Cathy Riker, MD

Cathy Riker, MD

Rheumatologist

4.9 out of 5
378 Patient Ratings
269 Patient Comments

Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park - 1300 Crane

Professional Education

  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1989) NY
  • Medical Education: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital General Surgery Residency (1986) NY
  • Medical Education, Mount Sinai Hospital, MD, NY (1986)
  • Internship, Bronx Municipal Hospital Ctr /Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY (1987)
  • Residency Internal Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Ctr/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY (1989)
  • Chief Resident Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY (1990)
  • Fellowship Rheumatology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY (1993)
  • Board Certification, Internal Medicine, (in perpetuity) (1989)
  • Board Certification, Rheumatology (1994)
  • Board Certification, Rheumatology (2004)
  • Board Certification, Rheumatology (2014)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.9

Clear Communication

5.0

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr. Riker is an excellent doctor. I regularly recommend her to people I know.

SHC Patient, May 2020

Dr. Riker is a very caring doctor who looks at you like a whole person-not an illness. She explains things very clearly, listens to my concerns/questions and helps guide me to make decisions that help me live a full life.

SHC Patient, May 2020

dr. riker is an excellent doctor

SHC Patient, May 2020

I always very fortunate to have found Dr. Riker. She has wonderful bedside manner. She always makes me feel important and listens and addresses my concerns.

SHC Patient, May 2020

Dr. Riker is THE MOST amazing doctor ever!

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Riker is beyond AWESOME!!! She addresses my concerns quickly. Always caring and professional. I feel she is extremely knowledgeable. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Riker is amazing. She figured out a treatment despite me having atypical symptoms and being resistant to the initial therapy.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr Riker is a truly exceptional physician. She is knowledgeable, attentive and caring. I have been a patient of Dr. Riker for 12 years and I consider myself very fortunate to have been und her care during that time.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr Riker is a consummate professional. Her clinical expertise and practice has enhanced my quality of life and health.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Excellent doctor!

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

I have met with a few doctors about this ongoing medical issue, and Doctor Riker was by far the most attentive and detail oriented of the group. Extremely impressive - very encouraged by her strategy and thoughtfulness.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

I love Dr. Riker. I wish she could be my primary care provider.

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4.9 out of 5
378 Patient Ratings
269 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr. Riker is an excellent doctor. I regularly recommend her to people I know.

SHC Patient, May 2020

Dr. Riker is a very caring doctor who looks at you like a whole person-not an illness. She explains things very clearly, listens to my concerns/questions and helps guide me to make decisions that help me live a full life.

SHC Patient, May 2020

dr. riker is an excellent doctor

SHC Patient, May 2020

I always very fortunate to have found Dr. Riker. She has wonderful bedside manner. She always makes me feel important and listens and addresses my concerns.

SHC Patient, May 2020

Dr. Riker is THE MOST amazing doctor ever!

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Riker is beyond AWESOME!!! She addresses my concerns quickly. Always caring and professional. I feel she is extremely knowledgeable. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Riker is amazing. She figured out a treatment despite me having atypical symptoms and being resistant to the initial therapy.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr Riker is a truly exceptional physician. She is knowledgeable, attentive and caring. I have been a patient of Dr. Riker for 12 years and I consider myself very fortunate to have been und her care during that time.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr Riker is a consummate professional. Her clinical expertise and practice has enhanced my quality of life and health.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Excellent doctor!

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

I have met with a few doctors about this ongoing medical issue, and Doctor Riker was by far the most attentive and detail oriented of the group. Extremely impressive - very encouraged by her strategy and thoughtfulness.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

I love Dr. Riker. I wish she could be my primary care provider.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Dr. Riker ALWAYS spends the necessary time with me concerning my questions and health.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

The best of all worlds (Cosmopolitan).

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

I've been with Dr. Riker a very long time and trust her judgment & advice.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Very detailed discussions and lots of time spent on my questions; excellent interaction with Dr. Riker

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

She is the best dr. I face a number of health challenges. She understands the full complexity of what we're dealing with and supports my ability to function optimally.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

excellent

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

My care provider was very patient as we discussed a lot of issues.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I have had excellent care from all my providers at Stanford Health Care, but Dr. Riker is the best!

