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Kenneth Piva, DO

4.9 out of 5 (375 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


    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 (81)

    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.

    • 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.

    • Awesome clean and friendly

    • This divider Dr. Piva, Dr. [Name] are the best doctors I have they listen, investigate and provide information in a way I can understand.

    • I feel that everybody that I come in contact with yeah after year I always see the improvement in the provider in the staff keep making improvements in the right direction For me as a patient it makes me more comfortable to go to my appointment And talk with the doctors and nurses without keeping anything back and I don't feel uncomfortable.

    • Dr Piva does what you want as long as it won't hurt you

    • I called three times in one day and two times actually on a second day. Pressed 3 for Primary Care and no one answered the phone. I was actually on hold for 30 minutes at one point, and I finally hung up. That is the only bad thing that I have to say about this facility. I don't know why they weren't answering the phone. Finally I called another number and they put me through directly. But when I questioned the person making the appointment, he said oh really? I don't think they were answering the phone. That's the only complaint I have. Thank you.

    • Friendly staff. Did not have to wait long. Dr. Piva is always knowledgeable and really cares for his patients. He shared in my excitement for the things I improved on and we discussed some of my concerns. Always great. Thank you

    • Give providers more time to be with patients. Dr. Piva is one of the best physicians I have had.

    • I think Dr. Piva is best doctor a patient can have. He listens and he is patient, kind, informative and he puts you at ease.

    • I would just like to say Kenneth Piva is very caring and understanding about my medical needs and I would recommend him to anybody and everybody cuz just he's a very caring doctor.

    • Caring and always asking any issues no matter how little they may be

    • Dr Piva goes above and beyond every time I'm in the office .I always Highly highly recommend Dr Piva

    • I had a very good visit with Dr. Piva. He listened to all of my concerns and he addressed them and I am very satisfied and pleased and I would definitely recommend him to others as I've already done that with my own family. So I had a very positive visit when I went.

    • Appt.was right on time.Very professional

    • I am completely satisfied with the attention I received today from my provider .

    • I always feel very comfortable going there.My provider is very helpful and responds to all my questions...Dr Piva is very good. I also like the staff/support people...always pleasant and accommodating!

    • Nurse came in took all information needed for doctor and my doctor came in shortly after and we discussed all my concerns

    • Dr. Piva was very thorough going through the medical issues I had.

    • My experience couldn't have been any better.

    • South Coast and Dr. Piva are a great operation. Everything's good. I think I think you do very well there and that office down there with Dr. Piva that rest of that office is great. So there you go. Thank you.

    • Doctor Piva is a amazing doctor always has the time to listen answer everything and make sure I leave knowing I got the best care going he is the best doctor

    • Dr. Piva is very concerning and very inquisitive to our there to his patients. I love him is the best doctor ever.

    • This visit was not a telephone visit - it was in person visit and the doctor covered every information that I needed. Thank you. Bye.

    • Very impressed with the procedures that you have in place for COVID precautions. My healthcare has not been affected in the least. Thank you.

    • Alway make me feel like family.

    • Dr Piva and his nurse are wonderful!

    • More available appts for sick visits. Lab appts when in office for pcp appt and not have to go elsewhere or return another day.


    • Dr. Kenneth Piva is an absolutely amazing doctor. He's very thorough with his examinations and he's very thorough with his details when it comes to your diagnosis. He's a good human being.

    • Staff knowledgeable. Even on a phone visit Dr Piva spent the time to go over my issues.

    • Dr. Piva is very knowledgeable and understanding, kind and caring. I trust him completely

    • Dr Piva is a great PC doctor.

    • Dr. Piva is an excellent doctor. He is on top of things constantly for years and years. I trust him and my family also with with his care he's a wonderful doctor and I and he's just he's just tremendous absolutely tremendous. Thank you. He also has excellent bedside manners also, and he always listens very closely to you, and it never ever tries to rush you out he's tremendous. He's like a family member.

    • Dr Piva is a fantastic PCP!

    • I love Dr. Piva and [Name] they are both so kind and personable. Dr. Piva genuinely cares about me and has been my dr since I was a child. He knows my family history and is very attentive. I love his office and staff!

    • Although we are under extreme pressure and everyone is trying to do their best, I found everyone I encountered extremely friendly, helpful, informative and cooperative for all my needs.

    • Dr Piva is an excellent PCP and I have benefited greatly from our cooperation to maintain my healthy status.

    • Dr. Piva and [Name] have always been the best

    • Very efficient and professional.

    • Communication was great

    • I am completely happy with my provider. He is awesome

    • Doctor Piva's nurse is always friendly and nice. Dr Piva is always up to date with my health needs and past health experiences. I feel that there is no improvement required by Dr. Piva or his nurse.

    • Cleaned my ears out

    • There's no need for improvement. Everybody did well and I couldn't of asked, everybody was so kind and courteous and very professional and I really, really would recommend this place, this facility, to my family and my friends because I think it's a great.

    • Efficient and thorough

    • I love Dr. Piva office. Everything is accurate and very good. Thank you.

    • Everyone was professional and courteous. Lab and office visits were great

    • I am gratified for the personal care with genuine feeling from all of the staff. You can feel and tell that they really are concerned. As individuals we all require different needs. I am always confident when I visit Dr. Piva and [Name] his nurse. My health is well taken addressed. Thank You for treating me as a person not a number or financial opportunity.

    • Quick and efficiently

    • I would like to thank the entire staff for the care and kindness and understand.then listen to all of my concerns of my health and wellness.I would rate the entire staff a 10 and recommend them to everyone.Thank you very much Doctor Piva and his entire staff for there fabulous job.[Name] [Name]

    • Dr Piva is awesome!

    • The services does not need any improvement. They are always very helpful

    • Everything was excellent.

    • Everything was well done. Protection was provided for myself and the other patients that were there. I never felt uncomfortable or uninformed. A big thank you goes out to Dr. Piva and his staff.

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