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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau

Family Medicine
Milford, CT
26 years experience female

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Milford, CT

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Bio

I am a Family Medicine specialist graduated from the University of Puerto Rico. I moved to the United States 12 years ago and I have practiced traditional Family Medicine in different settings. I have enjoyed the traditional type of practice, I worked as a site Medical Director, I have done urgent care and hospital setting as well. One of the aspects I have enjoyed the most is teaching medical students, residents and APRNs. I have to definitely say that I have had the opportunity to grow in all these clinical and teaching scenarios. To me Medicine is more than a way of living it is a passion that I want to keep passing on to future generations of medical providers. It is an honor to provide care to all those that need it. Every encounter with a patient is an opportunity to become a better person and professional.

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Connecticut

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Difficult to tell...: It is always possible that if you had penetration and there was even mild ejaculation you could get pregnant. Keep track of your cycle and if there is... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible infection?: Is there any redness or tenderness associated? If so it is most likely an infection. Other potential problems: cysts, fat mass, tumors. Try to get see... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Other possibilities.: If your heart has been checked and everything is fine then other reason for those symptoms is a pinged nerve. It could be coming form your neck region... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes...: The new guidelines recommend universal screening of HIV from 13-64 y/o.So you should definitely be tested.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Polycystic ovaries..: Certainly polycystic ovaries can cause infertility by interfering with normal ovulation. However, it could be treated with different medications which... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Mode of transmission: It could be from the droplets of the vomit of the other person. Can also be transmitted through contaminated food and utensils.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
If..: If you have tried multiple over the counter remedies and nothing is helping, especially if acne is severe and painful, then it is time to visit a Derm... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
It depends...: It all depends on the degree of the stenosis and if it is affecting any nerve roots. It would definitely help with chronic back problems to avoid heav... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
If...: If this is a new finding you should see a ENT(ear, nose and throat) specialist in order to get it checked. We cannot tell what it is through this plat... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Difficult...: It is difficult to tell without looking at it but the fact that it started as a blister and now has developed a crust seems to be associated with a co... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
If you suspect...: For confirmation get a pregnancy test, it is the only way to tell for sure. Follow up with your doctor as well if having persistent symptoms.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Alternative..: If the infection is still active despite taking doxycycline it might be possible that it is resistant to this specific antibiotic. Alternative treatme... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Normal period..: The normal length of a menstrual period is from anywhere from 3 to 7 days. Longer and shorter periods deserve formal evaluation. Reasons could includ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Should not...: This is not usually a side effect associated with Flovent. It is definitely a side effect of albuterol( Brand names Proair, Ventolin,for example). Som... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Could happen...: Flagyl can cause abdominal side effects. If symptoms are severe stop the antibiotic and let your doctor know. If symptoms are manageable( able to be ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Everyone is...: Everyone is different and the side effects may vary, however the most prevalent side effect is absence of periods after a few months on the Depo Prove... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Could be...: We would need to know more about other symptoms to give you an accurate answer, however, in most cases this type of symptoms are caused by a virus whi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
It all depends...: It is all up to your immune system. Many people get to resist the virus and don't get infected even when they came in contact with it, others carry th... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possibilities...: Get a pregnancy test if you have had sexual encounters before. If this was the only encounter it is unlikely that just in a few days you develop sympt... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ignore: The incidence of depressive disorder increases after a heart attack.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends..: It all depend on what meds you are referring to and how you are taking them. Make sure you discuss it with your prescriber.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Need evaluation: If you are having new onset of abdominal pain and even though you have a bowel movement it does not go away you need evaluation as soon as possible. T... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends...: It usually takes antibiotics 24 to 48 hours to start actually working on the infection. If this has been the time frame you have been taking them for ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Difficult...: It is difficult to tell without taking a look at it. Could be an allergic reaction, an insect bite, irritation, etc. If it is itchy you could try hydr... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