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr Riker takes her time to explain things to me. she is very good at listening and never rushes even though I'm sure she has lots of patients after me. her staff is great at calling me before my appointment and make sure I have the blood work done before hand. Dr Riker emails me explaining lab results and is great communicating when there is changes in my meds and why.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr. Riker is great! Very thorough - I have referred many of my friends to her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

dr riker is caring, compassionate, and careful. i appreciate her including me in discussions of my care and paying attention to my concerns and my input. she is always thorough and conservative in her treatment of me. i am very fond of her and depend on her.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Riker has always provided excellent care.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Excellent doctor! Highly educated, very up-to-date.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr. Riker is amazing!!! She is very friendly and took her time explaining things to me.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Excellent doctor

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Outstanding doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Excellent experience

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr Riker is fantastic. Her knowledge, concern and medial advise are exceptional. She has treated me for almost 10 years and it has been a pleasure to be her patient

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr Riker is the best doctor I've ever had. She's extremely through and knowledgeable and makes me feel well taken care of.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Riker is my favorite doctor of those I see at the clinic. She's is great at explaining things and goes out of her way to help.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr Riker is very efficient, personable and competent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of time the doctor spent with me, understanding my issues and answering my questions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Outstanding service! Dr. Riken is always super nice!

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Riker is an outstanding practitioner, whose knowledge and expertise continues to amaze me. She has taken care of me for well over 10 years and seems to retain all of my history in her head. She thoroughly explains proposed treatment alternatives with me and includes me in the decision making. Menlo Clinic is most fortunate to have her on staff.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

I drive 6 hours and spend a night in a hotel because Dr Riker is awesome

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Riker is an amazing and top-notch clinician, the best of the many doctors who care for me in various facets of my health. She's thorough, personal, approachable, professional, and clearly cutting-edge yet measured in just the right balance; she clarifies any concerns I have and provides practical, actionable advice and recommendations for any situation for which I need her guidance.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

My. PAIN RELEAVING. HERO

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

As always, I had an excellent visit with Dr. Riker, who always answers all of my questions and provides guidance and feedback on my various conditions. I always come away from my appointments with her feeling confident about how I'm being cared for. She provides important direction on any next steps that either of us need to do (e.g., follow-up on tests, blood work, etc.).

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

dr Riker is one of the best rheumatologist i've ever had: very knowledgeable, detail-oriented, Open, friendly, etc. she has everything I want my rheumatologist has. very fortunate to have her.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Riker is an excellent care provider. Easy to converse with....very understanding of patient concerns/nervousness.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

I am proud to say Dr Cathy Riker is treating me. I have maximum confidence in her...

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

I am so impressed with Dr. Riker. She pays close attention to the many complex details associated with psoriasis and has been immensely helpful in bringing me through another recent psoriatic flare-up.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

I can't recommend Dr. Riker highly enough. she exceeded all expectations.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

dr Riker is an excellent dr she exceeds any standards

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I continue to be impressed with Dr. Riker and her staff. I travel from Mt. Shasta CA (6 + hours) to see Dr. Riker

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

very knowledgeable, caring physician

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Riker is an excellent doctor. I have seen her for almost 15 years and she has always given me time, the best care, and best advice. I rave about her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Cathy is the best dr. I have ever been to. She was kind, thorough and very informative. She left no stone unturned. With my health needs. I would love to work for her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Riker's explanations are clear and thorough. She shows a great deal of compassion and concern. I would absolutely recommend her to others.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Great. Dr. Riker allayed my fears re.: the lab report said "Progressive Systemic Sclerosis." she told me I have LIMITED systemic sclerosis. Further, she logically, in layman's terms, explained the pros & cons of each treatment option re.: calcinosis of my finger. Dr. Riker is super intelligent, diligent, careful & compassionate physician. I have been blessed by her care for 23 yrs. & she is a definite asset to Menlo Medical Clinic/Stanford.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Riker is a superb physician who is careful, considerate and inspiring.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Riker is thorough and friendly.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I am super,super happy with care provided by Dr Riker

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Riker goes above and beyond what any other dr does. She is the most incredible doctor I have ever gone to. She will do what ever it takes to get to find the problem or help you.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Riker is the best doctor I've ever seen - I travel over 4 hours to be seen by her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Riker is THE BEST

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr Riker is THE best physician: smart, comprehensive, caring/compassionate, exercises good judgment, approachable, active-listener, provides valuable feedback & has effectively managed my progressive systemic sclerosis since 1995.if you had a rating above very good, say excellent or outstanding, Dr Riker has earned this!

