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Cathleen Marie Rivera, MD

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

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • 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
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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 - 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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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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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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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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 - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select +
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (2002)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic - Scottsdale (2005)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic - Scottsdale (2005)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) - 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 May 11, 2020, Cathleen Marie Rivera, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(120)
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Sep 12, 2020
I absolutely love Dr Rivera. she is very compassionate and caring and answers all my questions and takes time with me. she is awesome!!
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Sep 9, 2020
Outstanding
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Aug 23, 2020
My experience was very good, and I especially appreciated that the provider explained that some symptoms I'd been having needed further looking into, due to longer term effects, and immediately put in the appropriate referrals.
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Aug 20, 2020
Dr. Rivera was very friendly and carefully listened to all my questions and concerns.
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Aug 19, 2020
Very good and most pleasant.
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Aug 13, 2020
Dr. Cathleen Rivera is an outstanding care provider. She is on time for appointment, reviews all labs with me, spends a generous amount of time with me, sets forthcoming appointments up, & has her nurses call me at home if I have questions or concerns. I am convinced she really cares about my wellness...I'm not just another number!I hope to have Dr. Rivera as my primary doctor forevermore!!!
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Aug 10, 2020
Very friendly caring provider, I am very happy to have her as my primary doctor.
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Aug 9, 2020
She is a very good and caring doctor.
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Aug 6, 2020
dr rivera is wonderful, I am totally satisfied with her and have recommended her to several friends.
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Aug 4, 2020
professional, articulate, and understood my questions.
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Jul 31, 2020
Doctor Rivera is the most thorough doctor I have seen in a long time.
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Jul 30, 2020
Dr. Rivera is an absolute dream! My mother, myself & my daughter totally love & respect her!!
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Jul 24, 2020
I drive a ways to see this physician because of the care and expertise I receive
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Jul 24, 2020
Dr Cathleen Rivera is one of the best doctor's that I've had. She is always thorough and very knowledgeable about recent blood tests and other scanning. Great follow-up!
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Jul 22, 2020
Dr. Rivera is thoughtful, communicates effectively and helps me understand lab/other test results and exam findings so I may make informed choices about me health and health care. also, I like you preventive health aspects of your EMR- I was going to ask to receive a vaccine which is due this year. the EMR provided a reminder to Dr. Rivera to offer the vaccine before I asked for it. (your MyChart app is also very good!)
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Jul 14, 2020
I am very happy with the care I get with my doctor, she is great. all the staff is too.
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Jul 14, 2020
she is understanding, explanes very well and takes her time to listen and ask if there any questions . 2 thumbs up.
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Jul 14, 2020
This was just an annual visit. Doctor Riviera is always very attentive and listens to my concerns. She had reviewed my chart and set up preventative care for the upcoming year. I really enjoy having Dr Riviera as my primary care physician.
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Jul 13, 2020
Dr. Rivera always takes great care of me.
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Jul 10, 2020
Very Professional
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Jul 9, 2020
Very professional
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Jul 9, 2020
Dr Rivera is always kind, caring and thorough!
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Jul 9, 2020
Dr. Rivera was prepared for our visit, had reviewed my chart and was engaging. This was the first visit with her and I was not disappointed. She was helpful and supportive. Thanks!
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Jul 8, 2020
I love Dr. Rivera she is amazing!!! She is always friendly, caring and takes time to make sure I am good and is great answering questions I have.
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Jul 7, 2020
Very knowledgeable, caring and polite individual. Answered any questions we had thoroughly. Would highly recommend and we are switching our son to her.
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Jul 2, 2020
love dr Rivera! she takes time to listen to my issues and works with me to find solutions. cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Jul 1, 2020
Dr. Rivera is always very caring and efficiently uses my office visits with her. She is kind and always answers all my questions as well as making helpful recommendations. I am grateful to have such a wonderful Primary Care Doctor.
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Jul 1, 2020
very kind and caring
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Jun 30, 2020
I am very pleased with my care provider. She answers all my questions, is caring, and is always pleasant. I could not ask for a better provider. Take care and be safe.
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Jun 30, 2020
very good
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Jun 27, 2020
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Jun 25, 2020
Pleasant and cooperative
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Jun 24, 2020
Great!
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Jun 19, 2020
1st time meeting Dr. Rivera. She seemed preoccupied with other things and was a matter of fact about my health history. I was looking for a primary care physician since mine left. Since my one and only meeting w/ Dr.Rivera I have requested to meet with another doctor instead.
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Jun 18, 2020
She is professional and polite
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Jun 18, 2020
Very thorough, recognized quickly I needed additional lab orders due to my history and my data driven personality! I very much appreciate that!!
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Jun 17, 2020
interested, specific feedback and positive specifics when objectively noted
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Jun 4, 2020
she was most efficient, courteous, and professional. Very easy to converse and caring. a good physician.
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Jun 3, 2020
Dr.Rivera is always knowledgeable, addresses my issues with care and genuine concern. So far the best primary care provider I had. Thank you.
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May 30, 2020
very intelligent,kind,and understanding.
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May 29, 2020
Dr. Rivera was kind and helpful, showed concern and answered my questions.
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May 25, 2020
Dr. Rievera, excellent doctor, friendly and down to earth.
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May 20, 2020
dr Rivera is extremely knowledgeable and remembers me and the details from my previous visits.
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May 16, 2020
She was very thorough and concerned about my issues.
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May 13, 2020
Always feel heard and cared for.
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May 8, 2020
Wonderful, caring Dr, and friendly staff
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May 8, 2020
i was extremely pleased with Dr. Rivera. She made me feel comfortable and at ease being a new patient. She was thorough in her questioning to learn about my medical history. She also took the time to listen to everything I said.
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May 7, 2020
Dr R always listens to my problems and shows concern. We discuss options and I feel like she keeps me informed about what I should do.
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