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Dr. Alina Rivera, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

***Annual Physical Exams scheduled prior to 2PM are eligible to complete same-day blood work. Any Annual Physical Exams scheduled after 2PM, the lab appointment will be scheduled on a different day most convenient for your schedule.*** Board Certified Physician Specialized in Internal Medicine . Received my medical degree from The Superior Institute of Medical Science of Havana, Cuba ,awarded with Golden Diploma as student of exceptional performance. Medical background include post graduated research projects, Specialization in multidisciplinary fields: Family Medicine, Ophthalmology and Internal Medicine. Relocated from Cuba to US I completed and graduated with honors from an Internal Medicine, at NYU school of medicine affiliated program,NY where I enjoyed to be trained in a Novel Comprehensive Primary Care Model focused on Prevention & wellness, as well as management of Acute /Critical and Chronic Medical Conditions. Back to South Florida on the summer of 2015 and Joined to EH team has been an excellent opportunity for me to practice Medicine in a Unique and passionate manner . Languages : Spanish ,English Dr. Rivera is a part of Elite Health. Patients see her for a variety of reasons, including annual physicals, ear infections, high blood pressure and hypertension, sleep problems, and urinary tract infections. Because Dr. Rivera is bilingual in English and Spanish, patients from a variety of backgrounds enjoy having her as their physician. Dr. Rivera is dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle. She gives each patient her focused attention, and she prides herself on delivering the best treatment available.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • CarePlus Health Plans (Florida Medicare)
  • Cigna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de la Habana, Doctor of Medicine
  • New York University, Woodhull Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1962809368

Office locations

Elite Health

1380 S Hiatus Road

Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

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She was very good
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The facilities were new, clean and modern. The staff was extremely kind and polite. You could tell they were a good team by the way they interacted with each other. I've been going from doctor to doctor trying to find theright team that cares and I think I may have found it! Dr. Rivera was very thorough with her questions and it did not feel like she was rushing me at all. She was kind, patient, polite and suggested tests to help figure out what was going on with me. I look forward to my next appointment with her. I felt very grateful and happy after my visit, so hopefully that speaks for itself.
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Excelent!She is very professional , kind and makes you feel confident.
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She is awesome. I'm excited about going back
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She is an Excellent Dr.!!
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Don't bother to fill out the Check-In form online. Elite Health does not accept ZocDoc forms and makes you fill out the exact same form again when you get there. Instead of a time saver, it becomes a time sink. They need to streamline this process.
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They have a brand new office, really nice located, super clean, they treat you like family, super friendly employees and about Dr Rivera she is wonderful, take her time with the patient, don't rush you, really get to know you and help you out with your needs, highly recommended!!!
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Dr. Rivera is with Elite Health, which is a Wellness Center (which I did not know at the time I scheduled my new patient appointment). New to the area, and while I did like Dr. Rivera, I did not like herpush of a multitude of tests. I can only imagine how high my co-pay would be for all these tests. Dr. Rivera stated that there is a Cardiologist on site, and of course, I was scheduled for many heart tests. I am on 2 meds., with a couple additional meds. as needed, and consider myself to be pretty healthy. This is not your typical Doctor's office in any sense, the front desk area is more of a business office atmosphere. The assistant who took me back, along with 2 other patients at the same time, then proceeded to weigh each of us in front of each other, and read our weights out loud, even though there was a digital read out. Where's the HIPPA Privacy with this? After my appt., with Dr. Rivera, I was then taken to a waiting area, to wait for the next available scheduler. While I did schedule all of the tests, the whole time, my gut was telling me to "run, and don't come back". (I later cancelled all of the tests, and did not return for the follow-up appt.). While a "Wellness Center" may be what you are looking for, this office was not for me. My impression of this office is that of a chaotic mini hospital, and not that of my previous Doctor's office of 16 years in Virginia. I will be looking elsewhere for another Doctor.
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Very thorough, engaging Dr. Staff was very friendly
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It was great! Staff Israel súper attentive and courteous. Dr Alina is very nice and professional. Highly recommend this health center to anyone!
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She is wonderful. Very professional and thorough with her exams and reviewing the results with you. The new office is great.
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Very professional. nice, clean facility. 5 star
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La Dr Alina Rivera muy agradable, atenta y profesional!!! me senti muy a gusto con su atencion sin dudas un orgullo ser atendida por una doctora de mi Linda Cuba!!! Sin dudas muy profesional y se La recomiendo a todos!!!!
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Dr. Rivera was wonderful. Very thorough, I didn't feel rushed, and she addressed all of my concerns. Staff was very friendly. Office was nice and had coffee in the waiting room. Overall, really great experience!
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This is my first time visiting Dr. Rivera, even though it was my first time, I really felt comfortable talking with her, she was very patient with me and hear my complaints, I highly recommend her.
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Es lo que esraba buscando una clunica familiar desde la doctora hasta todo el staff son fabulososl
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Seemed caring and wanting to figure out what was wrong with me.
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I'm new patient. Impressed by staff, and especially by Dr. Alina Rivera. Professionalism and carrying key ingredients in health field. Highly recommend.
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I will recommend this physician. She is very pleasant and has seems to be a very caring physician
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Great ! Minus the wait
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Great I would definitely recommend this place Nice and friendly
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The office is amazing, everyone was exceptional. I was glad to fine Dr. Rivera here on ZocDoc
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Amazing staff, amazing service, very attentive to patients. Only thing I would change is making the wait time shorter for both entrance and exit.
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I fill the best attention very polite persons and a human service thanks
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