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About Dr. David R Rivera

Dr. David R Rivera, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Westerly, RI. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Rivera is affiliated with Westerly Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David R Rivera is Good. Dr. David R Rivera has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David R Rivera is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


45 Wells St Ste 2020
Westerly, RI 02891
(401) 596-2020


Dr. David R Rivera has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David R Rivera has the following 10 expertise

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Vision Issues
  • Eye Exam
  • Eye Pain
  • Cataract
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Blindness

Board Certifications

Dr. David R Rivera is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.


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Five Stars

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.

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Three Stars

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....

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Rivera is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • United States Army Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David R Rivera accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • 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 Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • BCBS Rhode Island
    • BCBS RI HealthMate Coast to Coast
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
    • Connecticare Passage
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

VISION CARE ASSOCIATES, 45 Wells St Ste 2020, Westerly, RI
Uploaded January 1, 2012


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