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Dr. Rowena Engracia Rivera, MD

Pediatric Neurology ·  Female · Age 54

Dr. Rivera

Penn State Health Pediatric Neurology

500 University Dr Hershey, PA 17033

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(800) 243-1455


Dr. Rowena Engracia Rivera, MD is a pediatric neurology specialist in Hershey, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from University Of Santo Tomas in 1989 and specializes in pediatric neurology and child & adolescent psychiatry.


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Dr. Rivera's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Epilepsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Epilepsy more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Familial, Infantile Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Infant Epilepsy With Migrant Focal Crisis
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera performs EEG (Electroencephalogram) more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Rivera performs this procedure more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Brain Disorders more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Rivera's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anxiety
  • Ataxia
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Dystonia
  • Eating Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Migraine
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivera

2.3

Based on 3 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Rowena Engracia Rivera, MD
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I was accompanied by my 12 year old sibling (with severe anxiety) and Dr. Rivera expressed fustration as she used a stress ball and asked her to leave to the waiting area. Dr. Rivera claimed it was a distraction. Unacceptable behavior from a PEDIATRIC nuerologist. I became uncomfortable so I stated that I would be switching nuerologists, and she said, "fine with me." I waited months to get a nuerology appointment just to deal with an unprofessional woman, and had to wait more after switching.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Rowena Engracia Rivera, MD is a pediatric neurology specialist in Hershey, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from University Of Santo Tomas in 1989 and specializes in pediatric neurology and child & adolescent psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Education

1989
University Of Santo Tomas
Medical School
1989

Awards