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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Rivera graduated from the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine and trained at the University of South Florida Department of Ears, Nose and Throat program. He is board certified and his interests lie in pediatric ENT, thyroid surgery, allergy, sinus surgery and facial cosmetic surgeries. Dr. Rivera is fluent in Spanish and English.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Rivera was very professional, and listened carefully to what my concern was. Very pleasant experience.
Very pleasant. Gave information and explained everything. Asked several times if I had any questions. Was a pleasant experience.
He has been my ENT physician for at least 6 years. He has always been professional, always engaged, and has great bedside manner.
His diagnosis was appreciated. Time will tell its accuracy.
Dr Rivera is always great! I wish I had found him years ago.
This is one of the best doctors I have ever had. His examination was more extensive than any ENT I have ever gone to. Thank God! He found stage 1 cancer in a very remote area of my throat. He saved my life. Thorough, Knowledgeable, personable, they don't get better than doctor Rivera!
The receptionist can be more friendly and accommodating. I heard several people enter and said no one was picking up the phone and they had non chalant attitude. I had to ask her about my paper works and it took the reception a little longer then needed to make copy of my id's. I had to ask twice was she done. But my appointment with the audiologist and Dr. Rivera was nice.
Dr. Rivera was professional, knowledgeable, caring,share the reasing why how and what to do to become healthier for my condition. I was very comfortable and felt he took time and care with me.
I thought he was very thorough, I will use him again.
excellent.make right Dignosis of the problam
Excellent service, very timely and Dr. Rivera was outstanding. I have been an employee in the Healthcare environment over 33 years. This doctor is one of the best I have encountered. I would highly recommend. Very personable and listens to patients before deciding on the treatment plan.
Dr Rivera is great, he does not rush, he listens and is their for his patients. He takes his time to see what is wrong and what needs to be done.
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Very professional and punctual. Found my old record from 10 years ago. Treatment plan arranged quickly.
Wish all doctors treated their patients with the same care and compassion as Dr. Rivera. His office staff is exceptional also.
Top notch, his diagnosis was correct which prepared us for the treatment, which has a high success rate. He comes highly recommended by his peers as the number #1 in Tampa and FL. He goes way above and beyond your expectations for a doctor. The same goes for his staff.
The wait time was much too long. Came into the office at 10:15 for a 10:30 appt. was called in about 20 min. Left at 11:45. Met with Dr. for about total 20 min.
Dr. Rivera is very professional and one of the best doctors i know.
Very professional and efficient
Great Doctor! Has taken care of me and my mother.
Seen almost right away, HIs assistant Lucy took some information, did the blood pressure reading. She's always friendly and professional. Dr. Rivera asked me questions about how I was and he was happy with my progress. I don't have to see him for 3 months.
Fantastic! Already filled out a card at the office.
I love Dr. Rivera. He has a great bed side manner and is very professional. I would recommend highly. He's my ENT doctor forever.
I was a new patient so wait time very appropriate. I was scarred from my fall and he was very kind, gentle, informative. He made me feel very comfortable. I would DEFINITELY recommend him
Very pleasant and courteous.
Love it is a great Dr. And great people .......no complain at alll
It was my first time. Him as a doctor not problem, he's a good professional. But the waiting time it's tremendous ridiculous. I was feeling I was like in Jail, with the door close in the very cool room for 45minutes, no courtesy to the patient letting me know the reason why I had to wait so long. I’ll rather to be watching TV in the waiting room. I do understand that there is some times a problem while you seeing another patients but be a kind of polite let us know why we waiting too long. . Don't just abandon a patient inside the room. Thank you.
He was fantastic. Explained everything to me in detail so I could understand what I can and can not do. Great Doctor, will see again.
Very professional and he has a lot of experience.
As always the visit was extremely professional and friendly for Dr. Rivera as well as all of the office staff. As has been during the past 3 years I can honestly say I have never experienced any issues with Tampabay ENT or any of its staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks for making my care special to everyone in your office. Kudos to all!!!
I can only say good things about Dr. Rivera as a person and my ENT class A / and as a medical collegue very professional.