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Riker is one of the BEST Doctors I have ever been to!!! I feel like I am in the best hands I can be!!!!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Riker is one of the best providers I have seen. She is thorough, detailed and caring, she looks at the whole picture. I feel very confident in her assessments and I am glad I am her patient.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Provided info on all shots required other than flu & pneumonia shots & where to obtain them & insurance coverage.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr Riker went out of her way to facilitate getting a flu shot for me. Very much appreciated

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Great Doctor!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Ricker is a very good. She takes time to explain the way I understand. she is the best. I do recommend Dr. Ricker to other.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Riker is the best!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Riker continues to provide EXCELLENT service.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Riker is an excellent physician! She is very caring, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Dr. Riker looks at me or a person, not a "disease". She looks at ALL aspects of my health.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr Riker is the best physician; she is super competent, caring, compassionate & insightful. For someone with such a Big brain, she is very humble. I'm very fortunate to be under her care

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Cathy Riker is a thorough and thoughtful doctor. She has gone above and beyond.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Riker is the only reason I continue to come to this location. I would not come here if she's not here.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I ave see several rheumatologist and Dr. Cathy Riker is the best.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Riker was thorough & pleasant.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

To keep it simple I travel twice a year from near the Canadian border just to see Dr Riker. She is an excellent doctor and a true healer.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Riker is the best. Knowledgeable, caring, compassionate treat my whole person.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Riker is the best. Would highly recommend her to others.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr Riker is fabulous! she talks in clear lay person's language and is concerned about Amy of my concerns. I am confident I am getting the best care possible.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Riker always takes time with me to go over all my concerns.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr Riker is the best doctor I've ever seen.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

DR Riker took the time to discuss her assessment and answer my questions in language I understood

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Wonderful, this lady saw me on her day off - - - need I say more?

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Riker is the perfect doctor. When I have an appointment with her, I know she's getting my undivided attention. She listens to what I tell her about not only my physical status but also the non-physical (stress related to family, work, etc.). She's completely engaged in my care and makes valuable suggestions and recommendations; e.g., she referred me to a new eye doctor whom she personally recommends and even asked her nurse to set up an appointment for me. I always feel like Dr. Riker's most important patient after an office visit. She's also excellent with regard to keeping in touch via My Health online.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Cathy Riker is a ROCK STAR

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Riker is fabulous in all respects and deserves a raise.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I drive 2.5 hours for my appointments with Dr. Riker. I trust her implicitly. If I didn't I would find a Rheumatologist closer to where I live.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

did not feel rushed at all!clear. calm. considerate.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Riker and her team are outstanding. I wish all dr.'s were as caring and competent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Doctor Riker, really is great with patients

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr Riker is the best doctor I've ever had!

SHC Patient, May 2018

I have already recommended my doctor for friends

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr Riker is easy to talk to and she listens. I love having her as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Very happy with provider and her knowledge service and shows real concern to questions and through to try and solve my concerns.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

After being in immense pain for a couple of weeks, Dr. Riker made me very confident that she was going to find the source of the problem and then that we would be able to treat it. Dr. Riker is very knowledgeable and empathetic. She is a great communicator and I feel very safe in her hands.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Riker and her nurse are very caring and spent a lot of time with me reviewing my medical history and plan going forward.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

I recommended her to friends & family but there's problem with their insurance coverage.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Hand injection which I've had previously. Knuckle at base of 3rd finger.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Thoughtfully discussed the possible causes of my symptoms and set out a plan for blood tests and to touch bases in 1 month, which I thought was an excellent plan.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Excellent Doctor and Nurse.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Riker is very capable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Riker is an excellent physician. She engages the patient on all aspects of your medical care. She never seems rushed and always answers every concern. I can't say enough praise for her care!! Excellent!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

I have just recently recommended Dr. Riker to someone whose child had RA.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Daniel Huie is an excellent dr. & shows concern, patience. Super good care of me.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Riker is always interested in my experience/treatments w/other MD's that I see in related fields, to get the whole picture.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Riker was exceptional. Dr. Riker gave me the concerning care I needed, above and beyond my expectations. I thought it was going to be one of those quick "do this do that" appts - but, instead, Dr. Riker made it very clear to me that it wasn't just another appt and helped me wonderfully. Thank you Dr. Riker! You're awesome and leaped to the top three list! Dr. Chen, Dr. Leu, Dr, Pagano all have been the wonderful I need!

