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Shelza Rivas APRN

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  • 74 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    Primary Care


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  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Board Certifications

  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner - American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2015
  • Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner - National Certification Corporation, 2015

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
She was fantastic. Made sure to get a thorough history and exam, interested to hear my description of the problem, explained plan really well and followed through on referrals. She is a truly excellent provider.
June 9, 2022
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Shelza is an exemplary NP. So warm, never makes me feel rushed, makes eye contact and actually listens (rare with other medical professionals), truly practices that the patient is the expert on their own health and collaborates. As a trauma clinical therapist, I refer my client who have experienced sexual assault to Shelza specifically. Seriously, give her a raise.
May 26, 2022
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Shelza Rivas is the absolute best provider I've encountered through VUMC. She is the only reason I still use VUMC for my care. She is incredibly caring. She listens to my concerns and addresses each. She always gives me the time I need for my care. I trust her completely and have referred many friends to her.
May 23, 2022
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Honestly, this was one of the best experiences I had with a medical provider. She was concerned about my holistic health.
April 18, 2022
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Shelza has always been one of the most supportive and caring providers I've ever had, I really appreciate her and wish more healthcare providers were like her!!
April 5, 2022
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Shelza is an amazing provider. She always makes sure I'm comfortable and includes me in decisions for my care. I have sent several people to see her. I couldn't ask for a better provider!
March 31, 2022
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Great experience. I felt listened to and had collaborative suggestions. It's nice to have a provider that's confident in their game plan
March 29, 2022
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*Dr. Rivas excellent care.
March 14, 2022
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Would absolutely recommend Shelza to any women I know. She cares so much; I felt cared for but also still in control.
March 7, 2022
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