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Kenneth Piva, DO

4.9 out of 5 (334 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 (75)

    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.

    • Excellent as always.

    • 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

    • For me; I am very well satisfied with my current Doctor and the care I receive on my visits. The staff is always courteous and professional when I visit.

    • From arriving to leaving I am grateful for the care giving me from my Doctor and to all. Thank you.

    • Very professional and very clean office

    • Dr. Piva is great. I'm very lucky to have him as my primary dr. -Nate

    • I am completely satisfied with the this provider operates

    • Dr. Piva is an amazing Doctor, informative and personable.

    • Dr Piva and his Medical assistant are the nicest people. Down to earth and very caring people. I cannot say enough good things about Dr Piva. He has a very good reputation in this city. Love this place

    • I have always had fantastic experiences with this dr. and his staff. They are courtious, helpful and compassionate. I get very anxious going to the dr because of previous experiences but they calm me instantly. It is a pleasure to work with them.

    • Dr Piva and nurse [Name] are great! very happy with the care provided.

    • First all the staff treat me above and beyond my expectations. It always goes smooth and relaxed. My doctor knows me and I know him and it works best that way. I trust them at that office.

    • Always prepared with info on how to go forward with my medical needs.

    • Quick appointment and quick action on my problems

    • Dr Piva is the best! Don't know what we would do without him! His staff is awesome too! We're so lucky to have such a wonderful doctor and staff!

    • Best doctor I've had and his assistant [Name] is the best

    • Very pleasant and attentive

    • no comment at this time - I have no complaints

    • Everyone was so professional.Thank you so much![Name] [Name]

    • Piva has the best office ever

    • Saw doctor in timely mannerVery easy to talk to Also informative on my illnesses

    • My experience of Dr. Kent Piva's office is always amazing. The staff as well as Dr. Piva are always very knowledgeable well equipped with the condition that I presently going there for, and I can't speak better about Dr. Piva or his staff people. Thank you very much. Bye.

    • Well I think the overall care team is very nice. However, the people that work at the front end should be a lot more professional I just don't get why they seem so bitter.

    • I couldn't ask for a better Dr. I love his nurse, and Dr. Piva couldn't be any better. He always treated me with respect. Plus he has great bedside manners.

    • Dr. Piva and [Name] are great. They are the only people I usually see.

    • They are the best i ever had

    • i have the best health care a person could have in Dr. Ken Piva and staff

    • Dr Ken Piva is the best physician we have ever had. We has been our Dr for 25 years. There is nobody better.Always caring and available and knowledgeable.

    • I'm always able to get an appointment quickly and i always feel well listened to and taken care of

    • I feel it would be helpful globally, particularly at this time, for the practice to screen for mental health concerns.

    • I was due for an in office visit as my last visit was tele health phone call...This most recent visit was scheduled again by SCPG as tele health...PCP not sure why ...It was not my explanations or apology offered

    • Dr Piva is a very caring and attentive doctor. I feel very fortunate that he is my physician.

    • Questions were clear, listened to my responses and showed concern to my questions

    • you guys always know what's going on with me and you guys got a lot to take care about where this Corona thank you for your help thank you for your service

    • I have Dr Piavia as my doctor he and his staff have always been professional helpful and informative I would and have recommended Dr. Piavia

    • Dr and nurse are cordial, make me feel comfortable and always listen and give great feedback or next Steps

    • Always have a great experience with doctor Piva

    • Dr. Piva always is prepared, concerned, kind and always professional.

    • Everything was done well including me calling from the parking lot to ensure they were ready for me. Minimal wait and Dr Piva is always very helpful and really listens to you. I consider myself lucky to have him as a primary care physician.

    • Dr Piva is an amazing doctor! He takes his time and is so thorough. He understands my needs and makes me feel so comfortable.

    • Dr paiva is very thorough with his evaluations with any and all of my conditions.He listens to everything i say and always has great feedback ...i have had dr paiva for over 15 yrs and i couldn't and wouldn't want any other primary doc than him

    • This doctor is the best doctor on the face of the earth. I wouldn't go to anyone else. He is attentive professional kind, knowledgeable And a very very caring doctor. The office when you go in is set up perfectly now for covid. I can't think of one negative thing about them. That's it.

    • No improvement necessary

    • dr piva is caring

    • I think everything was well organized at my visit. The wait time was very sure I got right in and right out of there, which is important.

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