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Vanessa Munoz Rivera, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology
Accepts New Patients
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About
Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenNewborns (0-28 days), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
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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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 - Access PPO
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FirstCare - Advantage Dual SNP
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FirstCare - CHIP
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FirstCare - CHIP Perinate
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FirstCare - Select HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus PPO
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FirstCare - STAR
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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 - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred 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+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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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
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Internship: Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine (2013)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, David Geffen School of Medicine (2012)
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Rheumatology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (2019)
Certifications
  • Pediatrics-General - American Board of Pediatrics
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, Vanessa Munoz Rivera, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(20)
Overall: 4.9*
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May 10, 2020
I always feel this provider cares for my daughter aS if she were her own. I never feel rushed and I feel all my questions and concerns are addressed.
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Mar 27, 2020
Dr. Rivera and staff are absolutely amazing. Thank you for all you have done and do for my daughter.
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Mar 4, 2020
The entire staff was great! Very friendly and professional. Dr. Rivera took a genuine interest in my son's health and quickly took action by ordering tests in an attempt to figure out what has been causing my son's leg pain. She also takes time to explain her reasoning. Excellent bedside manner and concern for our comfort and comprehension. We think she's great!
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Feb 14, 2020
we had the most incredible experience and we're so impressed by everyone. came for a 2nd opinion and immediately knew we would be transferring care. thank you!!!!
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Jan 31, 2020
Dr. Rivera Munoz continues to provide excellent care for our son. He is a completely new and happy boy since finding the appropriate dose of medication to stabilize his condition. She shows true empathy and concern for her patients and their families. A gift to Baylor Scott and White. Please keep her!!
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Jan 7, 2020
She is an outstanding physician and BSW is so fortunate to have someone with her expertise.
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