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Denise Rivers

Dr. Rivers is a nephrologist in the Knoxville area. She is affiliated with Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge and 6 more hospitals.
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68 doctors
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68 doctors
Top 5%
33 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw more chronic kidney disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Knoxville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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120 doctors
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121 doctors
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60 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Knoxville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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41 doctors
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40 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw more acute renal failure patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Knoxville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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46 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw more kidney failure patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Knoxville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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119 doctors
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119 doctors
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59 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Knoxville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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88 doctors
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88 doctors
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44 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw more anemia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Knoxville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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108 doctors
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108 doctors
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54 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw more diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Knoxville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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99 doctors
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98 doctors
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49 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Knoxville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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37 doctors
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37 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw sepsis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw endocarditis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw immunodeficiency patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
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91 doctors
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92 doctors
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45 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw heart disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.

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66 doctors
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66 doctors
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32 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw more swelling patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Knoxville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw leukemia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
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5 doctors
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5 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw bladder cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
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28 doctors
Top 15%
29 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw encephalopathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.

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53 doctors
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53 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw more peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Knoxville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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18 doctors
Top 15%
17 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw kidney infection patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
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27 doctors
Top 15%
27 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw lung cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
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33 doctors
Top 15%
32 doctors
Top 5%
16 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw more type 1 diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Knoxville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
5 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw kidney cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
Top 25%
68 doctors
Top 15%
69 doctors
Top 5%
34 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw pneumonia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.

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30 doctors
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30 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw blood cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
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69 doctors
Top 15%
68 doctors
Top 5%
34 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw heart failure patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.

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75 doctors
Top 15%
75 doctors
Top 5%
37 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw urinary tract infection (UTI) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
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66 doctors
Top 15%
65 doctors
Top 5%
32 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw congestive heart failure (CHF) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.

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76 doctors
Top 15%
75 doctors
Top 5%
37 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.

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71 doctors
Top 15%
72 doctors
Top 5%
35 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw coronary artery disease (CAD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
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21 doctors
Top 15%
21 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw osteomyelitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
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26 doctors
Top 15%
26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Rivers saw hepatitis C patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Knoxville area. Learn more.
Locations

Dr. Rivers sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
1932 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
803 miles away
Office
173 Patty Hill Rd
Caryville, TN 37714
803 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1992

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Rivers is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Roane Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Blount Memorial Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • North Knoxville Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Tennova Women's Imaging Center at Turkey Creek Med Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Tennova Healthcare
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Aultcare
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Viva Health
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield