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 a 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 work as a Treasurer for 2 years in the Association of Medicine Professors of the University of Zulia.
Dr. Puentes started Internal Medicine Residency program in 1994 and completed it in 1997 at 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 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 enjoys expending time with his 2 sons and dancing with his wife in his free time. Doctor Puentes is Board Certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism and fluent in English and Spanish.
He is now working in his private practice in Cartersville GA.

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Internal Medicine


  • Testosterone deficiency (Hypogonadism)
  • 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
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