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Dr. Ernesto Rivera, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Rivera

Amarillo Heart Group

1901 Port Ln Amarillo, TX 79106

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Dr. Ernesto Rivera, MD is a cardiology specialist in Amarillo, TX. He graduated from University Of El Salvadorel Salvado and specializes in cardiology.


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(806) 358-4596

Dr. Rivera accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Rivera's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chest Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Chest Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Rivera's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ernesto Rivera, MD is a cardiology specialist in Amarillo, TX. He graduated from University Of El Salvadorel Salvado and specializes in cardiology.

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Education

University Of El Salvadorel Salvado
Medical School

Languages

  • French
  • English

Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivera

3.2

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I went in with concerns about irregular heart beat and Dr Rivera blew me off and blamed it on my weight without any further testing. Went to another cardiology group for second opinion and found out I was having A-fib. Lucky I didn't have further complications or die! I would never recommend him to anyone.
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Went with my father. Very rude nursing staff, and Dr Rivera himself. Hannah RN was not friendly, would often smirk when my father asked questions. Rivera has poor bedside manner when asking questions. As a medical professional with an advanced degree, I know you do not treat patients in this manner. Amarillo doctors have a holier than thou attitude. This would not work within my medical company. The doctors I work with explain very well, & could not believe Rivera’s treatment contradictions.
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The staff was RUDE and lied to my face 3 separate times. Would not do an x-ray until my next visit to try to get another co-pay out of me. I spoke to my insurance and they told me that is fraudulent. I was lied to by 2 separate clerical staff AND the doctor himself about test result consultation. The doctor was in and out in less than 7 minutes, but I was in his building for 4 hours. Called to speak to the office manager Laquetta who was incredibly RUDE and would not let me finish a sentence.
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Treats me like a person and not a patient. Explains issues in layman's terms. Excellent surgeon.
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Dr. Rivera is very helpful in every aspect, he listens to you and doesn't get in a hurry in order to go to the next patient in line. He is down to earth and explains things where I can understand exactly what he is talking about. I feel like I have a good friendship with him because he actually cares about all his patients and it shows.
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