Cathy Riker, MD

Cathy Riker, MD

Rheumatologist

5.0 out of 5
170 Patient Ratings
36 Patient Comments

Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park - 1300 Crane

Professional Education

  • 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)
5.0

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

5.0

Listens

5.0

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

5.0

Confidence in your doctor

5.0

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

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.

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5.0 out of 5
170 Patient Ratings
36 Patient Comments

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

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 continues to provide EXCELLENT service.