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Kenneth Piva, DO

4.9 out of 5 (331 Ratings)


DOT Certified / Family Medicine / Primary Care

About Kenneth Piva

  • Dr. Piva is board certified in family practice. He earned his medical degree at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency in family practice at Cranston General Hospital in Cranston, R.I. He has served as the medical director of the Crystal Springs School in Assonet, Mass., and has extensive experience working with developmentally disabled individuals.
  • Kenneth speaks Portuguese and Spanish


    Practicing at the following locations:

    Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

    1565 North Main Street Suite 306
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-9500

    Get Directions 41.7215674 -71.14489079999998

    Insurances Accepted

    Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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    Patient Comments (73)

    At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

    • Everyone is always professional and kind. Dr. Piva is an amazing provider. He always speaks to my son (who is an adult on the autism spectrum) and makes sure that he understands everything. He is very thorough and kind. We are thankful for him!

    • Dr piva has always been great at explaining my health care situation . He takes the time to find out as much detail about my health as he can before he comes up up with a plan. He is outstanding primary care Physician !

    • Checking in today was easy, however, checking out was somewhat confusing...

    • Dr Kenneth Piva is always courteous and explains everything so I understand it he is always willing to find the right medication and tests to find out the root of the problem he is a caring doctor

    • everything was perfect

    • I feel very comfortable with Dr Piva and his compassion to do the most to make me feel better. I would and have recommended Dr Piva to others.

    • I'm very pleased with the care that I received from Dr. Piva. I find that I always listens to what I have to say. He always asked me if I have any questions and he takes his time to make sure that they are all answered. And I really like his professional care that he gives me every time I go.

    • Staff is always friendly & helpful. Dr Piva is great always takes the time to explain things & always answers our questions.

    • On time appointment was expected and met

    • Dr Piva is topNotch, listens well, explains things well and more, can't be happier

    • Dr Piva is just WONDERFUL. Always listens, very patient, answers any concerns. I cannot think of any ways improvement can be made

    • Dr. Piva is always thorough and takes the time to explain. I always feel listened to by him. He is the best Dr. I have ever had. [Name] his MA is also very caring and friendly and I can tell she is great at her job. The front office staff is also always very friendly. Waiting in this office is never a problem for me

    • Dr Piva and his staff are always excellent

    • Dr. Piva is a wonderful physician! He is consistently kind, caring, and compassionate. He listens carefully and reflectively to what the patient is saying. He educates his patients and is responsive to their needs. He is action oriented requesting services to define and detect possible underlying health issues. He is very efficient and effective in his approach to patient concerns and needs. I feel lucky and I am grateful that he is my physician.

    • Dr. Piva is always very friendly, professional, listens thoroughly and never makes me feel rushed. He welcomes questions and is always willing to help find a solution or provide a referral for any health concerns.

    • Love Dr Piva, he's so thorough and considerate

    • Very polite, competent and efficient.

    • Always listening and providing suggestions to better improve health

    • Everyone was friendly and helpful. Dr. Piva knew all about my history and was very knowledgeable and asked lots of questions to make sure I was taken care of and didn't forget to ask any questions.

    • Erverthing

    • They always do a great job. God Bless them all for all the help they provide to myself and so many others.

    • Dr. Piva is a wonderful doctor. He listens carefully to my concerns and addresses each of them. I am very confident in Dr. Piva. He always provides a very comprehensive exam. I highly recommend him to everyone.

    • I have been a patient of Dr Piva for years. He always asks pertinent questions relating to any past issues I have had as well as explaining any current issues I may have. I have always been confident in his recommendations and medical care he has provided over the years.

    • Been going to DrPiva for years . He is very respectful, helpful , courteous,and very informative when it comes to your health,and did I mention polite!!!!!

    • Dr. Ken Piva did everything well, he really cares about my health. Always asking questions, most important, he listens and answers all my questions. I love going to see him, he inspires me to be as healthy as I can be.

    • if its not broke , don;t fix it everything there is great.

    • Very lucky for Dr Piva

    • I am so very satisfied with my Doctor and the attention and time he gives me. I never feel rushed and I never leave with unanswered questions.

    • Dr. Piva is an amazing doctor. He's been my primary doctor for many years. He's always on time. His nurses and secretaries and everybody are always amazing. They're always there to help out, get you registered right away and in right away. They're great people over there and great doctors and nurses.

    • Did well: Dr Piva always treats me with respect. I value his time and his advice on my health. Suggested improvement: The medical assistant always shares too much personal information.

    • Dr. Piva has always been consistent with the excellent care he has provided me.I never feel rushed and appreciate the caring manner he provides.

    • I love my primary doctor and his staff.Always concerned about my health.Best doctor I have ever had.

