Dr. Stefanny Santana Rivera , MD
SPECIALTY: Family Medicine
SUBTITLE: Doctor of Medicine, MD
Dr. Stephanny Santana-Rivera was born and raised in the western part of Puerto Rico in a town called Mayaguez. She attended the University of Puerto Rico, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Later, Dr. Santana-Rivera went to the island of St. Kitts and Nevis, where she attended the University of Medicine and Health Sciences and graduated in 2019. At the same time, she attended Walden University online, where she obtained a Master of Healthcare Administration. Dr. Santana-Rivera is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Ever since she was a little girl, Dr. Santana-Rivera wanted to be a physician. While doing her rotations in medical school, she realized she enjoyed the patient-physician interaction. That’s when she understood that family medicine would be the best choice for her.
Dr. Santana-Rivera was also the founder of an association to help underserved children with afterschool activities such as tutoring, sports and arts. This allowed her to work with underserved and helped steer her towards family medicine as well. As president of the American Medical Women’s Association, she organized different health fairs in St. Kitts, and provided healthcare to people who had never seen a physician before. This experienced opened her eyes to access to care and prevention of disease. All these opportunities helped her grow into the person she is today.
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