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Riker is the best. I was late to my appointment for reasons beyond my control but Dr. Riker rearranged her schedule to make sure I was seen. She is very thorough in assessment and care of me and also very sensitive.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

I continue to think very highly of Dr. Riker's professional knowledge; she's always open to listen sincerely to what I have to say & questions that I have; she never makes me feel that "my time's up"; she has great "bed-side manners; I wish the person who checked me in would be more caring & not just being there to get a pay check attitude.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

(Over the top) Doctors Riker.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

I have been with the Menio Clinic since 1949. I have always been happy with my doctors. They care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr Riker is one of the best doctors I have been to.. Caring and thorough.. I have full trust and confidence in her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Riker is extremely thorough.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Ryker is the best. Quality time always. Ryker broadens the scope of care beyond the treatment for good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

dr Riker is awesome

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr Riker is one of the best physicians I have seen. She is thorough, detailed, communicates clearly in ways I can understand and shows concern about my particular problem. She follows through and contacts me as needed.. I am glad I was referred to her!

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Riker always makes me feel comfortable and at ease. She is never in a rush and gives her full attention to my needs. She is perhaps the only Dr. I have ever had that makes you feel like they are 100% devoted to you in that moment and not tied to a schedule rushing off to someone else. She is thorough, caring and informative.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

I really like that she took me through her though process.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Riker is an EXCELLENT physician.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Riker is fantastic! She is so knowledgeable, thorough, determined to find the answer, considerate, and also very attentive and kind. She is a one-of-a-kind physician, especially in today's world.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Keep up the good work.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Riker is an excellent doctor. I felt very comfortable with her. She gave clear explanation about my condition.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Riker is excellent. She is very thorough and knowledgeable and willing to work with the patient. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a rheumatologist.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Very thorough and unrushed!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr Riker is simply the best. she is knowledgeable and detailed. I always feel like she has my best interests in mind and will always have my back.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Riker have always provided me with great care. Her professionalism, knowledge and warmth make her an excellent specialist!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

She is a credit to her profession & Stanford.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

This was my first appointment with Dr Riker. She was very detailed in her questions, all very comprehensive. I felt very at ease with her. She followed up next day with me, really appreciated her doing that. I really liked her approach and demeanor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Riker is completely excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Riker is very caring, kind and knowledgeable. She listens and explain words. I understand I really have confidence in her. She is a "warm" person.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Riker has always been easy to communicate with, answered all my questions, addressed any concerns I have etc. She's quite outstanding and am very happy to have her as my RA physician.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

my doctor experience was worth every minute of the trip my doctor was interested in my symptoms and helping me and that was such a reliefmy doctor was knowledgeable and she explained her thoughtsI can't say enough positive aboutDr Riker

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Riker is exceptional - always makes you feel like she is happy to answer any questions - very thorough!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Always get excellent care from Dr. Riker & her staff!

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

I was amazed at how much time we spent on medical history and treatments. Information that is greatly needed for proper treatment. Dr. Rikler was incredible.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Always an excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

I have seen Dr. Riker over several years. Our meetings are always good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Cathy Riker is always precise with her diagnosis and explanation of your problem.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Really like Dr. Riker

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Riker is a great doctor who has helped me greatly with my psoriatic arthritis. An angel.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Ricker is, without a doubt, the best Dr. I have ever worked with.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Whenever I have an appointment with Dr. Riker, she always makes me feel like I'm the only patient she has. I get her full attention and she explains things calmly and clearly. She's great!

SHC Patient, May 2017

Excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2017

dr Cathy Riker is above & beyond my expectations. she is the most caring & compassionate specialist. very knowledgeable in her specialty

SHC Patient, May 2017

Awesome - I really liked Dr. Riker. Thank you!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Very good

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I have the utmost trust in Dr. Riker.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Good

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Riker is very knowledgeable and responsive.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Extremely fortunate to be in the care of Dr. Ryker. The best!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

She's outstanding. Very detailed on all info that needs to be addressed. She's commendable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Riker is personable, and a good listener. Very relaxed and not intimidating. Made an effort to learn all she could about my problem, and explained her conclusions and recommendations clearly.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

