Dr. Maria Rivera-Penera, MD

Dr. Maria Rivera-Penera, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Maria Rivera-Penera, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Paterson, NJ and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from University Of The East/Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, University Of The East in 1987 and specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and gastroenterology.

11 Getty Ave

Paterson, NJ 07503

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
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Dr. Rivera-Penera's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Penera treats Constipation more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Rivera-Penera treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Lactose Intolerance
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Penera treats Lactose Intolerance more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Rivera-Penera treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Abdominal Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Penera treats Abdominal Pain more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Rivera-Penera treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Rivera-Penera's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Maria Rivera-Penera, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Paterson, NJ and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from University Of The East/Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, University Of The East in 1987 and specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Education

1987
University Of The East/Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, University Of The East
Medical School
1987

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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I had really a bad experience with her staff. The two ladies on the front desk are rude. They don't care about the patients. The assist from Perú don't know nothing she gave me wrong container for poop test and when I told her she gave me total 4 and I noticed she ignore everything there. Her actitud was rushed and rude. Poor staff.
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She should lose her license. My son had a positive blood test to Chrons and was severly anemic but she said nothing is wrong with him, come back in 6 months because of poorly done colonoscopy. A year and a half later we learned 23 kids had unreadable colonoscopies. An intern contacted us she never bothered. He now has a severly damaged small intestine because she also failed to diagnose his celiac. My child is only 4. She was in a rush and leaving for a month long vacation the following day.
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Aetna HMO
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO