Rodolfo B. Penaflor Jr., MD

Internal medicine

4730 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712

Accepting new patients

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Accepted health insurances
Aetna (certain plans only), AFMC, Blue Cross/Blue Shield (including TPAs associated with BCBS), CIGNA-Great West (except Commercial Cigna HMO), HealthNet, Humana PPO/HMO, traditional Medicare with all Part B supplemental insurance plans, UnitedHealthcare and UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans. Call us to check if we accept your health insurance plan.


English, Filipino and some Spanish

Far Eastern University
Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation School of Medical Technology

Far Eastern University Hospital

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Associate, Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Sciences University of Arizona
Associate, Clinical Assistant Professor, Burrell College of Medicine, New Mexico

Board certification
Internal medicine


Patient care philosophy

Even as a young child, I have always been a dreamer. My parents taught me that as long as I could dream, put hard work and perseverance behind that dream, I could be anything I wanted to be.

The sight of any human being laid down by infirmity evokes strong feelings of compassion in me. I felt that being a doctor would be my own little way to contribute to my community and society.

Having had medical issues within my family added to me wanting to promote the principles of the Hippocratic oath to the fullest.

To borrow the words of my favorite author, "Be, not simply to be good, be good for something. Be, but just don't exist. There is more to life than being just another name on the list. Remember that a diamond is just a chunk of coal that made good under pressure." (Henry David Thoreau)

These words never fail to inspire me.