Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon, MD

Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Sch Med Natl U in 1980 and specializes in rheumatology.

3200 SW 60th Ct Ste 105

Miami, FL 33155

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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more than 99% of peers
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more than 94% of peers
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more than 92% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

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

60  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Sch Med Natl U
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Mt Carmel Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Mt Carmel Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Northwestern U/Chldns Meml
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Miami Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rivas-Chacon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rivas-Chacon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rivas-Chacon to family and friends
32 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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Dr. Rivas-Chacon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

Medical not advisable. You always wait more than 2 and a half hours. Since I began to consult with him, my health deteriorated rapidly to the point that after a treatment that he indicated in a way that was not completely correct, he ended up several times in emergency and did not do absolutely...more
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Dr. Rivas-Chacon was very helpful and encouraging at my first appointment. I can't speak for the other reviewers but I found him to be extremely pleasant and thorough. I have been to very mediocre doctors who do not have a wait- I would much rather wait a little longer for a great doctor. He...more
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I cannot speak for the other people who have posted here. However, Dr. Chacon has been our (mine and my daughters) doctor for over 15 yrs. He is always attentive and he is extremely knowledgeable. He always returns our calls and takes his time during our visit. I don't mind the wait because he...more
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I wasn’t happy. My appointment was at 9am and I didn’t see the doctor until 11:45. As soon as he walked in he began to speak to me in Spanish and I asked to please speak in English, as I had stated on the paperwork given at registration, and he proceeded to lecture me on how I need to teach my...more
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Never ever entrust your family or friends care to this loser! He is disrespectful, rude, unfriendly and inept in his profession. I almost lost my legs thanks to the recommendations of this fool. Thankfully I stopped going to his office and went to a nicer doctor. Now I am pain free, and healthy and...more
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