Dr. Tania Rivera, MD

Dr. Tania Rivera, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Tania Rivera, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Escondido, CA and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from Universidad De Concepcion, Chile in 2001 and specializes in rheumatology.

215 S Hickory St Ste 114

Escondido, CA 92025

Contact Information

(858) 336-2810

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 85% of peers
Raynaud's Disease
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rivera "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."

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

55  Conditions Treated

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5  Procedures

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bursa Injection
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection

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.


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

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
28 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

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....more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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