About the Physician

DrPuentes lab 400About Dr. Francisco Puentes
Name Francisco Puentes MD., FACE Doctor Puentes was born in Colombia and raised in Venezuela. He studied Medicine at the University of Zulia in Maracaibo Venezuela and graduated as an MD in 1990.
He then trained as an Intern for 2 years in Venezuela and as a Research fellow (Renal Transplant Unit) for 2 more years at University Hospital in Venezuela.
He became an Assistant Professor (Pharmacology and Physiology ) in the School of Medicine at the University of Zulia until 1999.
He was selected to serve as a Treasurer of the Association of Medicine Professors of the University of Zulia for 2 years. Dr. Puentes started his Internal Medicine Residency program in 1994 and completed it in 1997 at the University Hospital, Maracaibo Venezuela.
He also obtained his Doctoral degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Zulia.
In 1999 he decided to move to the United States with his wife and son and started the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta GA from 1999 until 2002. He completed his Endocrinology fellowship in 2004 at the Medical College of Georgia.
He moved to Dalton GA and worked as an Endocrinologist, and since 2007 he worked as an Endocrinologist in Marietta GA at WellStar Health System. He opened his own private practice, Endocrine Specialists of Georgia, in Cartersville GA in August 2020 and will be opening his new office in Atlanta GA in 2024.
He enjoys spending time with his 2 sons and dancing with his wife in his free time. Doctor Puentes is Board Certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Internal Medicine


  • Testosterone deficiency (Hypogonadism)
  • Obesity
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Non-Toxic Goiter
  • Diabetes Mellitus Complicating Pregnancy
  • Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
  • Ovarian Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Prolactin disorders
  • Calcium disorders
  • Gynecomastia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Addison’s disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Vitamin D deficiency


  • Georgia Regents University / MCG, Endocrinology Fellowship — 2004
  • Medical College Of Georgia, Internal Medicine Residency Program — 2002
  • University Hospital, Maracaibo, Venezuela, Internal Medicine Residency Program — 1997
  • University Hospital-Research Fellowship, Other Education — 1993
  • Hospital Adolfo Pons, Maracaibo, Venezuela, Internship — 1992
  • Univ Del Zulia, Esc De Med, Maracaibo, Venezuela, Medical School — 1990


The Georgia Business Journal Award
Best of Georgia winner in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Practices category 2023


Georgia Business Journal GBJ Award
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Practices Regional winner 2022

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