Dr. Eugene Rivera, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Rivera
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South Florida ENT Associates

6705 Sw 57th Ave Ste 704 South Miami, FL 33143

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(305) 666-2722

Dr. Eugene Rivera, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in South Miami, FL and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, sleep medicine otolaryngology, and more.


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Dr. Rivera accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Florida
Employer Group Open Access HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Select HMO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Neighborhood Health Partnership
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (8/1/2016)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Sleep Disorders more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Sleep Apnea more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.

Typically treats 56% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Vertigo more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Outer Ear Infection more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Tinnitus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Tinnitus more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.

Typically treats 47% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Sinusitis more than 43% of their peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 43% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 29% of their peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 29% of their peers

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Dr. Rivera's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Earwax Buildup more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Vertigo more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Ear Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Ear Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Rivera's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Motion Sickness
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivera

4.1

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
(10)
4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
21.428571428571427%
(3)

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I just recommended Dr. Rivero to a friend. I had a good visit and my hearing was tested for hearing loss.
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Apr 19, 2019
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Dr. Rivera is very kind, friendly and knows his profession. I am glad I found him.
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FL – Jan 26, 2019
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Kind demeanor, , knowledgeable and efficient,Highly recommend.
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HUGO in MIAMI, FL – Dec 10, 2018
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niMade an urgent appointment and was attended to well.. Has a great bedside manner, funny personality but thorough and efficient. Highly recommend . very kind staff.
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ODALYS in PEMBROKE PINES, FL – Dec 10, 2018
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Treated me very well for many years. Great personality!
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Chuck in Pinecrest, FL – Aug 08, 2018
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Dr Rivera has a wonderful bedside manner. I love him. One of my favorite doctors!! I have seen him over the years for various problems ,now for a hearing aid. They don’t have a long wait time either.
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Sabra Brea in Miami, Florida – Jan 10, 2018
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He is very attentive, great professional, I was very worried about ear problem .. he was great to me! I strongly recommend Dr. Rivera
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Miami, FL – Jun 12, 2017
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I CALLED THE OFFICE REFERENCE AND URGENT CAUTERIZATION OF THE NOSE REF SEVERE BLEEDING. DR RIVERA ATTENDED ME IMMEDIATELY,AND SOLVED THE PROBLEM. AWESOME DOCTOR!
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Luis Fernandez in miami lakes – Apr 27, 2017
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This is the WORST I've ever been to. Visited the office for left ear wax removal, doctor Eugen Riviera treat you like a dollar sign but got the job done in 5 mins. Paid $85 for the service at check out and was told that's it. One month later got another bill of $130 after my insurance covered $65, so let me do the math, you are asking for a total of $215. How greedy, how shady, is there any regulation on bills?!...never going back.
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Jay in Miami, FL – Mar 26, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Board certified in Otolaryngology, Dr. Rivera began his medical career in 1978 after receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami in Miami, Fl. He then went on to pursue his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine ...

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education

1987
University Iowa
Residency Hospital
1987
University Of Miami
Undergraduate School
1983
Charity Hospital Tulane Div
Internship Hospital
1982
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Locations

South Florida ENT Associates

South Florida Ent Associates PA6705 Sw 57th Ave Ste 704 South Miami, FL 33143
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baptist Hospital Of Miami

Miami, FL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Doctors Hospital

Coral Gables, FL

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

Homestead Hospital

Homestead, FL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Miami, FL

South Miami Hospital

South Miami, FL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Miami, FL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)