    • Both my wife and I have been very satisfied with Dr. Piva and [Name] in that office. They've always treated us like we made out of gold and I've gotten great service. Can't tell you anymore. He's a great doctor.

    • All went well as I explained my concerns..l was able to make decisions after airing them out with my doctor concerning certain medications.

    • Everything went well, I was totally satisfied and nothing needs Improvement.

    • Love coming to this office , Dr Piva is an amazing Doctor .

    • Everyone at this provider's office is always courteous, friendly and professional at all times.

    • Dr Kenneth Piva and his assistant are conscientious and knowledgeable about my medical problems.

    • Have always been treated with respect . From check-in to check-out always treated well.Dr Piva takes his time and is sure he has answered all our concerns.

    • Excellent as always.

    • I love Dr. Piva he always listens, he's a patient wonderful person, and I feel 100% confident with him, he's fabulous.

    • Dr Piva is an amazing PCP

    • Dr. Piva is a fantastic doctor.

    • Well my primary care doctor is the best. I would recommend him always I'm very happy.

    • Dr. Piva is attentive and compassionate. I feel like he reviews my file prior to visiting me. He asks about things from my past with him and asks about it. He explains things so thoroughly and never acts rushed. I feel fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Piva and appreciate his care.

    • I was there for my yearly visit with my primary care. My primary care physician was very concerned about me and showed much compassion of how I am coping and dealing with the loss of my husband just five months ago. He asked me ifI was eating like I should be and getting enough proper sleep. It me feel good to know that he really was that worried about my well being.

    • Dr Piva is an extreme professional. He is always caring and sympathetic towards my needs. He saved my life twenty years ago and I will be eternally grateful for that.

    • Dr Kenneth piva and his medical assistant [Name] go above and beyond.

    • Very professional and timely with little or no wait.

    • You always put my needs first.

    • Little concerned with the person that checked me out. She had terrible cough and although I was immunized, I was really concerned. I had a flu shot and I am feeling ill right now. Thank you very much.

    • Very Professional and Courteous.

    • Getting checked in can be lengthy at times. Dr. Piva is excellent in his clarity in informing me about my current health and where we are going heading for the future.

    • Dr Piva is always wonderful and caring.

    • Every visit I am treated courteously and the staff is attentive and professional.

    • The Southeast Health System is as usual the # 1 provider in my book

    • Yes, Dr. Piva is in excellent primary care physician. I couldn't ask for a better one. I've had several in the past and different practices. He's outstanding. I referred him to a number of members, of my family, all of whom have him as a primary care. Provider takes the time to listen to your concerns. He explains things. He's he's is just excellent. He's everything a doctor should be. So you fortunate to have him as part of your staff and as a primary care physician, okay. Have a great night. Thank you.

    • I've been seeing Dr Piva for well over 15 years and though I moved 23 miles away from his practice, I make the drive to see him for my primary health care needs. I believe him to be knowledgeable and empathetic. He understands my health concerns and is always willing to work with me to address the unknowns.

    • Dr Piva is thorough in his examination, and asks important questions about my health and always asks if I have any questions for him. I'm very happy with the level of service and confidence!

    • Dr Piva and his staff are attentive, care and provide excellent treatment

    • Dr. Ken Piva is the best doctor in the whole city of Fall River.He's professional, he's compassionate, he's knowledgeable. He's wonderful and his staff he runs a tight ship everybody is wonderful in there.

    • I am on vacation and received some possibly upsetting bloodwork results. I was contacted almost immediately, my mind was put at ease and the next steps needed were put into motion. I felt very confident that my health was in good hands.

    • My provider (Dr Piva) and his staff are wonderful

    • No improvement needed

    • on time well organized Dr Piva is the best I was surprised to see how the lab girl took the time to make sure I understood how to take sample and mail in stool test great

    • Only complaint is phone system. Aside from the wait, which is expected, my call was dropped twice.

    • Everyone was very professional and helpful, even at check in and check out.

    • no improvement needed

    • Dr Piva is an excellent physician. He always listens and explains things so they are easy to understand. I am very happy with him.

    • I have been a patient of Dr. Kenneth Piva for over 20 years and he is the most caring, compassionate doctor I've ever had. He truly listens to you and wants the best for you. Always the best experience.

    • Dr. Piva is top notch! Makes you feel at ease. Takes the time to listen about what's going on with my health and wellness. Calming sense he gives me. He's great. [Name] his Nurse is just as amazing. Very personal and helps make you feel like family and friends. You're not just an appointment with them. That's what I love about them!.

    • Dr. Piva and his nurse [Name] are the best PCP team I've had in decades. I highly recommend them.

    • Doctor piva and the team are amazing always pleasant respectful always get the best treatment would recommend this office and doctors to anyone

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