Had awful experience with him regarding immigration examination.
He did a tuberculosis skin test for me which came out positive, chest x-ray was clear. He told me that clear x-ray only shows there is no TB in active stage but there is still a chance of latent TB which might come out later. He insisted that if I want to proceed on my immigration application I have to undergo 9 month treatment by antibiotics with possible liver damage.
I was very upset and did not believe what he was saying. He did recommend me to do my own research on the issue, check out Quatiferon blood test and contact county TB clinic. I went to county TB clinic and turned out there is a blood test which can test for latent TB as well. This QuantiFeron blood test directly tests for TB in blood while skin test only checks for immune response (i.e. whether there was a contact with TB in past). Turned out it's a common knowledge that people with BCG immunization often fail skin test, as in my case, and blood test is recommended.
When my negative blood test results where faxed to Pena's office, he refused to attach it to my immigration application, moreover, refused to even mention it. He told me I was to consult with him before doing the blood test and that if I had he would not allow it. What he exactly did, he wrote that my skin TB test was positive, x-ray is clear and that I refused treatment. He showed me some Q&A page from immigration services website which said that only one TB test should be performed for that immigration exam. But later I found on USCIS website instructions clearly saying that all the available results of performed tests must be attached.
I consulted with USCIS on that matter and they advised me to attach test results by myself. And in county TB clinic they told me that all the immigration cares about is clear x-ray. On my last visit Pena also told me that only clear x-ray is required and I should not be mad at him for not attaching blood test results. But this is just awful - just 2 weeks before he was pushing me hard for 9 month treatment saying I'll most probably not get my green card if I don't do it.
I'll be filing a complaint with the medical board on that ""doctor""
Cons: lying, misleading, incompedant, rude, arrogant