Jairo J. Puente, M.D.

Hospitalists like Dr. Puente are physicians who are exclusively devoted to caring for patients while they are in the hospital. They work with your primary care physician and specialists to provide skilled and compassionate care throughout your hospital stay.

Medical Education

Universidad Metropolitana, Barranquilla, Colombia


Family Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, McAllen, TX 
Chief Resident

Society Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association

Additional Info

Dr. Puente is fluent in both Spanish and English. 

Hospitalists like Dr. Puente are available seven days a week / 24 hours a day to provide patients with on-going and immediate care in the hospital. While they assess and treat medical conditions, coordinate hospital care and may consult specialists to assist inpatient care, as needed, they do not accept appointments.

Meet your Doctor

What led you to become a doctor?
Early childhood experiences led me to want to be there for patients in vulnerable situations.

What about being a doctor do you find most rewarding?
Reassuring patients about their diagnosis and accompanying them throughout their treatment.

What is something about you that only your patients would know?
I like to joke around and make them smile.

How would a patient likely describe you?
Knowledgeable, easy to talk to, always smiling.

What's your proudest moment as a doctor?
Finishing my residency has been the best moment so far -- I think because it means now everything else is up to me.

What do you find most encouraging about what you do?
I meet someone new everyday and by listening to stories, I learn a little about life as well.

What are your top priorities with every patient you see?
To improve their quality of life and make them feel at ease.