Dr. Denise Rivers, DO

Nephrology •  Female • Age 55
  
Dr. Rivers
Accepting new patients

Nephrology Associates

3734 W MARTIN MILL PIKE Knoxville, TN 37920

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(865) 573-3944

Dr. Denise Rivers, DO is a Nephrology Specialist in Knoxville, TN. She is affiliated with medical facilities Blount Memorial Hospital and University of Tennessee Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivers to book an appointment.


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Dr. Rivers accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Rivers' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivers treats Anemia more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Rivers treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Mineral Metabolism Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivers treats Mineral Metabolism Disorders more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Rivers treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Hepatitis B Virus Screening
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivers performs Hepatitis B Virus Screening more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Rivers performs this procedure more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Rivers' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Rib Fracture
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Rivers is in short, the best doctor I have ever had and I have had quite a few in the past 30 years. For 10 years as my nephrologist, she has shown herself to be extremely knowledgeable, proactive, honest and kind. Never dumbing down information, she explains in a way that is easy to understand. Many other doctors (maybe from being overworked) simply want the patient in and out in 5 minutes. She takes the time to thoroughly explain all angles of the problem and give honest answers.
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Luther Epperhart in Knoxville, TN – Aug 19, 2017
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There may be a wait time before you get into her office, but it is worth it as Dr. Rivers listens carefully to her patients and seems very good at what she does.
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Karl W. in Maryville, TN – May 26, 2016
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Dr. Rivers is extremely knowledgeable and has always taken care of my Mother's health care needs. We always leave her office with a sense of comfort that the situation is being taken care of. I appreciate her ability to explain things to us so we can understand. I believe she cares a lot about her patients and the time she spends with us proves that to me.
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Dr. Denise Rivers, DO is a Nephrology Specialist in Knoxville, TN. She is affiliated with medical facilities Blount Memorial Hospital and University of Tennessee Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivers to book an appointment.

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  • Nephrology

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Practice

Nephrology Associates3734 W MARTIN MILL PIKE Knoxville, TN 37920
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Blount Memorial Hospital

Maryville, TN

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)