Dr. Ricardo Rivera-Morales, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Rivera-Morales
Accepting new patients

Pulmonary Internal Medicine

840 Executive Ln Ste 110 Rockledge, FL 32955

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(321) 639-3130

Dr. Ricardo Rivera-Morales, MD is a Pulmonologist in Rockledge, FL and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rivera-Morales has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities Parrish Medical Center and Rockledge Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivera-Morales to book an appointment.


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Dr. Rivera-Morales accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 93% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats Asthma more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats Emphysema more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 100% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats Emphysema more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Bronchiectasis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats Bronchiectasis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats Sinusitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats Asthma more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats Shortness of Breath more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Rivera-Morales treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Rivera-Morales' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

Dr. Rivera-Morales' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivera-Morales

4.6

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (12)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (12)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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Excellent physician! Explains all issues plain and succinctly, has great "bed side manner", and is extremely pleasant. The staff he has is great as well. Been seeing him for quite a few years now and have never been disappointed. The office is very accomodating when making appointments and when dealing with prescriptions. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Rivera-Morales.
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RC – Dec 12, 2019
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I met Dr Morales when I was in ICU and he was able to find out why I was so sick, while 2 other lung drs missed it. He is great, explains everything, & has great bedside manners. His staff is very professional and friendly.
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Rodriguez – Jul 24, 2019
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The best! So caring, and always takes his time to explain and answer questions.
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Sharon Keefe in Rockledge , FL – Jul 12, 2017
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My parents have been with Dr. Rivera for years. Thursday, 5 days ago. My dad called who's 78yrs old. Still is waiting for a returned phone call for my mother who is really sick. I took her to the ER on Friday, meds aren't working so I called this morning at 9am. Still no returned phone call. The staff was extremely rude. Frankly I will be looking for a new doctor for them. We're currently in the waiting room at the ER.
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Biography

Dr. Ricardo Rivera-Morales, MD is a Pulmonologist in Rockledge, FL and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rivera-Morales has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Dise...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

1991
San Juan Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1989
U Hosp
Residency Hospital
1986
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Pulmonary Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Internal Medicine840 Executive Ln Ste 110 Rockledge, FL 32955
1

Perez & Rivera Mds

Perez & Rivera Mds800 Century Medical Dr Ste A Titusville, FL 32796
2

Affiliated Hospitals

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Parrish Medical Center

Titusville, FL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Rockledge Regional Medical Center

Rockledge, FL

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)