Dr. Rowena Engracia Rivera, MD

Pediatric Neurology •  Female • Age 56
Dr. Rivera

Penn State Health Pediatric Neurology

500 University Dr Hershey, PA 17033

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Dr. Rowena Engracia Rivera, MD is a Pediatric Neurology Specialist in Hershey, PA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rivera has more experience with Neurodevelopmental Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Santo Tomas medical school in 1989. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivera to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rivera

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rivera treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rivera treats other conditions, please contact the office at (800) 243-1455.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Dr. Rivera typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Developmental and Learning Disorders
ADHD and-or ADD
Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
Normal Frequency
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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
  • 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
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • 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

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Dr. Rivera accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr. Rowena Engracia Rivera, MD is a Pediatric Neurology Specialist in Hershey, PA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rivera...Read more


  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology


University of Santo Tomas
Medical School


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Penn State Health Pediatric Neurology

Penn State Health Pediatric Neurology500 University Dr Hershey, PA 17033