Dr. Rafael Penunuri, MDMedical Director

    Dr. Rafael Penunuri is Newport Beach Recovery Center’s Medical Director and has over 20 years of extensive experience in detoxification and general family practice.  He has been a trusted doctor in the Southern California medical community since 1985, and is board certified with the American Board of Addiction Medicine since December 2010 and the American Board of Family Practice since July 1985. Dr. Penunuri is a graduate of UCLA School of Medicine. He is also a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

    Dr. Penuniri believes the disease of addiction is monumental and complex, and that there is always more to be done and more individuals to be helped. He is proud to be part of what he feels is a great and honorable mission. His hobbies include skiing, racquetball and soccer.

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