The only way...: If you have identified that the molds are the cause of your persistent symptoms the only way to stay healthy is to remove yourself from the environmen... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Contusion..: A very bad contusion without a fracture could be painful but should not be severe. In some cases the X-rays done during the first 2-3 days after the i... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends...: If this was an isolated abscess a PCP could do the job depending on the location, size and the doctor's comfort. If very large it might need a surgeo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Vaginitis...: It seems you are suffering of vaginitis which could be caused most of the time by a fungal or a bacterial infection or both. It is important that you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
For what?: It all depends on what type pf symptoms you are having. Probotic is usually prescribed for atopic dermatitis(eczema) which is mostly seen on other are... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
More information...: We need more information on other symptoms as well in order to give you a good answer. Low abdomen issues in a female could be ovarian cysts, uterine ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ignore: New cervical cancer screening(Pap) guidelines:www.cdc/gov/cancer/cervical/basic_info/ screening.htm.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ignore: Avoid chewing gum, when pain is active eat soft foods, use cold and warm compresses at night.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Type of headache...: It is not uncommon to suffer of headache during or close to your period days. Some people might get it before, others might persist with symptoms afte... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible...: If we use that due date the conception date would be August 8th, however if the due date is determined by an US this is usually off for a few days so ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Get checked..: This might be associated to another type of infection so I would suggest you get seen by your PCP or GYN provider in order to get a visual exam and te... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Healthy habits...: You fall in an overweight range, your ideal weight would be between 150-194 lbs(68-88 kgs),no more nor less. If you are not very active this may cause... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes..: Yes, you may crush the tablets.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible...: This could very well be related to pregnancy, so a pregnancy test should be step #1. If not pregnant then possibilities include but not limited to inf... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Check for...: Possible infection if not pregnant. Other possibility might be hormonal imbalance, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, among others. In any of those cases y... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not as bad...: Not as bad as you might imagine. It is usually done under sedation and even though any type of procedure carries its risks for complications, most of ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Heartburn: Heartburn or acid reflux may cause significant stomach irritation and therefore discomfort as you describe and responds to antacids. Try to avoid fatt... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Do breakfast...: The benefits of having breakfast has been described in the literature. It helps maintain a healthy metabolism. Insulin is released early in the mornin... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Take supplement: If suffering of iron deficiency and it has been checked lately make sure you are taking iron supplement. Craving ice is a sign of low iron stores in y... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Agitated?: If you have been agitated for any reason this could cause these symptoms. If you are anxious, in pain, using new meds or drugs this could be a potenti... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Allergies..: When you experience nasal allergies the mucus is collected in the upper respiratory tract and drains from your nose to the back of your throat sort to... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Bleeding...: Black stills are a sign of stomach bleeding. They look like that due to digested blood, unless you are taking iron supplements which may make them loo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Could be...: This could be related to ether a urinary tract infection or if I understood well and you are having vaginal discharge to a vaginal infection. If not i... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Stomach issues...: Various things could be going on: Most commonly acid reflux and heartburn. Another possibility is gastritis, gallstones, stomach ulcers among others t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possibilities...: First of all I would suggest to get a pregnancy test. If negative then vaginal/pelvic infection is the second most likely probability. In order to fin... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends...: It all depends on how severe are these burns and how much smoke was inhaled by the affected person. In cases where there is significant breathing com... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Rivera-Godreau is dedicated to her patients. I've personally worked with her for several years, and she's on of the few doctors (actually!) that I would entrust with my own family members. Keep up...Read More
Dr. Philip Miller
Nov 12, 2014
I highly endorse Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau as an expert on HealthTap and HealthTap Prime. Her comments are astute and educational for both patients and physicians. She is an asset to the HealthTap c...Read More
Jan 21, 2015
Dr. Rivera-Godreau consistently gives thoughtful, straightforward, helpful answers to patient questions, and I learn a lot from her responses. I find her to be caring and kind and I highly recommend ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have tried every med out there for fibro. As well as a few off label, none have worked for me. I eat healthy, exercise, still no relief. Losing hope
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Ok. Guess that one would be if there was a relapse and back to the operating table. Metastasis. A higher divorce rate could be another vs. gen. pop.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! It is much more helpful to get a personalized answer instead of searching the many diseases out there. I'll be sure to take your advice!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

University of Puerto Rico
Completed 2000

Awards

AMA Physician Recognition Award
Top Doctor, Second Place, New Haven Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Connecticut - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians
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