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Dr. David R Rivera has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. David R Rivera has the following 10 expertise
- Macular Degeneration
- Vision Issues
- Eye Exam
- Eye Pain
- Lasik Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Cataract Surgery
Dr. David R Rivera is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I couldn't beven more satisfied with my experience with Dr. Rivera, who treated an eye abrasion. Though it was the product of an older eye injury no other doctor had explained the nature and treatment of the condition as thoroughly. I was seen on an emergency basis and serviced very promptly.
I would keep looking elsewhere. I've been going there for several years, but honestly the last several years have seen a steady decline in satisfaction. The front desk staff is incompetent or lazy--they wouldn't even take the time a to verify my current copay online as I'd asked, although it was quiet in the place at the time. I've had some billing issues in the past, but before I just called & got a lady who quickly handled my question. A few months ago I had to call; I don't think they even 'have' a billing person now. They gave me the office manager -- OMG! DEFINITELY "opt out" of her. She was dismissive to me about my current problem--and curt with her own staff. Also, the last several times I've ordered contact lenses, they took forever to come in--it was always 3 days to a week in the past. Staff said something about being short personnel. Maybe it's time to add or replace that person. Whatever the case, I'd suggest you shop around for another doctor....
Dr. Rivera is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
31 Years Experience
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1987
United States Army Medical Center
Dr. David R Rivera accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
- Anthem CT Pathway X Enhanced Ind HMO
- Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
- Anthem Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
BCBS Rhode Island
- BCBS RI HealthMate Coast to Coast
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Connecticare Passage
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsVISION CARE ASSOCIATES, 45 Wells St Ste 2020, Westerly, RI
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