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Dr. Daniel Rivas

Family Medicine
Pell City, AL
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Pell City, AL

Address

7063, Veterans Pkwy, Pell City, AL, US
Directions

Fax

2053386481

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

UnitedHealthcare

Tricare

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

Undergraduate degree BA fromThe University of the South in Spanish and Political Science Medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency in family medicine from Montgomery Family Practice Residency Program Emergency room physician at DCH Northport in Tuscaloosa Alabama Emergency room physician at University Hospital Geauga and Geneva outside of Cleveland Ohio Emergency room physician at Tripoint Medical Center in Concord Ohio Emergency room physician at St. Vincent E. Medical Ctr. In Birmingham Alabama Emergency room physician at Gadsden Regional Medical Center Alabama Emergency room physician St. Vincent's Pell City Alabama

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Ohio

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Likely ok: It is best not to eat or drink from anything that has touched a contaminated surface. Most likely you will be ok. However, there is always a chance th... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
THC not good: In general it is not good to combine two medicines that have sedative properties.
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Seek help: If the thoughts you are having disturb you it is worthwhile to seek professional help from a counselor or psychiatrist.
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Try this: You can treat it like a electrical burn. Motrin, Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen). You could try some 100% Aloe or a cold pack (frozen peas) work grea... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Nsaids and non-nsaid: The most common over the counter pain medicines are Ibuprofen, naproxyn, aspirin (these are NSAIDS) and Tylenol (acetaminophen). In general any of the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not likely: In general, if you have several negative pregnancy test it is extremely unlikely that you could be pregnant. There're other hormonal issues that can a... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: In general, it should not be a problem to take those two medicines at the same time.
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See an eye doctor: In general, Anytime you have an injury to your eye it is advisable to see an eye doctor. Your vision is very important, I would go see an eye doctor.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Varies: In general, it is very hard to predict when a kidney stone will pass. I have seen some small ones that linger around for weeks to months. I have also ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Likely OK: In general it takes being on a medicine longer than a week to develop problems if you stop it all of a sudden. If you've only been on a medicine for a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Be careful!: In general, those two medicines taken at the same time can give you a condition called serotonin syndrome. Therefore, Usually is not recommended that ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Go and be seen.: Anytime you experience chest pain you need to go in and be evaluated by a healthcare professional. It could be something benign, but depending on your... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Sweaty head: In general the head has both sweat and oil glands.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
If it hurts stop: In general, anytime you have pain, that is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. Part of working out is allowing your body a chance ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Common appy imitator: In general, the new CT scanners are very good at picking up appendicitis. There is another fairly common condition called mesenteric adenitis which pr... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Phrenilin is just butallbital/acetaminophen. While fioricet has butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine. Not sure how many pharmacies stock it. It might be ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Observation : In general, unless you have redness that starts to spread away from insect bites or streaking that goes away from the insect bite, it is reasonable to... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not likely: In general, anytime you have a question about your pregnancy status, It is better to take a pregnancy test.
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not likely: In general, most metals used in surgery do not make you sick. It would be a good idea to follow-up with your surgeon to make sure there's not a compli... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Go slow: In general, anytime you discontinue a SSRI (The class of medicine that you're taking) it is recommended that you taper off of it and do not stop it co... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Exercise and diet: In general, anytime you want to lose weight and/or body fat it is a good idea to exercise and Watch the food that you eat.
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
4 weeks equals month: Remember that 4 weeks equals 1 month; so if you are 8 weeks you will be 2 months along.
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
A picture is worth 1000 words.: In general, it is always better to see any kind of bumps or rashes to better diagnose it.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possible: In general, it is possible to be allergic to any medicine. Allergic reactions can occur minutes two days after you're exposed to the offending agent.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
X-rays maybe?: In general, if you sustain a injury that causes you significant pain you need to be seen by a health care provider. There is always a chance you brok... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Protonix (pantoprazole) better than Pepcid: In general the proton pump inhibitors such as protonix (pantoprazole) and Prilosec are better than Pepcid or Zantac for reflux. Prilosec is available ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Everyone's different: In general, everyone's head is shaped differently. So it is possible to have a flat part of school on the back of the head.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: In general, there are two main types of ear infection inner ear – otitis media and outer ear otitis externa. Sometimes if you have a drainage from you... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Take a pregnancy test: In general if you are sexually active and you have symptoms consistent with pregnancy it's always a good idea to take an over-the-counter pregnancy te... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: In general there does not appear to be any type of interaction between those two drugs.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See your healthcare provider: You need to go in and be seen by a a ob/ gyn doctor to determine the problem
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Cough and dizzy= sit: In general when you experience lightheaded or dizzy Ness after coughing or vomiting it is best to sit down. Most likely you are experiencing what is c... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Winner is...mouth: In general oral temperature is more accurate that ear temperature assuming that that probe in the mouth stays under the tongue and the mouth stays clo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: Ultimately it depends on what kind of infection is being treated. Make sure you let your doctor know how you're feeling and if you have any fever, chi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
It could kill you!: It is very dangerous to take that much of the drug. It can put you in a coma, stop your breathing and as a result kill you. Get help.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Common side effect: In general anytime you take antibiotics it is fairly common to have GI side effect from the medicine. Take probiotics (such as yogurt that has live an... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Causes of chest pain: Generally chest pain can be caused by; problems with your heart, problems with your lungs, problems with the muscles in the chest wall itself or the l... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Causes of chest pain: Generally chest pain can be caused by; problems with your heart, problems with your lungs, problems with the muscles in the chest wall itself or the l... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Help is available: You can call one 800 quit now and they can provide you lots of information about how to stop smoking. You can also see your doctor for some medicines ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Common side effect: In general, a common side effect of Valtrex (valacyclovir) is depression. You must weigh the risks versus benefits of taking any medicine.
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See dermatologist: Anytime you have a persistent rash that is not improving it's a good idea to go see a dermatologist.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Take with food: The maximum recommended dose of ibuprofen in 2400mg in a 24 hour period. We routinely prescribe motrin 800 mg three times a day for pain. Unfortunatel... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe: In general, anytime you increase the dose of medicine it is possible to have side effects. Usually if a side effect will go away it will do so after a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many options.: There are many types of antipsychotics available. Your healthcare provider will pick the most appropriate one.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Anxiety can affect your body in many different ways...from trouble sleeping to excessive fatigue. If you are very stressed it could affect your arms a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Usually not a issue: In general, kidney stones that are just sitting in the kidney tissue itself don't cause problems. They become a problem when they start moving into th... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Nausea no good: A couple of medicines in general that can help with motion sickness are dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and less drowsy dramamine (dimenhydrinate). If you ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Careful with combo..: Both medicines can make you sleepy. It is possible to oversedate yourself when you combine two medicines like these that can make you sleepy. Be very ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many options: In general there are many options available to help with your cold symptoms. If you nose is runny you can take sudafed or Afrin (oxymetazoline) for n... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Contact surgeon: Anytime you have severe pain after surgery that persists you need to contact the surgeon.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

Outstanding Family Medicine Resident Award

Affiliations

American Academy Family Physicians
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