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Dr. Miguel Rivera, MD

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

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.

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Head & Neck Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Joseph's Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Nevada, Reno, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of South Florida, Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1699860122

Office locations

Florida E.N.T. and Allergy

1139 Nikki View Dr

Brandon, FL 33511

Florida E.N.T. and Allergy

5105 N Armenia Ave

Tampa, FL 33603

Florida E.N.T. and Allergy

4211 Van Dyke Rd, Suite 200

Lutz, FL 33558

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Dr. Rivera was very professional, and listened carefully to what my concern was. Very pleasant experience.
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He has been my ENT physician for at least 6 years. He has always been professional, always engaged, and has great bedside manner.
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Very pleasant. Gave information and explained everything. Asked several times if I had any questions. Was a pleasant experience.
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His diagnosis was appreciated. Time will tell its accuracy.
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Dr Rivera is always great! I wish I had found him years ago.
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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 savedmy life. Thorough, Knowledgeable, personable, they don't get better than doctor Rivera!
More than 1 year ago
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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 thereception 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.
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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.
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I thought he was very thorough, I will use him again.
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excellent.make right Dignosis of the problam
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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! I
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Very professional and punctual. Found my old record from 10 years ago. Treatment plan arranged quickly.
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Wish all doctors treated their patients with the same care and compassion as Dr. Rivera. His office staff is exceptional also.
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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 expectationsfor a doctor. The same goes for his staff.
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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.
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Dr. Rivera is very professional and one of the best doctors i know.
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Very professional and efficient
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Great Doctor! Has taken care of me and my mother.
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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.
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Fantastic! Already filled out a card at the office.
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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.
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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
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Very pleasant and courteous.
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Love it is a great Dr. And great people .......no complain at alll
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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.
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Very professional and he has a lot of experience.
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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.
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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 TampabayENT 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!!!
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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.
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I can only say good things about Dr. Rivera as a person and my ENT class A / and as a medical collegue very professional.
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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 DrRivera 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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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More time neede for explanation. Wait time in office terrible. He seemed very knowledgeable but did not give alternatives to his surgery recommendation.
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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 doctoris able to teach and volunteer at a College, he's credible in all areas of questions that may concern expertise and practice.
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I was very satisfied and content with all that the doctor had to say.
More than 1 year ago
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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!
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor seemed knowledgable and had a good bedside manner.
More than 1 year ago
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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. Iwas 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!
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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.
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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 waitingroom 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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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They are a pleasant and welcoming staff.
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