Dr. Marcelo Rivera, MD

Dr. Marcelo Rivera, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Marcelo Rivera, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Poway, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1976 and specializes in internal medicine.

15644 Pomerado Rd Ste 300

Poway, CA 92064

Contact Information

(858) 613-8743

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Dr. Rivera's Experience

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


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated


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  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Rush Presby St Lukes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Rush Presby St Lukes Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rivera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rivera to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Rivera's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in 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.
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in 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"....more
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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...more
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in 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...more
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in Valley Center
This is one most caring doctors you could ever find. Plus, he is an excellent diagnostician.
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