I have made several visits and at least 2 of them I had to wait over an hour. The procedure utilized for removing the wax from my ears was not nearly as effective as my prior doctor who retired.
I waited 20 minutes in the waiting room to be called to the exam room. I find this to be usual. I waited forty five minutes to see the Doctor before I opened the door of the room and spotted Dr Rivera going into another room. Informed him of the wait. He stated he would check on the delay. After I waited another 40 minutes, I decided to leave. On my way out I saw Dr Rivera and three associates standing in a hallway. Told the Dr that I was leaving. He had no knowledge of me having an appointment with him regarding one of his specialties. He had no other patients and offered to see me. I agreed.
Probably the best doctor experience I have ever had. This extends to not only the doctor, but also to his staff. Very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. If you ever need an ENT doctor, choose Dr. RIVERA.
Dr. Rivera was very kind. He explained everything to me and discussed my options. He was friendly and kind. His nurse called me immediately after my appointment to discuss our follow-up plan.
More time neede for explanation. Wait time in office terrible. He seemed very knowledgeable but did not give alternatives to his surgery recommendation.
The office was great. Every body very professional. Was treated very well. Got diagnosed and treatment in well mannered wsy. God bless. Awesome visit. Thanks
I came from an ENT doctor who broke sterile field way too many times. Dr. Rivera was my second opinion. I will be going back especially after finding out he teaches/volunteers at USF - BONUS!! Lets just say, if a doctor is able to teach and volunteer at a College, he's credible in all areas of questions that may concern expertise and practice.
I was very satisfied and content with all that the doctor had to say.
Dr. Rivera was extremely informative concerning my Thyroid. He took his time with me answering all my questions and reassured me. I previously saw another doctor who he said was excellent and did not want to take away from him. Dr. Rivera is kind, humble, experienced, very knowledgeable and professional. I appreciate his expertise and kindness he showed me. His office was full of patience and I was still taken back to see him under 20 minutes, then seen within 5 minutes. My visit with him was worth my time and long drive. I appreciated the email and text reminders for my appointment also. Thank you Zocdoc!
Other than the wait, it was a pleasure to see Dr. Rivera today, to discuss the update on my sinus issues and plan the next steps.
I was in agony and went to the first ENT that had an available appointment. Dr. Rivera was obviously knowledgeable, but his bed side manner is awful. He is less than compassionate and does not take time to make you feel comfortable.
Visited Dr. Rivera for the first time at St. Joseph's North on VanDyke (Suite 200. You're welcome!) The wait staff was helpful, paperwork was easy, the majority of it I was able to fill out online prior to my visit. I was in and out in roughly 30 minutes. Explained the fact that I thought my ears were clogged. He told me I had some fluid in my ears, recommended a decongestant, told me to revisit in 3 weeks, got me set up with an audiologist. Dr. Rivera and the St. Joseph's staff were friendly, easy, and professional. Absolutely recommended!
The doctor seemed knowledgable and had a good bedside manner.
Dr.Rivera is a remarkable Doctor who takes the time to listen and is very considerate of the patients concerns. Dr.Rivera shows the concern and compassion for what's in the patients best interest.
I am grateful for Dr Rivera finally finding out what was wrong with me. He is a great ENT! Now i just need to have the procedure to correct problem. I did have to wait almost an hour in the waiting room to see him, but thats okay, he is worth the wait. The down side is that there were so many sick people coughing and sneezing in the waiting room, i feel like i may have picked up whatever they have. I woke up this morning and it felt like there was an ice pick in my ear. Fortunately, the pain has gone away, but still feeling sick.
Nothing to elaborate about Dr. Rivera...HE IS SIMPLY "THE BEST IN THE BAY AREA". I love his professionalism and knowledge. Simple, straight to the fact. The best doctor. I love him and I am very very grateful.
Dr. Rivera is one of the best doctors I've seen. He does great work, is extremely knowledgeable & has the best bed side manners. He's a class act & anyone treated by him is in excellent hands!
We are working on a mystery since December 1st - that is, what is it that is plaguing me. He keeps trying different treatments, and I'm hoping that this one is going to be the one that makes a difference.
