Dr. Carl Bivens Jr, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 76
(18)
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Dr. Carl Bivens Jr, MD
Dr. Carl Bivens Jr, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Roanoke, VA. He is 76 years old and has been practicing for 50 years. Dr. Bivens Jr is affiliated with Carilion Clinic - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

1030 S Jefferson St Ste 200

Roanoke, VA 24016

Contact Information

(540) 344-3276

Dr. Carl Bivens Jr, MD

Dr. Carl Bivens Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Osteoporosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetes Type 2
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thyroid Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • U Va Mc Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Duke University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Duke University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bivens Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bivens Jr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bivens Jr to family and friends
2.7
based on 18 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Bivens Jr' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Roanoke, VA |
Not sure why the bad reviews for Dr. Bevins, I've been seeing him for several years and he's always been very courteous and takes plenty of time to answer questions. Maybe they didn't see Dr. Bivens?
in Roanoke, VA |
Dr. Bivens is such a wonderful endocrinologist. I have been seeing him for quite some time. He is caring and has a super bedside manor. Staff is wonderful, kind, and inviting. I have not had any type of bad service. Thank you Dr. Bivens for making me feel important!
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Bivens is not worth your time and money. He ran bloodwork on me for thyroid problems and instead of just calling me with the results (which they mailed to me), he made me go in just so he could tell me I can't do anything for you. $$$ He's got an awful bedside manner and just stares at you until you relent and look away. He is belittling and condescending and talked to the me like I was stupid. I'd never recommend him nor will I ever return to him.
in Roanoke, VA |
I had the exact same experience as J S in Blacksburg. Totally checked out! Sarcastic, didn't listen, flat answers. I got the exact same ambiguous checklist with no results, just interpretation of results and a written confirmation of my diagnosis. I already knew that. Waste of postage. I waited weeks before my referall to be processed, get to my appointment and it took forever to complete. He was late seeing me. For my second and last appointment he was an HOUR late. Never again!!
in Blacksburg, VA |
It was quite terrible. We waited a month for an appointment, finally got to the day of the appointment, and he has a terrible bedside manner. Flat and sarcastic in all of his answers to my questions. Totally checked out. Two weeks later received a checklist in the mail with a check mark next to blood sugar normal and thyroid levels high. Thanks for the insight, doc! They didn't even call me! Called the office exasperated, left two voicemails and they never called back. Worst doctor EVER.
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Dr. Bivens Jr accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Bivens Jr has admitting privileges

Carilion Clinic - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
1906 Bellevue Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24014
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