Rafael Penunuri, Medical Physician
Dr. Penunuri serves as our Consulting Medical Physician. He is a Board Certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine Specialist who has been practicing in the Newport Beach area for over 30 years. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara as a pharmacology major and from UCLA as a Doctor of Medicine. He completed his Family Practice Residency at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital Family Practice Residency Program and then moved to Newport Beach to go into private practice. Currently he is affiliated with Hoag Hospital and Mission Hospital Laguna Beach. He has served in multiple hospital committees and as chairman of the Hoag Family Practice Department. Over the past three decades, he has provided detox and medical treatment to thousands of patients through inpatient hospital and residential treatment centers as well as outpatient treatment in his office. He utilizes very strict protocols that have been found to be very effective and safe. Keeping the client comfortable and safe are key priorities. Aside from medicine, Dr. Penunuri has been married for 30 years and has 4 grown children. He is an avid soccer player, a private pilot and snowboarder. He has not broken any bones as of yet.