They are a pleasant and welcoming staff.
Dr Rivera is very good otolaryngologist. He was straight to the point also he made an excelent prescription with a good medical treatment
He is, very thoughtful and considerate with me..
So nice and friendly and so easy to discuss all my ENT problems and received very professional medical advises.
He was straight to the point and didn't waste time figuring out the best plan for me. I've been dealing with the same issue for years, and after a few questions he suggested a swift and effective solution. I'm more than thrilled. Would recommend him to anyone! Can't say enough good things, and look forward to working with Dr. Rivera soon.
I think he is very kind and very knowledgable about his field. He explained everything very well, and I feel secure allowing him to perform my surgery.
Great doctor. Very personable.
This was my second time seeing Dr. Miguel Rivera, and I highly recommend him. He listens to you, addresses your problems with professionalism and makes you feel very comfortable. The first time I saw Dr. Rivera, I had lost my sense of smell from a bad cold. I was hysterical and scared it was permanent! He dignified my concerns, assured me that it wasn't permanent and treated me with respect. Just as he had said, my sense of smell did return! The medication he prescribed for me worked well! That visit was three years ago, and today he addressed me like he had just seen me. He remembered I was a teacher and was very interested in my concerns. I hope I do not need an ENT any time soon, but if I do, I would not go anywhere else but to Tampa Bay E.N.T. and see Dr. Miguel Rivera!!
One of the most caring, concerned professional MD's I have ever been to
My first time seeing. Very professional and through. Made sure to answer all my questions
I found Dr. Rivera to be very caring and very interested in the reasons for my visit...
Dr. Rivera explains everything you need to know to the patient. he listens well.His bed side manners are excellent.
Excellent professionalism. Would recommend to any one.
My problem was resolved immediately. I am very satisfied with the overall visit.
Very professional, punctual and informative. Great staff helped make it a pleasant experience.
Dr. Rivera is a very thorough, knowledgeable and caring physician. He took time to answer my questions and he recommended several treatment options. I definitely recommend him.
Wonderful! Put my worries to rest and treated my son with dignity & humor. Would definitely recommend him to friends
Dr. Rivers is a fantastic and caring doctor! He helped my little one get her surgery quickly, after months of fighting with insurance and doctors to try to help her. He saved her happiness and my sanity. Take it from the mother of an 18 month old, he is exactly who you want to trust your care to!
We were very pleased with the service Doctor Rivera did, he was very professional, we wish every Doctor was as friendly as he is.
Always professional and pleasant!
Excellent doctor, would not go to any other ENT doctor. He is very caring and thorough.
Very professional, I'm glad to know still Dr's who care about their patients. Muy profesional, muy agradesida al saver q exiten Doctores q se interezada por sus pacientes.
Very good bedside manner. Explains everything and takes his time making sure all your questions are answered. Awesome doc!
Great bedside manner kind and gentle and understanding as well as professional
Since day one almost a year ago I have been extremely pleased, not only with Dr Rivera, but the entire staff at Tampa Bay ENT. I have no reservations when it comes to recommending him or their business to others.
Dr. Rivera is always pleasant and professional. I feel cared for with him.
It turn out to be from home town of Barranquitas P.R. knew his family. Seems to be very knowledgeable in his field. Would recommend him to any one.
The hour and forty minute wait was unpleasant and will be cause us to seek a different specialist in this field the future
Dr.Rivera was awesome! He listened intently and had great bedside manners! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an ENT.
I am glad I was referred to him and chose to use him as my ENT. Best decision I ever made. Thank you
I have a lot of respect for his knowledge and skills. He kept me informed during the whole procedure with good side manner.
If you need an ENT doctor he is the one to see!
Dr. Rivera is thorough and caring. Addresses my concerns and explains his treatment plan in a professional manner.
My experience with Dr. Rivera was very good even though he informed me that I need a procedure at the hospital. His manner was really good and he was very forthright with what my problem was and what I could expect.
The doctor was awesome , the staff were super friendly , did not care much for the wait
Excellent doctor , good experience, so greatfull
Very friendly. Puts you at ease and explains everything that's going on.
