Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon, MD

Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
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Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Sch Med Natl U in 1980 and specializes in rheumatology.

3200 SW 60th Ct Ste 105

Miami, FL 33155

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Rivas-Chacon's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivas-Chacon treats Osteoporosis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Rivas-Chacon treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivas-Chacon treats Arthritis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Rivas-Chacon treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivas-Chacon treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Rivas-Chacon treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Rivas-Chacon's conditions and procedures:

Adhesive Capsulitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritis
Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
Autoimmune Diseases
Behçet's Disease
Bleeding Disorders
Bone Disorders
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dermatomyositis
Elbow Injuries
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Gout
Hand Conditions
Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Kawasaki Disease
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Low Back Pain
Lupus
Malaise and Fatigue
Muscle Weakness
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Polymyositis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pulmonary Disease
Purpura
Pyogenic Arthritis
Raynaud's Disease
Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shoulder Disorders
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Systemic Sclerosis
Systemic Vasculitis
Temporal Arteritis
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Rafael Rivas-Chacon, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Sch Med Natl U in 1980 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Rivas-Chacon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivas-Chacon

2.3

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
29.41176470588235%
(10)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
8.823529411764707%
(3)
1 Star
61.76470588235294%
(21)

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We drove 2.5 hours to see him, we do not have this specialty where we reside. Our appointment was scheduled for 10:15, we waited until 1:30to see this doctor. He spoke to us in Spanish, my daughter has limited Spanish skills. He ordered additional tests and waited 19 days to call us at 7pm and...Read More
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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read More
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