Dr. Rebecca Rivera, MD

Dr. Rebecca Rivera, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Female  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rebecca Rivera, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. She is 59 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Rivera is affiliated with Adventist Health Bakersfield and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.

Bakersfield Center Women's Health

2525 Eye St Ste 110

Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas


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Pregnancy-Related Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
very high
more than 86% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rivera "Our mission is to provide quality health care to all women in a warm and caring environment. We strive to treat all patients with compassion and respect."


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Essure® Procedure
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hydrothermal Endometrial Ablation
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Ablation
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Laparoscopy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sympathectomy
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • UCLA Westwood
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Kern Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Kern Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rivera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rivera to family and friends
based on 53 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Rivera's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Bakersfield, CA |
Extremely RUDE and did not address any of my concerns. Waited in the room, for over an hour before she finally decided to come in. Talked down to me like I was an idiot and refused to examine me even when I expressed that I was in pain. Backed into the wall like she was afraid to even touch me. Rude, mean, demeaning, and uncaring. Terrible bedside manner.
Bakersfield, CA |
Professional and kind, addressed all my concerns and answered all my questions. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Staff is very friendly and professional. Always answers all questions fully to our understanding. Dr. Rivera is very experienced and knowledgeable I feel that my baby and I are in great hands.
Bakersfield, CA |
Didn't even meet her until I was 4 days post op from an open surgery to remove my tube due to an ectopic pregnancy . She ripped my steri strips off, all while i had tears streaminf from th pain. She did not care tht.v. she wass hurtin me.shamed me for using a walker for balance, told me to put oil on my incision (surgeon told me not to do that) told my i must've had an std because according to her that's what causes ectopic pregnancies (not true and no I don't have an std!) She talked over me.
in bakersfield ca |
My wife just lost the baby over the weekend. The nurse practitioner at this office saved her life. The doctor never even bothered to come to hospital to visit, during a 3 day stay. At the followup today, SHE WAS RUDE and mean. Told my wife she must have an STD because that is what causes the issue that almost took her life. My wife and I have been monogamous our entire lives. Neither has been with anyone else PERIOD. Ripped the tape off a relatively fresh incision with no warning. STAY AWAY!!!!!
in Bakersfield, CA |
I've visited their San Dimas location a few times. Reception staff is very rude, they're always on their phones recording each other and taking pictures while these patients in the office. Very long wait. Once you're in the room she has no bedside manners. You can't even ask questions about your problem since she makes you feel so rushed.
in Bakersfield ca |
Dr. Rivera is the best! Dr. Lopez and her both compliment each other so well... They have both been my doctors for over ten years, very trustworthy and on point. Have been with me through 4 of my pregnancies. They are both passionate about what they do and committed! If you are looking for someone to take good care of you and that you can trust this is where you wanna be
in Bakersfield, CA |
I highly recommend Dr Rivera she is a good dr and is always answering my questions.
in Bakersfield, ca |
She is very rude. After 5 years all the sudden decided not to see me anymore with my 3rd pregnancy and sent me to sage brush saying I was high risk when I really wasn't. Pretty much told me to get out of her office and never come back. She has no bed side manners. I love the nurse practitioner. She was the only reason I kept going. I wouldn't recommend ever going there.
in bakersfield ca |
she is great! gets down to business highly professional very experienced she brought my beautiful son into the world!
in Bakersfield ca |
She is rude has no bed side manners would not recommend.
If I could no stars I would. The staff is horrible and rude. They don't care about their patience. So if I were you I'd save your time and don't schedule and appointment with this horrible office
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rivera accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Rivera has admitting privileges

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Adventist Health Bakersfield
2615 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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