Office was busy but the front office staff was great. Dr. Rivera was friendly, professional and very thorough. I would definitely recommend him!
It was a good experieces and I truly recommend him. He is so professional. One of his nurses that her name is Melissa is the best ,polite and professionalism never met.
Dr. Rivera is one of the best doctors I've been to. He's very professional, yet personal. I highly recommend him & his office. His staff is awesome too!
Dr. Rivera is cheerful and personable and I would like to have him as my primary. The office is clean, the staff are helpful and courteous.
Dr. Rivera made me feel comfortable and confident that I had made the right choice of ENT
Great Dr. but couldnt help me too much with what i have.
He was indifferent and dismissive of my ear pain. He didn't care.
As before, professional, compassionate, friendly, knowledgeable. Took time to listen and explain. Five Stars!
Office was the best run medical office I have seen in a decade! Staff was friendly, yet very professional. Dr. Rivera was warm, sympathetic, and highly competent. He did not seem rushed, even though my appointment was late in the day and he explained anything he recommended in plain English without talking down to me. Five stars!!!!!
It's never easy meeting a new doctor and he was recommended by a friend/co worker. I was pleasantly surprised with the experience. Dr. Rivera was very personable and took time with me and asked me more than once if I had any questions. The desk staff was very friendly.
es muy triste cuando un paciente va a ver a un especialista y este no te pone la atención requerida, el sr doctor, estaba ocupado leyendo y escribiendo ootras cosas y después me volvia a preguntar lo q yo estaba terminando de decir. se me hace una falta de respeto hacia el paciente.
Professional; friendly staff.
Although I had to wait quite a while before being seen, overall I was very pleased with my visit. The wait may have been because I was a new patient. Dr. Rivera was very professional and competent as well as friendly and kind. He made me feel comfortable and confident in the care I received.
Saw me for all of 3 minutes, felt rushed out of office.
Dr. Rivera and supporting office staff were very helpful and professional. I would absolutely recommend this ENT service.
Dr. Rivera was great! He takes the time to listen to you, as well as, explain what he is going to do, and what your issues are. The office staff is very friendly, and efficient. I waited a bit for my appointment, but the reception announced that they were running behind a bit. Frankly, Dr. Rivera is worth the wait!
Dr. Rivera is very knowledgeable and has an excellent professional reputation. He familiarized himself with my past medical history, discussed recent events and explained his treatment plan. He has excellent communication skills and allows plenty of time for questions and clarifications. I recommend Dr. Rivera! Diane RN
Unpleasant. Had to wait more than an hour in an extremely crowded waiting room full of screaming children ( poor things ). Doctor was abrupt and he made a very snarky remark about my use of the internet re: questions I had about an antibiotic allergy. Very rude. Although he made some positive treatment recommendations, I felt like I was an irritant and will not return.
Dr. Rivera is a very good professional, I could see that. But because he was over an hour behind schedule, it seems to me that he was trying not to rush things up, but I could see that. Althought he was very nice and professional, and I know that delays happen for many reasons, it would be nice if his staff had the kindness to call and say: "Hey we are a little bit late today, take your time before you get to our office." Or even in the office: "We're sorry but Dr. Rivera will take a little longer to see you. Would you like to go outside for a walk in this beautifull day?". But I guess that would just be too much customer service for some people to handle. I would highly recommend him if this delay didn't happen, it's not just the doctor, it's the whole thing.
Excellent!! Problem resolved in just ONE visit!! The 1st visit!! Thank you!!
The equipment was very good in the office and gave my son the relief he was looking for. The appointment was definitely worth it.
Very nice doctor, warm, friendly, competent!
Excelente, me encantó el servicio en general y el trato que tuvo el Dr. Rivera ante mi condición de ronquera. Muy satisfecha con la evaluación diagnóstico y recomendación médica que me hizo.
First time there but, was impress. Would like to go back if something happens again. with my ears.
Makes me laugh and assures me things will be ok, great doctor
Great doctor. Took time to explain. Very personable.
seems to be good but I cannot make sure yet until seeing the result in a few weeks maybe
He explain the information regarding my upcoming biospy