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Kenneth Piva, DO

4.9 out of 5 (304 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 (74)

    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.

    • Great Dr. Sad he's retiring soon !

    • Very satisfied

    • Dr,. Piva is a great and caring doctor and I will miss him when he retires

    • I valued my time with Dr. Piva, I am sorry to see him retire. I can only hope that his replacement is up to the task of replacing him.

    • Allow Dr. Piva to continue working. Southcoast is losing a very valuable resource.

    • Dr Piva is fantastic and the supporting staff have always been polite.

    • Dr Piva is very professional and caring. Really listens to his patients and helps with any problems we may have .

    • Doctor Piva is the best always listened advised and explained great man and doctor ai wish him well in his retirement

    • Everything went well, Dr. Ken Piva really cares about me, always has. His nurses, the girls that check me in and out are superior. Everyone asks how I am doing. Cannot say enough good things about this provider.

    • Dr. Piva and his team are an incredible team. They always ask the right questions to make sure I'm doing okay and so on so forth. They're amazing team, thank you.

    • Yep. My service was great and it didn't take very long. They covered all of the needs that I had to make sure that the doctor was aware of what my new, my new goals were, and the prescriptions were filled immediately, so that that was done, you know, before I even before I even expected it, but excellent, I would recommend it to anybody, okay.

    • always have been treated in the best possible fashion

    • Dr Piva is so easy to talk to, makes it easy to open up about problems and concerns

    • Everyone in office very friendly and caring.

    • I always leave with confidence in my Dr. That is important to me .

    • Dr Piva always goes above and beyond. His office staff is amazing. Anna is a star!! This is why I drive 1300 miles to see him. His staff has always gone above and beyond.

    • I very satisfied with the care I receive thank you for asking

    • I love my doctor. I travel a half hr to see him. That should tell you something. - He always listens to me no matter how weird or small it might be.

    • The only bad thing about this visit was the news that Dr Piva is retiring.


    • There is nothing to be improved upon with Dr. Piva. Dr. Piva is perfect. He's courteous, he's professional, he's sympathetic. He goes way out of his way. He's one of the ...he is the best doctor I've ever been to a my life. And I am so disappointed to hear that he's retiring, although he certainly deserves it.

    • No improvement needed

    • check in was pleasant and the nurse and the doctor are amazing and take there time and listen to my concerns ! Dr.Piva is a caring doctor and wouldn't want any other doctor

    • The entire staff is very friendly and conscientious they always listen to you Dr Piva is kind always takes his time does not make you feel rushed at all answers all of your questions will ask you questions to make sure he's giving you the best care and is very knowledgeable. He's the best!!

    • Dr.Piva has been my doctor for 28 years. The best there is. Caring, understanding and helpful. No one can replace him.

    • Absolutely the best doctors office I've been associated with. The doctors assistant is wonderful, down to earth and makes you comfortable. Appointments are on time and yet not hurried to listen to your issues. I have no issues with the practice.

    • Dr. Piva is an excellent doctor, I have been very happy with the care he had provided.

    • Best provider ever!!!

    • The office was very helpful and helped me handle a problem with CVS Pharmacy.

    • Dr Piva and his team do a remarkable job. Always polite and listen to everything I have as an issue.

    • I really like both [Name] and Dr. Paiva very much. They really listen to me and make me feel very comfortable. They ask me questions and let me ask questions and make sure I understand everything. They are very kind and compassionate. I would highly recommend Dr. Paiva to anyone who needs a PCP

    • Dr. Piva and his nurse, [Name] Love them both. Great people who listen to the patients concern. Always go above and beyond.

    • Dr. Piva and his nurse [Name] are the best! Dr. Piva is especially amazing, he's thoughtful, kind, understanding, attentive and always explains everything. He's the best doctor I have ever had

    • Dr Piva took care of my problem very efficiently. Making me feel very comfortable during his care. I find him to be very good at explaining the medical situation and the recovery plan.

    • Dr. Piva is a wonderful physician who always listens and is genuinely concerned about his patients. I never mind waiting because I know he is doing the same for all patients. His assistant [Name] is very pleasant and makes the visit more enjoyable.

    • Dr. Piva and his staff were excellent during my visit. My concerns were addressed in a helpful manner and I couldn't be more pleased.

    • Very caring and efficient.

    • What you did well is having Dr Kenneth Piva in that office. He is such a kind gentleman. Who listens and answers all your questions. Best doctor I've ever had.

    • 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 .

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