Dr. Linette Rivera
Dr. Linette Rivera is double board-certified physician in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology and Metabolism. She offers expert guidance in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and Aesthetic Medicine at Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute in Tampa, Florida. A native Puerto Rican, she speaks fluent Spanish and English and offers all men and women the compassion and time necessary to help them achieve their health and aesthetic goals. She believes the secret to achieving a healthy lifestyle and a better quality of life is restoring hormone balance and preserving beauty and confidence at any age. Dr. Rivera specializes in Bioidentical Hormones, Medical Weight Loss, Testosterone Replacement, and Thyroid Dysfunction.
Dr. Rivera got her undergraduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico, then went on to pursue a degree in medicine at UCC School of Medicine, also in Puerto Rico. She did her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship training in Endocrinology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. In addition to her medical expertise, Dr. Rivera has extensive training in alternative medicine, allowing her to design treatment plans that combine the best of both fields. She believes each patient is unique and deserves a comprehensive, customized treatment plan that suits their needs and concerns.
Her internal medicine background and multiple certifications in neuromodulators, dermal fillers, laser therapies and women’s intimate health make Dr. Rivera skilled in treating your stretch marks, scars, melasma and women’s most common vaginal and cosmetic concerns.
She’s also experienced in skin resurfacing and anti-aging therapies. She offers products, such as Botox®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, Revanesse®, Kybella®, among many others and top-of-the-line skin care products to enhance your natural beauty and help you maintain a youthful, healthy look.
Dr. Linette Rivera belongs to a number of professional associations including the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, National Association of Professional Women, North American Menopause Society, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
"I have had wonderful experiences here and highly recommend this clinic. Dr. Panchal and Dr. Rivera are knowledgeable and professional--and I LOVE that board-certified medical doctors are administering the treatments. I would not want just anyone sticking needles in my face or operating a laser machine. I see Dr. Rivera (an endocrinologist) for medical weight loss with huge success, and I also see Dr. Panchal (internal medicine) for laser hair removal. They really spend a lot of time with me, so I never feel rushed when asking questions. The docs really provide a personalized experience."
"You will not find two more caring, professional and personable physicians in the medical spa space. They are great at what they do and have been flexible with scheduling. I look forward to seeing Dr. Rivera and Dr. Panchal. The laser hair removal is top notch and they make every single appointment a great experience. I highly recommend Bella Mia and have been thrilled with my results."
"I was having a hard time dealing with some spots on my face and was trying to do research online and it was driving me in all different directions. I googled some local specialists who specialize in various skin care treatments and came across Bella Mia. I called and spoke to Dr Rivera, and explained to her my panic. She made time to see me that day, explained to me what steps I should take, and helped me set an appointment for a treatment. She definitely seemed like she cared and listened to my concerns. When I came in for my appointment Dr Panchal did the treatment. She knew right away what my concerns were, which to me, indicates that they are a great team that work well together and fully explain to each other the clients concerns. She was very understanding and even texted me the few days after the treatment to check up on me. I highly recommend going here--both doctors seem like they are extremely knowledgeable, care about their work and clients, and are patient which I believe is one of the most important attributes a doctor can have. I will definitely be returning...Update: I had started laser hair removal here and all I can say is WOW. I have has laser hair removal before and it did not really seem to work. I’ve had 2 sessions so far and I see a significant reduction in hair growth (I would say about 50-60% reduction). They check on me after every session via text which is so pleasant and nice to see a doctor that cares if you are ok. The other thing I had noticed is that their laser is FAR LESS painful than the other laser the previous doctor was using. Not only is it less painful, it seems to work significantly better. I would HIGHLY recommend this place for laser hair removal or a chemical treatment."
"Bella Mia is the best Medical Aesthetics institute in Tampa. Their staff is great and very caring. Dr. Rivera took her time to listen to my concerns and educate me about my options. The treatment that she performed surpassed all my expectations and Im forever grateful, now my skin looks healthier than ever. Thank you Bella Mia"
"Dr. Rivera is great! She made me feel so comfortable and at ease. She listened to and answered all of my questions and is very clear with what and why she is suggesting certain things. She’s amazing and everything she does is so subtle and natural looking that no one will know you’ve had anything done! I highly recommend Bella Mia!! I received so many compliments after my first treatment here and LOVE the way everything looks!"
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