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Kenneth Piva, DO

4.8 out of 5 (409 Ratings)


DOT Certified / Family Medicine / Primary Care

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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


    Kenneth practices 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 (85)

    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.

    • Dr Piva and his nurses are the best.

    • Dr Piva is the best! He cares about his patients. He is very knowledgeable and courteous.

    • Keep up the good work.

    • Dr. Piva and his nurse, [Name] provide EXCELLENT care and patient assistance during every visit or inquiry. Great teamwork between them.

    • Dr. Piva is thorough, patient-centered, and knowledgeable. He is by far the best doctor I have ever had.

    • This was a tele appointment and it was impressive how prompt and professional the experience was! Thank you for offering this option.

    • Was a different kind of visit because it was over the phone. Dr Piva is an amazing Doctor and is very knowledgeable about my health history.


    • I have to sayDr. piva is a great doctor and he listens and he is real helpful

    • It was different having telephone conference but was nice to be able to speak to my doctor

    • Dr Piva is a great doctor, Always listens to what I say. Will always recommend Dr Piva to anyone look for a primary care physician.

    • Very pleasant ty

    • Dr Piva is the best

    • It was very good good conversation. It was good information. Thank you.

    • I thought it was fantastic, great way to see it doctor. Unless you need physical attention. It was great.

    • The doctor was very good, very understanding and did everything I needed to help me and everybody else was a very good at getting me everything I needed. So I appreciate it. It's a 10. Thank you.

    • Telehealth medical visit wit Dr Piva and staff went perfectly. I had anxieties because of the COVID 19 pandemic which were addressed and alleviated.

    • Everything was done well, I'm very happy with the service. Nothing should be changed.

    • South Coast and my provider are so responsive to my needs and so knowledgeable. I feel very lucky to be a patient at this provider network.

    • Everything was clearly stated and done in a very good manner. I have no no qualms about this at all. It was very well, well done. Thank you.

    • In these times my doctor made the accommodation to provide me with amazing care and understand of my health questions doctor piva is one of the best doctors i have

    • Doctor and Staff are very professional and take great care of me and my needs.. I am very pleased with Dr.Kenneth Piva and His Staff, thank you

    • I was checked in and seen almost immediately. Dr. Piva is always very patient and thorough. I always feel like I was treated very well, my questions are answered and I never feel like I was rushed out. I couldn’t ask for a better doctor and I’ve never had a bad experience with the staff. And with that I feel very fortunate.

    • Dr piva and staff are very polite, caring, and professional.

    • I love this office. Not only is my dr. The best, his staff are also great.

    • The patient treatments was exceptional always understanding and always prepared. 

    • Everyone's always very helpful, very knowledgeable. Dr. Piva always takes his time. He's very thoughtful, very nice. Very thorough, and he is one of my favorite doctors.

    • Dr. Piva is the best. He takes his time and really listens to your concerns

    • The guy who did my drug test for employment was very nice. I was in and out in less than 10 minutes.

    • Every appointment is on time., pleasant staff, caring physicians and an over all positive experience.

    • Dr Piva is personal, knowledgeable and sincere. Wait time is a minimum, something very important to me

    • I’ve been with Dr. Piva for well over 20 years I would not trust my healthcare with anyone but him.

    • They did everything right. She was very helpful and got me an appointment right away. So I have no complaints with him. They're doing a good job. Thank you.

    • Dr. Piva is highly recommendable - he's professional, he understands my past, and is very easy to communicate with, and is very thorough in answering my questions.

    • Everyone was pleasant and personable. I felt very comfortable and satisfied with my visit.

    • The staff at southcoast were very nice and attentive,and Dr. Piva is such a caring and understandable physician, and very explanatory with whatthe matter your dealing with. All in all best experiences everytime i have an appointment at Southcoast.

    • Dr Piva is wonderful he listens and explains everything to you so that you understand

    • Just keep doing what you are doing I couldn’t be happier than I am with my provider and his staff they are very professional!!!!

    • Everyone is very friendly

    • It was a great physical. I understood everything about my health.

    • I just wanted to say that Dr. Piva has great bedside manners. It's so hard to find Drs. with this quality. Please don't lose him.

    • Have been serviced for over 30 years by Southcoast, very satisfied.

    • I was taking care of in a timely manner to my appointment time.

    • Everyone is friendly, professional, informed, and efficient

    • My doctor knows my history and pays close attention to any concerns that I have. I am really very satisfied with all aspects of my doctor, also with the nurses ...!!!

