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Cathleen Marie Rivera, MD

Internal Medicine

Accepts New Patients
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About Cathleen Marie Rivera, MD

Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Choice POS II
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - HMO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Select
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - QPOS
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Select SM
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - HMO Open Acces
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - LocalPlus
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Network Open Access
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
Accepts New Patients
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
Accepts New Patients
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Accepts New Patients
Humana - ChoiceCare
Accepts New Patients
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Humana Preferred
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Accepts New Patients
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Accepts New Patients
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Accepts New Patients
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Foster Care
Accepts New Patients
Superior - STAR
Accepts New Patients
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Accepts New Patients
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Select
Accepts New Patients
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas Tech University Health Science Center (2002)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale (2005)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale (2005)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Cathleen Marie Rivera, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (161) for Cathleen Marie Rivera, MD

Overall: 4.9*
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Sep 13, 2022
Very easy to talk with. Explains fully the lab work and other procedures. Answered all questions. Knowledgeable doctor.
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Sep 2, 2022
Makes me feel confortable and I don't hesitate to ask questions.
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Sep 1, 2022
She listened
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Aug 30, 2022
Dr.Rivera is an awesome physician!!!
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Aug 30, 2022
Dr. Rivera has always been very kind, very smart, and determined to get to the bottom of whatever physical issue I am having!
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Aug 30, 2022
Very professional & humbled.
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Aug 28, 2022
Dr. Rivera is always attentive and tries to completely answer your questions. She does seem to be a little rushed and maybe over scheduled.
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Aug 28, 2022
She is a great doctor. She listens, and she is very knowledgeable.
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Aug 23, 2022
Friendly knowledgeable
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Aug 21, 2022
Dr.Rivera has treated me for many years. She is always willing to listen to me about my health concerns and my fears for the future, as aging is no fun. Always very professional. I refer her to any one I can.
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Aug 19, 2022
Excellent communication, Concerning
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Aug 16, 2022
She's very knowledgeable, and she listens. That means a lot to me. She also works quickly so that she gets a lot done in the time allowed. And she's friendly.
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Aug 14, 2022
She was very efficient and was knowledgeable of the issues I had previous to taking me on as a new patient,
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Aug 12, 2022
Thorough, open to input
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Aug 11, 2022
Very efficient, knowledgeable MD
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Aug 4, 2022
Aptmnt completed ahead of time. Several questions all answered thoroughly. Very pleased with visit.
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Aug 3, 2022
Cause she professional she knows her job well
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Jul 27, 2022
Dr Rivera was friendly, kind, professional, and knowledgeable.
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Jul 22, 2022
She is the,best!!
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Jul 22, 2022
I am very pleased with Dr. Rivera. She is very helpful and answers all my questions.
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Jul 22, 2022
I always have a great exam and visit with her; she makes you feel like your health is important to her and she will do what she can to help you achieve good health. I am so happy to be one of her patients!
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Jul 21, 2022
Good
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Jul 21, 2022
This was my first visit with Dr. Rivera and she made me feel comfortable, took her time, asked questions, listened, explained things, and included me. I could tell she was intelligent, experienced, and cared. I am grateful to have found such a practitioner in my new home in Texas. She is the first new general practitioner I have had since I was 23!
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Jul 19, 2022
Only 2nd visit.. Still learning if this is "best fit" for both of us.
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Jul 17, 2022
Dr. Rivera was very courteous and explained all my test results to me in a manner that I understood. She also answered my questions thoroughly and did not rush me in any way.
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Jul 6, 2022
Awsome. Always upbeat and takes care of my needs.
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Jul 3, 2022
She stays current regarding the patient's health and usually our visits are only annually. She is efficient regarding follow up for other tests. It is obvious she prepares for the apptmnt. By reviewing info prior to entering the room. BSW should feel honored Dr. Rivera has chosen BSW to practice. I'm very pleased with my patient care.
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Jun 23, 2022
Outstanding review, communication, genuine. Appreciate her adjusting to my need for detail and her concern regarding my hesitation about invasive tests!
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Jun 22, 2022
Very pleased with Dr Rivera
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Jun 20, 2022
Dr. Rivera is always professional and very friendly. She explains things in easily.
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Jun 16, 2022
She is amazing! Has read through the tests and my information prior to coming in and knows what I may have questions about in advance. She listens, converses about plan and treatments and personable. She truly cares.
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Jun 15, 2022
Very competent and knowledgeable. Friendly and willing to answer my questions.
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Jun 15, 2022
Dr. Rivera is a thorough and caring physician. She paces the appointment well so there is time to spend on every area of my health.
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Jun 9, 2022
As a walk in patient I was pleasantly surprised at the knowledge of my condition and advise given.
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Jun 8, 2022
Dr. Rivera is always very attentive to my health concerns . Her treatment method has been to include me in decisions.
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May 27, 2022
Very kind and caring! Leaves no stone unturned
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May 19, 2022
Dr Rivera is a very good Dr and always answers my questions and very considerate and compassionate.
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May 14, 2022
It's just too difficult to get in to see her because she is good!
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May 12, 2022
Mainly she listens and made recommendations and explained why,To a level of understanding the reason of the decision. I left happy that I had chosen her
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May 12, 2022
It's only my second visit with her. She listens to me and clearly explains herself. Very professional and confident.
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May 11, 2022
Very thorough while showing care and concern
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May 11, 2022
Very pleased
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May 6, 2022
Dr Rivera is a kind and knowledgeable provider who is also thorough clinician. She knows my complex health history and takes it into consideration with care.
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May 4, 2022
She is my primary care physician and I really like her. She is smart, thorough, explains things well, and has a good bedside manor.
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May 3, 2022
Very good visit
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Apr 27, 2022
Excellent provider
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Apr 26, 2022
Personal yet professional
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Apr 22, 2022
First appointment with my new Primary Care Provider. Was impressed she had acquainted herself with my records; answered my questions about some of my blood work. I believe she is the best fit for me.
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Apr 19, 2022
Very thorough, attentive and friendly
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Apr 15, 2022
Informative and knowledgeable
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Apr 15, 2022
This was my first visit with Dr Rivera and I was impressed with her demeanor and professionalism,
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Apr 8, 2022
Good
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Apr 7, 2022
DR. RIVERA IS VERY, VERY HELPFUL IN FINDING THE VERY BEST PLAN IN HELPING ME TO STAY ALIVE, BY FIGURING OUT THE WHAT, WHYS, OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY POTASSIUM LEVELS GOING UP AND WAY DOWN. HOW ONE SIMPLE BAD PILL FOR MY BODY, IS GOING TO HELP ME LEVEL OUT AND STAY AT A GOOD LEVEL BY KNOWING THE RIGHT PILL FOR ME AND TO GET RID OF A DANGEROUS THING IN MY LIFE. THANK YOU DR. RIVERA
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Apr 6, 2022
Takes time to listen
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Apr 4, 2022
Dr. Rivera and staff all were very professional And thorough in every aspect of my care for this visit. This was my first time to see Dr. Rivera and I am very happy to have her managing my care as primary.
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Mar 30, 2022
Was very concerned and cared about my health makes sure my rx are always available.
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