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Dr. Humberto Rivas

Pediatrics
Gonzales, TX
34 years experience male

Locations

Office

Gonzales, TX

Address

1110 N. Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, TX
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

CHA Health

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Great-West Healthcare

Humana Insurance Company

Molina Healthcare Inc

Pacificare Life & Health Insurance Company

Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

Scott & White Health Plan

State Farm Insurance Companies

UNICARE

United HealthCare Insurance Company

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Rivas is a pediatric physician located in Gonzales, TX. His office is at Sievers Medical Clinic, a multispecialty medical group that provides care for Gonzales and surrounding communities. Dr. Rivas completed his internship and pediatric residency at UMDNJ-University Hospital/Children's Hospital of NJ program in 1992. He practiced initially in Austin, TX where he resided for 13 years before moving to Gonzales with his family in 2006. He has extensive experience in the care of complicated and healthy newborns as well as hospital and ambulatory care of children and adolescents up to the age of 21 years old. Beyond taking care of the whole spectrum of pediatrics he has special interests in Dermatology, Asthma/Allergies, Infectous Diseases and critically ill newborns and infants.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Rivas
Pediatrics 34 years experience
NO: I have never heard of anything like this. The broken ribs are a result of a significant blunt trauma to the are unlikely to happen during the placement of the shunt of after. This is most probably related with other kind of injury
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Rivas
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Maybe: Growth patterns are related with hormonal changes and with the genetics of your family. There are individuals that achieve their peak growth earlier than 16 and others that still continue to grow after. Your doctor is the best source to tell you that, since he has records of your growth pattern over the years. Also, ask your parents and see when they achieved their permanent hight.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Rivas
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Webbing of neck: The "webbing of the neck" is just used as a description of one of the physical appearance in Turner's syndrome. It is the appearance of a wider than normal extension of the neck at the based of the shoulder, making it look more like a triangle from behind. It doesn't have any consequences, it is only the appearance in this syndrome.

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rivas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rivas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I actually found out a out a month later that I had Addisons Disease,thanks again for your answer,it was 5 weeks until It was diagnosed.thanks again.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Autonomous School of Medical Sciences of Central America, Costa Rica
Graduated 1987MD

Affiliations

Texas Medical Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
Texas Pediatric Society
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