This was my first visit with Dr. Riker, and she spent nearly an hour with me discussing my arthritis history, current status, and options for treatment. I truly enjoyed speaking with her and learned an incredible amount of information about my particular kind of arthritis.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Riker is very compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable. I trust her completely.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I have been Dr. Riker patient for 23 yrs. She is the best. When first diagnosed with RAT & believe she saved my life. Such a wonderful physician.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr Riker is one of the best specialist in the field. she is very compassionate and understanding. takes time to listen and get to the root of the problem. every visit I had with her, it's been a helpful experience. I hope and pray, all medical providers can take their profession this seriously and work this deligently.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

i have a lot of confidence in dr riker. she listens to me, respects my opinions and i feel lucky to have found her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I have complete trust in Dr. Riker regarding her understanding of my situation and the care she is providing.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I would definitely come back here again and will totally recommend to friends and family members.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I felt that Dr. Riker took her time listening to my questions and comments and treated me with respect and she was friendly and easy to communicate with.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Riker is a very exceptional human being and excellent physician!

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Riker and her nursing staff have always been excellent, professional, compassionate, informed.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

This was an excellent, exploring symptoms, disease progression (one relatively recent Dx I am still working to understand). I appreciate Dr. R.'s care, directness, and willingness to listen fully in "exchange," as it were, I try always to bring along a reasonable (I hope) list of questions & concerns, to focus our discussion.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Riker is a competent, kind, and engaging physician. I trust her implicitly.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Riker is excellent!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Riker has always been very thorough & caring.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Riker and her staff are amazing! Dr Riker is the most devoted and caring doctor I have ever had. She is also the very best as well as knowledgeable too! I can't say enough for her. At times you have to wait for her but this is just fine with me because I know she is giving someone else the care she gives me. she is truly amazing, Her staff is also.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

caring and understands my need to get a diagnosis and proper treatment

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Riker is superb! Didn't feel rushed. She's very easy to communicate with, answers all my questions, listened seriously about what I had to say, couldn't be better!!!!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr Riker is open about trying to help me understand the overlap characteristics of my having 3 autoimmune conditions -- medications, preventive practices, and symptoms.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

It's been a long time since I've had such a thorough exam. My doctor took the time to understand my history, do an in depth physical exam, and carefully listen to my concerns and questions. I left feeling very impressed and well-cared-for.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Riker saved my left arm. She cares about all aspects of my health. I would not expect this from a specialist. She is amazing.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I have been a patient of Dr Riker for many years. I moved out of state 10 years ago and still return to see her because of the level of care she provides. She is not only a excellent Physician but a true healer.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Doctor was excellent.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Always good service.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Riker is the best doctor I've ever had! Thorough, professional, warm, know her stuff!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Riker is the best! I have every confident in her judgment about my care. She spent as much time with me as I needed in order to get my concerns addressed without acting like she's got to leave for her next appointment. Very much appreciate her time, explanations, concerns etc.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I can' say enough for Dr. Riker.she is the most amazing dr. I have never had another dr like her. She cares so much as is extremely knowledgeable and spends time with you.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Riker has been my rheumatologist for more than 10 years and is an excellent physician by every measurement

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

It is always a "good" experience in that my problem is solved or I get the help I need.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent experience with my care provider

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Riker is the best!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Cathy Riker, MD was very patient focused. spent an extraordinary length of time explaining lab results and their potential indications. I have already recommended her. I never felt rushed during our appointments which is a rarity these days. She is the reason I'm at Menlo Clinic - highly regarded I her field.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

She's fantastic - takes her time shows concern - I actually recommended her to my husband.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Riker is an amazing physician.She's brilliant, compassionate and very easy to talk to about any medical concern. I am grateful to have such a wonderful knowledgeable Doctor. She REALLY cares about her Patients!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr Riker is very thorough and leaves nothing to chance

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Very good impression about the doctor

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr Riker is great--listens and explains things well.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

So very pleased that I'm in Dr. Riker's care as I feel that she's easy to communicate with, respects and listens to what I have to say, makes me feel a part of the decision makings in going forward with my care, addresses any and all my concerns, and didn't made me feel like she is hurrying my visit because she's got other patients waiting. She's excellent in every way.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Riker is a wonderful physician. She is highly knowledgeable and thorough. She listens carefully and responds thoughtfully.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Riker was thorough, communicated well and shared treatment alternatives.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Riker is my favorite doctor at MMC. She makes me feel comfortable and can relate to me. I wish she was my primary care doctor!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Riker was amazing. I could not have been happier with the initial visit.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Riker is the BESTS!!!! Professional, compassionate, friendly, easy to talk to, respectful, brilliant-she follows her patients and listens. I could not have a better MD!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Riker is OUTSTANDING!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Ryker has been my physician for several years

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Riker is an exceptional provider in every way. We were very happy and satisfied with our first (my husband also was with me) interaction with her.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I never feel that Dr Riker is rushed when we meet, but rather that she is paying attention to nothing but me. Then, I'm amazed that she is able to keep very close to her schedule!

