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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Transplant
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Heart Failure
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami School of Medicine
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Miami, FL USA

Fellowship - Broward Health Medical Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

Residency - Broward Health Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

Medical Education - Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA


  • Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Nina Rivera, DO.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/9/2023, Dr. Rivera has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

250 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr. Rivera is EXCELLENT in every way! I am truly blessed to have her as my physician!!!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Rivera is wonderful, very easy to talk to. She has helped me with my heart issues

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr. N. Rivera is the utmost professional yet manages to treat you as if you were sitting across from her, in a very human manner.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Doctor was very helpful in telling everything I need to do to get better health wise

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

The doctor was smart and very helpful

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Rivera answered all my questions. She has wonderful bedside manner.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

I had several questions prior to visit. I used the patient portal to get these questions to Dr. Rivera.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr Rivera is top notch! She has a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of the patient's chart upon starting the appointment. Thus, she is well prepared, as well as sincere and very professional!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

I love my dr Nina Rivera. She's very attentive to my needs and wants when it comes to my heath mentally, emotionally and physically. She has done an amazing job thus far with my new journey. I want to say thank you

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Dr Rivera has an exceptional bedside manner. She has always answered my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Rivera is awesome

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

I had to wait for over an hour on video call hold. Perhaps the dr could make the video call when they are actually able to attend instead of leaving the patient on hold. This way both parties can have the respect for time . That would help me to feel the dr is courteous

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

We visited Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio and had all lab test and MRI , CT Scans etc at the same visit. You saw Betty and Dr. Rivera said she needed to see heart valve Doctor. We were told to contact Dr Cohen the next day for an apt. We have his next available apt in 5 weeks. We will be back in Indiana 2 weeks later. She probably will need lab studies ,so there will not be enough time to complete her evaluation.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr is outstanding

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Rivera is very precise, thorough and extremely knowledgeable! I really appreciate her impressive blend of professionalism and patient care.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Excellent treatment by Doctor! Explained everything in details .

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

He's very good at explaining everything and making sure you understand.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Wheeler is very efficient in presenting knowledge, also making sure I understand what he is telling me.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

How doctor went over my medical records, my test results make sure that I understood everything that was happening to me what I needed to increase. Decrease of my medicine and also took care of my problems.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr Rivera provided excellent service and explained everything to me

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Excellent Dr Rivera

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Thakker went over my case fully. She answered all my questions thoroughly and was her usual kind and upbeat self.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Rivera was excellent. She was professional and methodical during the visit. She has a very good bedside manner and expressed significant concern for my health issues.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Rivera is a wonderful physician. She comes highly recommended.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr.Nina Takkar is the Best !!!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr.Takkar is the Best!!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

She's the best doctor I have encountered thus far.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

Dr. Rivera is a one-of-a-kind physician. She listens, she shows genuine concern and is very personable.It is a pleasure to have her as my physician.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Excellent doctor. Very easy to talk to. She explained everything thoroughly. Highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Rivera is exceptionally kind and caring. She is highly recommended.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

My Doctors caring for me were extremely kind and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr Rivera and her nurse set it all up for me

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I particularly lappreciate her interest in me as a person.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Excellent dr Nina Rivera T

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

I love Dr Rivera!!! So glad I found her as my cardiologist !! So thorough. I feel well taken care of

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr Nina was excellent in her treatment of me and recommend the use of a heart rate monitor that would asses my heart beats for a period of 14 days. This was something that no Dr ever did before and I was happy that she used cutting edge technology to diagnose any problems that I may have had. Fortunately all was good.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2023

Dr Nina Thacker Rivera did an excellent job on my follow up visit.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Very attentive Doctor. She made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

One of the best Dr / patient exchanges I had. She was smart, kind, clear and clearly knowledgeable beyond words.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Excellent doctor Rivera

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr Nina Thakkar Rivera Cardiology were excellent, very patient to hear about my health concern Dr Rivera earned a100% of my approval. I am grateful and thankful with my first visit at Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

The cardiologist I saw last time, I never meet a doctor like her. She filled me with information and she prescribed best medications

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr was excellent ! She listened, wears empathetic and solution driven. I feel fortunate to have access to Dr Thakkar Rivera

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Thakker explained my condition and treatment schedule thoroughly and answered all my questions completely.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Rivera is great.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Thaler was an excellent doctor. She is super thorough and very caring. She is my favorite healthcare provider that I've had since Dr. Navas left.

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