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Dr. Carlos J Rivera Is this you?

About Dr. Carlos J Rivera

Dr. Carlos J Rivera, MD is a Doctor primarily located in East Patchogue, NY. He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatrics. Dr. Rivera has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

124 Ratings with 55 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Carlos J Rivera is Great. Dr. Carlos J Rivera has been rated by 124 patients. From those 124 patients 55 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Carlos J Rivera is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Patchogue Pediatrics

264 Sills Rd
East Patchogue, NY 11772
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Specialties

Dr. Carlos J Rivera has the following 1 specialty

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Carlos J Rivera has the following 7 expertise

  • House Calls
  • Physical
  • Vaccination
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Check-up
  • Immunization
  • Hypospadias

Dr. Carlos J Rivera has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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he is the Best Pediatrician Ever!
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Never again worst experience ever, just awful and horrible

I would hardly call Carlos Rivera a dr, there is no professionalism, not thorough at all, he will be good at being a bartender with the foul language he uses, they never update their computer with your child's up to date information, when you call they say no one updated it, they put female when your child is male, they lie a lot, he calls dr Chong Gayle workers, " retarded with no common sense ", I have no respect for anyone who speak about their workers like that, he is making a bad name for Dr Chong Gale, she should let him go, such a nice lady, I do not see him washing his hands properly after each patient, wait is 11/2 to 2 hours, you have to know when to joke and when not to, as far as his public divorce situation, I totally side with the ex wife, I couldn't imagine what he put her through, he needs to stop being a victim, I got no remorse, as being in the Criminal Justice field, justice was served. He never follows up, always forgets, prescribes wrong medication for your child's age, my child deserves better care at 100%, I'm just glad he doesn't have a license to practice, he can seriously put people's kids at harm, he knows the basic stuff, I don't like the way he is with the staff even when she says stop, very inappropriate, my child's life is not a joke, rude comments he makes, seems ignorant, found a new loving Dr, he is so professional and doesn't rush you out. Just be very careful with his fake niceness. Have your guard up, put your children first they deserve the very best.

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I dont think that you will ever find better!!!!

He is the best doctor ever...one day my daughter was sick and I called the office and they were closed and was transferred to the emergency service. Surprisingly I got an immediate call back (IMMEDIATE). Dr. Rivera was on his way home and after telling him the circumstances he said "Give me 10 minutes I will come to your home" Who does that... he sat right in my living room and examined my daughter and than called the pharmacy for the antibiotics and was adamant that it needed to be available for an immediate pick up. All I can say is that he holds a rare quality and sincere concern for his patients. Sadly most doctors would have simply said "take her to the ER"... but not him. Thank God I have him and he will never know what he means to me and or my family.

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Finding new Doctor for my child!

I brought my ten year old son in for a bad cough. Dr. Rivera gave him medicine and told me to call him if it was too much on his stomach. It ended up it was hurting my son's stomach so I called him. The medical assistant told me she would give him the me the message. I called at 4:30 and he was in the office until 6:30. My husband also called his cell phone and neither of us received a all back. It's bad he rushed me when I was there but he did not return either one of the phone calls. I called to make sure he received the message and I was told that he did. Now I have to find another dr. and pay another co-payment because Dr. Rivera didn't follow through on what he promised. The promise was I could call him if the antibiotic was too much. The worst part is my son is still sick and I have to find a new dr. Dr. Rivera does not follow up likes he promises and this is not the first time. It's disappointing and unprofessional that a dr. can't take five minutes to give a patient's parent five minutes on the phone. I will not bring my child there again. We were rushed at our appointment and there was only one patient waiting in the waiting room. Dr. Rivera needs to separate his professional life from his personal life. When my 10 year old son realizes we were rushed out of there that's a problem!

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Five Stars

Dr Rivera was and is an amazing doctor and person. I have been bringing my daughter to him for years and was deeply saddened by his circumstances. I have yet to find another doctor that even compares to him.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    21 Years Experience

  • The School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University Medical Center

    Graduated in 1997

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Carlos J Rivera accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP PPO

Locations & Directions

Patchogue Pediatrics, 264 Sills Rd, East Patchogue, NY
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