SHC Patient, May 2016

Cathy Riker is exceptional. She really takes time to understand what is going on, and you can see her mind going trying to figure out next steps. I've never had a more thorough physician.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Riker and Mishra are real professionals. I have great faith in both of them. they are quite knowledgeable, thorough, and take the time to understand my particular situation, and treat me accordingly. You never feel like one of the masses with them.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Riker is one of the most superb person & doctor. I'm honored to be her patient.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Riker is excellent! I am so glad Dr. Riker is my physician.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Riker and her nurses Cathy and Mary are always available, helpful, and provide excellent care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

This was my first visit with Dr. Riker and she met with me for a long time to get a thorough history. She also attempted to track down (my medical records from Texas) that I had previously provided at a visit with Dr. Selling. The records had not been scanned in to the system.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr Riker is the best!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Riker is the ultimate physician: caring, highly knowledgeable, informative, personable, respectful, inclusive, proactive, understandable, straightforward, appropriately probing to get the information she needs, thoughtful, thorough, efficient yet completely patient ... I could go on! She just GETS how to be the best physician possible.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I have a great respect and confidence in my providers ability and management of my care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr Riker is the best doctor I've ever had.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Cathy Riker is one of the JEWELS at Menlo Medical. She is the best at thoroughly examining all aspects of the patient's condition, discussing alternatives, and recommending the best actions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Riker is fantastic

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Riker is a "God send!" She listens and she cares!!! My Dad who was there that day with me Was as impressed as I was with how thorough she was.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr Riker is amazing!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Excellent care!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

She is outstanding!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Took her time to understand the issue & thoroughly went through my history.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr, Riker is an excellent physician-both skilled and empathetic.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Riker is always very thorough and attentive and proactive

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Riker is a God send! I appreciated how much time she spent with me and how empathetic and caring she was. She was very genuine and truly wanted to help me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I like Dr. Riker very much. She is extremely careful and thorough. She is very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I have a favorable opinion of most of your doctors, but Dr. Riker is at the top. She is exceptional as far as I can tell in terms of her technical skill. She is certainly exceptional in terms of relating to me as a patient. I have complete confidence in her care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. RIker is an outstanding clinician in every respect.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Doctor Riker is the BEST physician I've EVER had. She obviously cares because she listens intently, asks questions to ensure understanding as well as to probe for additional information. She is EXCELLENT in conveying a thorough and understandable explanation - this is her standard approach. I wish that ALL PHYSICIANS EXCELLED to her level. I feel very fortunate to be in her care. Thank you, Dr. Ricker! Would that other physicians emulated approach to caring for patients!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Riker is a wonderful doctor and a wonderful person.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Riker is careful & considerate & I appreciate that.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr.Riker is always very professional and yet shows interest and concern about me and my concerns. It is always a pleasure to see her.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I can't tell you how much I appreciated the experience with Dr Riker. Unbelievable attention and information. What a blessing.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Extremely pleased and satisfied with medical care provided by Dr. Riker and her staff.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Riker...she is brilliant, friendly, compassionate, makes one feel at ease, listens & addresses health concerns - explains conditions well &reports test results on line ASAP.I am grateful to have her as my Doctor.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

She is my very favorite doctor; smart, good sense of urgency, explains things very well; I always feel that she is keeping current with latest therapies for my condition. I feel very comfortable talking to her. If I Had gone to medical school, I would aim to be a physician just like her.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Cathy Riker was friendly, very expert, very thorough, and easy to talk with. She spent a lot of time with me in order to understand my medical history and examine me. Excellent

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Riker is a very careing person she takes the time to listen to you

