Dr. Maria Rivera-Penera, MD

Pediatric GastroenterologyFemaleAge 60

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. Maria Rivera-Penera, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialist in Paterson, NJ and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of The East/Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, University Of The East medical school in 1987. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Maria Rivera-Penera, MD

St Joseph's Regional Medical Center

11 Getty Ave Paterson, NJ 07503 ()
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Maria Rivera-Penera, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialist in Paterson, NJ and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Maria Rivera-Penera, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rivera-Penera frequently treats Constipation, Lactose Intolerance, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rivera-Penera treats.

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Dr. Rivera-Penera's office is located at 11 Getty Ave, Paterson, NJ 07503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Rivera-Penera speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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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 96% of her peers

Dr. Rivera-Penera treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Lactose Intolerance
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Penera treats Lactose Intolerance more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Rivera-Penera treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Penera treats Abdominal Pain more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Rivera-Penera treats this condition more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Rivera-Penera's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Nausea
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • pH Probe
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Locations

St Joseph's Regional Medical Center

St Joseph's Regional Medical Center11 Getty Ave Paterson, NJ 07503
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Compare with other Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialists

Compare Dr. Rivera-Penera with our nearby Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialists at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center.

Make an appointment at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center today at (201) 500-8905.

These providers are on the medical staff of Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center.