Dr. Marcelo Rivera, MD


Internal Medicine | Male

MARCELO R RIVERA MD 15644 Pomerado Rd Ste 300 Poway, CA 92064 Get Directions
Dr. Marcelo Rivera, MD
Dr. Marcelo Rivera, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Poway, CA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Rivera is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido.

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Dr. Rivera's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Poway, CA |
Dr. Rivera dismisses my concerns in regards to medications. He seems nice until you actually try to talk to him and realize that he is not really listening to a thing you say. He just looks at the chart to see what the nurse has written down and goes no further.
San Diego, CA |
This was my absolute worst health care experience I have ever had! I had to wait months for an appointment, and when I finally got to my introductory appointment, I was never introduced to my doctor. The nurse took my measurement three times and needed me to explain to her why 5.8 feet is not 5'8". The entire time I was there, they were rushing me along, not asking if I had any questions until I told them that I was not done, and I had questions.
in San Diego, CA |
I have come to see Dr. Marcelo for three years because his treatment is very right to my illness; he is very experienced and smart, and would like to listen to patient's situation and update his treatment plan if things got changed; plus his medical knowledge is very wide. I also introduced my wife under his treatment later.
San Diego, CA |
Very unprofessional clinic. My review is not on the doctor per se but on his clinic. I made an appointment over one month ago for my son so he could get a referral for a surgery. I called twice in the meantime to see if by any chance they would have an opening from someone who might have cancelled. Unfortunately they didn't so I had no other option by to anxiously wait for the appointment. Well...the appointment was supposed to be tomorrow and I got a call from their clinic saying that they hav
in Valley Center |
This is one most caring doctors you could ever find. Plus, he is an excellent diagnostician.
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Dr. Rivera's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine

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  • Medical School
    Rush Medical College Of Rush University

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush Presby St Lukes Hospital

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Rush Presby St Lukes Hospital

    Completed in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Internal Medicine

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