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I liked Dr. Riker very much. She asked a lot of questions re: history & now. Very thorough. Gave me a lot of time.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr Cathy Riker took time to get all the input needed on my case as it is a complex case. She explained her approach and possible outcomes based on test results. I am very happy with her approach and confident on getting the best care possible.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I've been seeing Dr. Riker for 11 years now. She's a wonderful doctor. She always spends time with me, I have no doubt that she cares deeply about my condition and treatment, she has given me great care and advice, and I always feel like she goes the extra mile for me. I have complete confidence in her. I know that my life and health are better because of her.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very, very, very excellent doctor. Very caring, very personal, very knowledgeable about everything concerning my complicated medical problems. Best doctor I have ever known. Wonderful human being!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Always have an open two way discussion with Dr. Riker.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Cathy Riker is AMAZING! On a 1-10 scale, I'd rate her "15" or more!! She is singularly THE BEST physician I have ever encountered. Her thoroughness, interest, communication, personal concern is evident on every visit I've had with her (3 prior, I believe). As I told her, she is THE ONLY DOCTOR I've had that ASKS QUESTIONS, which is extremely beneficial and I find myself saying, "Oh, yes....." and fill her in. If the patient doesn't come prepared with questions, most other doctors let it go at that, do their minimum procedures and bid you adieu. Doctor Riker merits an award for her OUTSTANDING attention to her patients. I am sure that you've heard rave reviews about her in the past. Other physicians in your system should regard her as a role model and seek like-kind behavior. SHE IS A KEEPER!!!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

dr riker is competent, compassionate and conservative. i really appreciate this.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I have been a patient with Dr. Riker for more than 10 yrs--she is not only a great doctor but also a very kind and compassionate one.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Riker was absolutely outstanding.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Exceptional expertise! Very thorough & caring -

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Riker is professional. caring. concerned and attentive. She is the epitomy of an outstanding physician

SHC Patient, May 2015

she is an excellent dr. by far the best dr I have ever had - she is superior

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

100% wonderful.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I am vey pleased with the care provided for me by Dr. Riker

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I have recommended Dr. Riker to others.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I love Dr. R. Ker she always spends whatever time is needed to discuss what's going on. I also like that she keeps up on recent research, etc.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Riker is incredibly kind and helpful. I often struggle to deal with having Lupus, but always feel like Dr. Riker cares about me and my health. She listens, treats me like an adult, solicits my input, and is always compassionate. I appreciate her very much.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

in the course of this visit I became very dizzy and nauseated. Dr Riker went out of her way to assist me with a drink, cool cloth, prescription for antinausea meds etc. I began vomiting for quite some time and she was very helpful and supportive. Once I stabilized she helped me change into a dry shirt and clean up. I could not have asked for a more compassionate response to my situation. Dr Riker is an exceptional caregiver.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I have already recommended Dr. Riker to someone who is looking for a specialist in rhuematology.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

In my first visit, I was in a most stressful state. The provider patiently examined me, called for history from physicians, order tests, and explained the possible treatments pending the test results. Carefully calculated the medicine dosage according to my size, gave warning of possible of conflict of medicines I might used. The provider is capable, confident, caring. I am a skeptic, but this provider has earned my trust.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Riker is amazing. She is caring, compassionate and stays up on the latest research which makes me feel comfortable.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Riker is fabulous, too! I have been her patient for approximately 20 years.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Actually I would give Dr. Riker excellent ratings, but this wasn't an option.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

I am very confident that I get excellent care from Dr Riker & the Menlo Clinic.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Riker is one of the best doctors I have ever known.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Riker and everyone where excellent to me.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Riker was great!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I feel all things are considered.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Extremely pleased with medical care from Dr. Riker.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Cathy Riker is an A+++ MD!

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

All good - Dr. Riker and nurse Mary are very caring people.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Riker is the best care provider I have ever had. She spends as much time with me as necessary - she does not rush me out the door. I find her extremely thoughtful & knowledgeable & a close listener.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Riker is the MOST EXCELLENT physician I have ever received care from. She is intelligent, kind & respectful & is genuinely concerned with my health and the quality of my life living with Lupus.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I LOVE Dr. Riker, Mary & staff. There are not good rheumatologist's in SF Bay area & she is OUTSTANDING!

SHC Patient, May 2014

There were several issues & questions and she covered then all. Even made a phone call to another MD I had recently seen.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Riker is the most caring, thorough, approachable doctor I have ever had. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Not very good - excellent!

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Riker is a wonderful physician and I would recommend her VERY highly.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Riker went above & beyond after viewing test results that were abnormal for me.