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Dr. Francisco Rivera

Pediatrics
Pasadena, CA
male

Locations

Huntington Plaza Pediatric Group

Pasadena, CA

Address

800 S. Fairmount Ave #110, Pasadena, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a Board Certified general Pediatrician practicing at Huntington Plaza Pediatric Group in Pasadena, CA.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
10 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on how many: If multiple fingernails have fallen off at once, it may be a sign of a serious problem and should be evaluated. If it's only one or two, it may be du... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Over-the-Counter: Up to 10% is available over-the-counter and it is also the active ingredient in the ever-popular "proactiv", although keep in mind it may be difficult... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: No interactions would be expected.
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
It's serious: Whatever it is, i hope you have gotten it evaluated. An abscess would come to mind, but that needs to be seen.
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Infection: Whenever you pierce the skin, you are breaking the body's most important immune organ. Any infection will increase your risk of getting a sickle cris... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Engage!: Talk, sing, smile, laugh! engage your child as much as possible. In the coming months, you will find babies at this age will focus on your eyes and ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Many options: Look for local breastfeeding consultants (check with a local hospital nursery or your provider). They may be able to help with positioning, latch, an... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: As long as their speech is age-appropriate ("mama" and/or "dada" plus 1-3 words that caretakers can understand), they show an interest in children, fi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Symptom diaries help: If you're allergic to a food, just avoid it. Document your migraines and include activities, diet of the day, sleep patterns, and anything else you... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: It may be a higher risk if it was on the nose, but herpes in and around the eye may put you at risk of herpes in the eye itself. Untreated, it can ca... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Likely not: Small red bumps that almost look like insect bites, but with pale middles, can be a sign of a normal rash. The rash goes away by itself, but has a sc... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
It can be...: Most likely, it's normal. Non-ovulatory periods are common in teens and can lead to irregularity. But if there is any risk of pregnancy, you shoul... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: While there is a strong hereditary component, the chance is about 10% that any child of a parent with celiac disease will also have symptoms.
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: It is just a carbohydrate.
A female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
You should treat: While the symptoms of scarlet fever will improve on their own after 2 weeks, you should treat with antibiotics. 2-4% of people with untreated strep... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Might be ringworm: Especially if there is a ring of more redness around the lesion, it might be a mild fungal infection often known as ringworm. A mild over-the-counter... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
No connection: I would see no concern about the use of creatine with a history of varicocele or hydrocele. However, i'm cautious about the use of creatine in gene... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: An adult has roughly a gallon of blood flowing through their veins (and arteries and, to a small extent, the lymphatic system). They would have to be... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
It's likely normal: It's not unusual to have some discomfort when starting intercourse. However, it should be short-lived. If not, you should consider lubrication (... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Perhaps: At this point, you should do an over-the-counter pregnancy test and find out, if you had been sexually active since your last period (even if you used... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not likely: Unless you had a very late puberty or other underlying illness that delayed your growth, you likely have little growth left. Whatever growth you do h... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe?: A second degree burn would have blistering, but still have tenderness. If the skin is intact and there is no discharge from the skin, you should be... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ignore: Now you have swollen cheeks, sadly, you should have gotten your shots, but now you must wait.
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes. Most common forms of meningitis (viral and bacterial) are contagious, although some causes are insignificantly infective (like fungal causes). ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Although warts can be contagious, they are not terribly so. Not even direct touch is likely to transmit the virus.
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Rivera
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not necessarily: But a break in the skin certainly increased your risk. Note: you may not know for days, months, or years since it can be asleep, or dormant, for a lo... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rivera is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rivera is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
MD

Residency

Children's Hospital of Orange County
Completed 2002

Awards

Pasadena Magazine Top Docs 2011
Pasadena Magazine Top Docs 2012
Pasadena Magazine Top Docs 2013

Affiliations

Huntington Hospital
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