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Dr. Tania Rivera, MD

Rheumatology ·  Female · Age 44

Dr. Rivera

Dr. Tania Rivera, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Escondido, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Universidad De Concepcion, Chile in 2001 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(858) 336-2810

Dr. Rivera accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rivera's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Limb Pain more than 95% of her peers

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

Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 94% of her peers

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

Arthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Arthritis more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 89% of her 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

Dr. Rivera's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • 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
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

About Me

Care Philosophy

We devote our attention to preventing and treating painful conditions. We remain current on advances in rheumatologic diseases in order to deliver the most appropriate and compassionate care to our patients. We create a customized treatment plan just for you.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2009
New York University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Beth Israel Medical Center-Petrie Campus
Residency Hospital
2009
Beth Israel Medical Center-Petrie Campus
Internship Hospital
2001
Universidad De Concepcion, Chile
Medical School
2009
2009
2009
2001

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivera

3.9

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
70.96774193548387%
(22)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
25.806451612903224%
(8)

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Dr Rivera was great!! She was Friendly, Professional, and Knowledgeable...really everything you want in a doctor. She answered all of our questions and even took the extra time to go over several different options and treatment plans so we could decide which was best for me. I would defiantly recommend Dr Rivera for any and all of your pain needs. - Good experience! PS: She has had the same phone number for years, after reading another review I'm not sure it was meant for Dr Rivera 858-336-2810
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Dr. Rivera, has a great bed side matter, she very polite, and she explained her thought about my condition, in a understanding matter, which mean, even I could understand, I did not leave the office wondering what was my visit about, and that mean a lot to me, she prescribe a medicine, with coupons for discounts, which I am using as directed, so far no side effects, and I'm not expecting any, and I hope it does the job for me. Thank you! Dr. Rivera.
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She didn’t not care my health, she was always worried to give me biológics, when I told her that I didn’t want more medicine that I will take care my self with diet and nutural supplements, but I still need her to do my blood text to see my progress because I was feeling so good on my natural healing she was so angry and refused to see me and she said that I will get deforme pretty soon
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I've had an incredible experience being treated by Dr. Rivera. She is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable rheumatologist that I have ever met. My back pain is 80% relieved just 3 months after starting treatment, and I'm able to do many activities that I simply couldn't prior to treatment. The staff is also incredibly helpful and supportive.
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Horrible experience. She would not listen to all of my concerns even during the establishing care appointment. She schedules her appointments 15-30 minutes apart so she shoves you out of the room as fast as she can. She charges a fee for every document she completes and refuses to do it in office for you, even disability forms. It is hard to get an appointment, so if you run out of your medication refills even weeks before the scheduled appointment, she will not send in a new prescription.
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She is a committed physician to her patient. I recommend her without reservation. Staff is wonderful and always accessible.
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Dr Rivera was recommended by a friend. She is so professional, warm and honest, she took the time to really "see" me, explained her recommendations clearly and steered me away from procedures and products she felt were inappropriate for me at this time. Great staff, lovely offices. I highly recommend and will be a long-time client. She often calls me with lab results and I have never had to pay extra for her calls.
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Dr. RIvera is by far the best Doctor I have ever met. Shee is very thorough, she really took her time during my husbands first appointment. I feel very confident in her diagnosis and treatment plan ant I sincerely can't thank her enough. There isn't enough room to express how much we both truly liked her.
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Very excited about the treatment with Dr Rivera .Office was very Nice. Friendly, caring and professional . She takes time to listen. I would recommend her to my friends.
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This MD motivation is money. Doesn't care about patient. $50.00 to complete FMLA paperwork.Hospitalized and used 2 days she "allowed" so she refused to see me again. MONEY is her motivation. This is straight from the paperwork you sign if you want to see her "Phone calls: You will be charged for telephone conversations with the doctor that are longer than 2 minutes. It will be $50 (fifty dollars) to $250 (two hundred and fifty dollars) depending on the length of the conversation".REALLY.
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Dr. Rivera is a very patient and kind doctor. Highly recommend her to anyone.I am so glad to have found her. She is honest and genuinely cares about the patient!
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I find her to be a very good listener. The office is impeccable with well trained staff. Many years of pain gone after a few visits. I wish I would have tried it out sooner. Dr Rivera was highly recommended to me by endocrinologist.
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Dr Rivera is top of the line in caring, expertise, communicating and finding solutions to pain issues. She was recently on MTV! (last week I think) Great job Dr Rivera!
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She was very patient with my many questions. Dr Rivera was clear in her answers and had a caring and calming demeanor. All staff I encountered were courteous and professional. I felt much better after my first visit and she was able to go trough all the tests I had done in the past. I'm very happy.
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A fantastic doctor! I have a patient for about 2 years and every time I go I feel welcome. They are nice, friendly. Easy to schedule appointments. My pain is under control with the treatment I'm getting. Now I can exercise with no pain! I even ran a half marathon. Excellent doctor and staff
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Long wait times, last minute cancels twice. She had obviously not read the test results and history that were sent to her as she was completely oblivious about what I was talking about. listens with disinterest and arrogance, misdiagnosed- claimed my issue was carpal tunnel and neurologist test show 100% NOT carpal tunnel. Fired her as my doctor. Rudest doctor and staff ever!!
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Mean, rude, zero stars....she should not be a doctor. Uncaring...unprofessional. She might have a good picture but she has a bad personality. Waste of my time. She doesn listen..i left her office crying.
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