Dr. Maria Rivera, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseFemaleAge 62

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Maria Rivera, MD is a Pulmonologist in Chapel Hill, NC and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook in 1985. She is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital.

Dr. Maria Rivera, MD

UNC Hospitals Gynecologic Oncology Clinic (Chapel Hill)

101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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(984) 974-0000

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Dr. Rivera is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital Chapel Hill, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rivera's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Wheezing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Wheezing more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Shortness of Breath
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Shortness of Breath more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Asthma
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Asthma more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Rivera's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer Screening
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Diffusion Capacity Test
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respirator Fit Evaluations
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Rivera accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivera

4.3

Based on 6 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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My mother has a condition that needed an immediate attention (lung cancer), when I called the office in June 20, 2016, they provide me a schedule appointment in August 10, 2016 (approximately 2 months away). I did not know what to do so I sent an email to Dr. Shannon Carson. He is amazing, so caring and helpful, a genuine good doctor. Dr. Carson helped us to obtain an earlier appointment with Dr. Rivera. She is exceptional, competence and first class doctor. She listened to our concern, took he
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dai Tworek in Raleigh, NC – Jul 15, 2016
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Dr. Patricia Rivera has treated me since 2003 and has provided not only the very best medical care but personal care too. She honestly is the reason I am still alive today. I am grateful for her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Thomas Burns in Sanford, NC – Mar 20, 2016
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Dr. Rivera was compassionate and perceptive. She interviewed and examined me without reading all the prior reports so that her opinions and conclusions would not be unduly influenced by them. She questioned the radiologic findings, commenting that the reporting expressed some doubts. She chose to review them with the radiologist before reaching her decisions. She returned and suggested a treatment protocol that gave us new hope. Her expertise saved me from more surgery, chemo and radiation,
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jayne Pennington in South Chesterfield, VA – Dec 24, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Maria Rivera, MD is a Pulmonologist in Chapel Hill, NC and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from State University...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Memorial sloan Kettering Cancer Center/North Shore, Pulmonary and Critical Care, NY, USA
Fellowship Hospital
1986
North Shore University Hospital, Internal Medicine, NY, USA
Internship Hospital
1985
State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Dr. Rivera frequently treats Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, and Asthma. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rivera treats.

Where is Dr. Maria Rivera, MD's office located?

Dr. Rivera's office is located at 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Maria Rivera, MD speak?

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

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Locations

UNC Hospitals Gynecologic Oncology Clinic (Chapel Hill)

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Affiliated Hospitals

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University of North Carolina Hospital

Chapel Hill, NC

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)