Cathy Riker, MD

Cathy Riker, MD

Rheumatologist

4.9 out of 5
188 Patient Ratings
43 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)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

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!

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4.9 out of 5
188 Patient Ratings
43 Patient Comments

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