    • Dr. Piva is Awsome great doc listens well

    • Awesome staff as always

    • All Outstanding!

    • Love Dr. Piva and his associates.

    • Dr.Piva and staff are always friendly and attentive to my concerns.Could not be more satisfied.

    • Dr Piva is a greAt doctor

    • Overall very good.

    • The Best. Everyone is top shelf.

    • I have always been extremely satisfied with the time my health care provider spends with me and never makes me feel like he is in a hurry .

    • I am very happy with Dr. Piva as my physician & very satisfied with the care & treatment I get at Southcoast

    • I have been going to Dr's for close to 3 years trying to get help. Dr Piva is the first Dr that I have seen that I feel has listened to me. The other day after the appointment I actually wanted to cry - I was so happy that someone listened and understands and I really think he is going to help me! Thank you Dr, you have no idea how much you have already helped

    • He was very attentive, and took his time and answered our questions thoroughly. And it was it was very good. He took his time and he really answered our questions and he was very kind.

    • Staff persons were efficient and courteous. Flu shot given easily with no pain. Labs drawn...again no pain. Dr Piva always caring and considerate. Appearance of building clean and professional.

    • Very thorough and caring doctor.

    • They took the time to talk about anything to make you relax and comfortable while doing their job. It was a very pleasant experience.

    • I want to continue with SouthCoast Health.

    • Dr Piva, always listens to my questions and takes the time to answer them.

    • Was a very nice visit

    • My doctor Dr. Piva and his nurse [Name] are very professional and they asked me I need and they take care of me all the way. I appreciate your time for asking me.

    • Wouldn’t see anyone else. Completely happy and satisfied with Kenneth Piva. Have followed him through his practice for over 20 years

    • Dr.Piva is the best!I have been with him for 20 yrs.He is professional and also very compassionate.He is very prompt getting back to you and prescription refills.Also his nurse [Name] is great too!I will stay with them forever!!

    • Dr Piva is very kind and patient and gives you the time of day

    • Dr. Piva and his medical assistant, [Name] are always great. Dr. Piva even remembered that I usually have a morning appointment. My appointment was somehow cancelled and the office was able to fit me in, but in the afternoon. Dr. Piva is a wonderful and thorough doctor who never makes me feel like I ask too many questions.

    • You did well with everything. There’s NO ONE like Dr. Kenneth Piva. He’s the best!

    • I'm totally satisfied with this Dr. and the Internal Medicine and Cardiology Staff.

    • They are there when u need them

    • Everything was done well, the service was fine, the doctor was terrific, the nurses were great. I'm totally satisfied with everything I received.

    • Dr. Piva is very knowledgeable professional and compassionate... thank you!!!

    • I have no issues or complaints regarding the care I receive from my PCP Dr K. Piva. The staff is always pleasant and courteous.

    • Squeezed me in for sick appointment, competent and professional care, without hassle of waiting

    • 1. Receptionist took my call and asked all the right questions about my sudden overnight problem.2. A staff member returned my call as, promised, in a short time with a same day "squeeze me in" appointment with Dr. Kenneth Piva, my PCP.3. Dr. Piva was outstanding as always carefully reviewing my symptoms and providing me with follow-up treatment option for the weekend, if needed. I can't say enough about Dr. Piva and his nurse, [Name] THE BEST PCP TEAM EVER!!!

    • Dr PIVA is the BEST!!

    • Great care as always and no waiting

    • You did well, very helpful and efficient.

    • Dr Piva listens, makes good sense of issues and is very caring, which is mostly all patients want. Thank you

    • Dr. Piva is caring and truly cares about my well being. The nurse who took my blood pressure was also very personable and made a connection with me. Dr. Piva is thorough and always gives me many opportunities to ask questions and explains them very clearly. I have been a patient of his for 25 years and I think he is the best! Sincerely, [Name] [Name]

    • My visits to Dr Piva are always satisfactory and helpful

    • Everything!!Dr Piva is THE BEST!!!

    • I've been going to see Dr. Piva for over 10 years now. I can honestly say this is the best office and employees you can find. They are helpful joke with you and take things seriously at the same time. Never have I had such a great Dr.s to go to. I hope he never retires. I'll be lost. Even the staff knows me by name and always are caring and act like real people. I love this facility and everyone that works there.

    • Everything went well, I trust Dr Piva totally

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