office location is not very convenient though. It's pretty far east near the auto entrance for the Lincoln Tunnel, a few blocks from the 33rd st Stop on the 6 train.
Very professional and to the point. Close to no wait time and was able to book an appointment day of.
Dr Penta was thorough and caring. He enabled collaboration in my treatment & care, which was very empowering.
I highly recommend Dr Penta- he's friendly and patient in explaining complicated medical issues and happily answers any questions without feeling rushed.
The front desk staff was efficient and friendly. Dr. Penda was very knowledgeable and thorough, BUT he came off as callous and insensitive during the visit. This is especially difficult on a patient when he/she is in a lot of pain or dealing with difficult news regarding an injury.
Listened carefully to my issues and was careful to make sure he didn't come to any wrong conclusions without the proper testing. Quickly called me back as soon as test results were available to him and came up with a course of action that was able to quickly relieve me of my pain.
Dr. Penta was thorough. He asked a lot of questions and actually listened to my answers. He was not only professional and knowledgable, but personable as well. And he kept me waiting less than 5 minutes to see him!
Doc examined me carefully and paid all attention to listen to my problem. Instead of prescribing medication he gave me a handout of exercise regime for my back problem which is good and does not carry any side effects.
Good. professional and quick given that it was more a precautionary visit from my end for my back pain which was subsiding after 1 day.
Very professional and direct, based on what is good for me.
I saw Dr. Penta for lower back strain. He was very thorough. He stretched me out and I felt immediate relief. Gave me great advice.. doing a lot better.
Nice guy, listened, asked a lot of questions, very thorough.
The wait time was way too long.
Great doctor, obviously knowledgeable and seemed to focus on what was right for me rather than push unnecessary procedures my way.
Great office visit especially for a Friday evening. I'll be recommending him to my friends if they're ever in need.
Went in to find out about knee injury. No wait time; he was very thorough in testing the knee and recommended an MRI to resolve an equivocal evaluation; he also reads MRIs.