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Rebecca Rivera, MD

About Dr. Rivera

Dr. Rebecca Rivera is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. She is an accomplished physician and community leader who joins Kern Medical full time as the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery and Champion for Wellness. She is excited being given the opportunity to share her knowledge and experience with the next generation of physicians.

Dr. Rivera earned her Bachelor of Science and medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. She completed her internship and residency at Kern Medical and continued as Associate Faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and established 3 private practices in the community, Bakersfield Center for Woman’s Health, A Linn Medical Practice, and Glow Laser Heath and Aesthetics.

While in private practice along with fellow alumnus Dr. Elva Lopez, MD she continued to be an active leader in Kern County. She served as chairperson for the Department of Obstetrics for Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Bakersfield where she served as a member of their medical executive committee, peer review, and supervisory committee.

Dr Rivera has a passion for promoting well-being and improving health in the community. She chaired or co-chaired the Cervical Cancer Prevention, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, and Freedom from Diabetes Walk. She also served as board member of the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (KCHCC) and co-chaired the Latino Food Festival. She has been recognized for commitment to the community and received Business Women of the Year, KCHCC; Woman with a Heart for Bakersfield, Garden Pathways; the Aztec Corporate Award, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Certificate of Recognition, Assemblywoman Nicole Parra and Senator Dean Florez.

Dr. Rivera joined Hispanas Organized for Political Equality and completed the HOPE leadership institute, a statewide leadership program for professional Latinas in California. Her experience promoted changes in the health care in the community. Through these endeavors she received Certificate of Recognition from Senator Roy Ashburn for Outstanding Leadership in the Community and Certificate of Appreciation from US Senator Barbara Boxer.

Dr. Rivera enjoys music, photography, and vacationing. She and her husband Joshua have 4 children: Sterling, Seth, Sydney, and Spencer.

  • Internship
  • Kern Medical
  • Medical School
  • Univ. of California Los Angeles, CA
  • Residency
  • Kern Medical
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology