Professional Summary


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)

Practice Locations


Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park - 1300 Crane Menlo Park, CA
Menlo Park, CA

1300 Crane Street

Menlo Park , CA 94025

(650) 498-6500

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Patient Ratings

(421 Ratings)

Overall Rating
4.9/5

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4.9/5
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4.9/5
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4.9/5
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4.9/5
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4.4/5
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Patient Reviews

(353 reviews)

I always feel taken care of when I come for my regular appointment
Dr. Riker has always been a thorough conscientious doctor. She is great!
Dr Riker, is very thorough and clear. One of the best doctors I’ve ever had.
Excellent care given
So knowledgeable
My visits with Dr. Riker are always beneficial and productive.
I enjoy my visits with Dr. Riker
Very thorough and thoughtful.
WHY stop at Very GOOD- whatever happened to EXCELLENT or OUTSTANDING. Stanford undervaling their superb care!!
She is wonderful!
Dr. Riker really listens and sympathizes with my concerns
Dr. Riker is an excellent physician, very thorough and caring. I always feel heard, she takes the time to answer all my questions, and it is clear she knows me and my condition.
Dr. Ricker is the ultimate best! And the crew in the blood draw and X-ray folks are a delight.
My visit was awesome. Doctor was very experienced and we talked for an hour. She spent time understanding my history, my family history and examined me. She recommended some blood tests which I was able to do in the same facility.
Dr. Riker is one of the best doctors I’ve seen.
Dr. Riker is excellent. Menlo Medical Clinic is lucky to have her!
Dr. Riker is extremely thorough and I sure appreciate that. Makes me feel very well taken care of .
Excellent catering thorough staff
Excellent
Dr Riker has returned to me my quality of life. I am eternally grateful.
Dr. Riker is an excellent practitioner. I always receive compassionate and thorough care.
She is thorough and she listens
excellent thourough doctor
Dr Riker is excellent! She is thorough, patient and caring! She asks good questions and listens to the answers
She is my favorite doctor!!
Always get excellent treatment from Dr. Riker
She is caring, competent, careful and i believe that she truly cares about me. she listens to me and let's me share in decisions about my care when appropriate. i am grateful to have her as one of my doctors.
Excellent doctor!
Excellent, thorough physician, takes the time to answer all questions and clarify any instructions. Plus her "bedside manner" is personal, even on a video chat.
I recommend Dr. Riker regularly to anyone I know who needs a rheumatologist.
Extremely competent, caring, supportive MD
Cathy Riker is a wonderful doctor and such a kind person.
Dr Riker is excellent. I never feel rushed during my appointments and she is caring and listens well.
Dr. Riker is excellent, caring
Dr Riker is such a wonderful doctor, thorough and caring. I never feel rushed during my appointments.
Dr. Riker is the best doctor I've ever had.
Dr.Riker herself is amazing, careful, thorough, and personable.
Dr Riker is wonderful!
Great communication skills, but listening and talking
Dr Riker is very good Doctor. She went through every single test, explained and answered my questions very detail and very clear.
She is very thoughtful and thorough. I find her easy to interact with and very confidence-inspiring.
Wonderful
I have recommended Dr. Riker and this clinic many times
Excellent and thorough doctor, did not feel rushed. Excellent manner and knowledge. trustworthy, and kind.
Cathy Riker is great and although this tele visit wasn't optimal, we came up with a game plan.
Cathy Riker is what all doctors should be - a fantastic clinician and a wonderful human being.
Super helpful, explains things well, takes the time, and follows through thoroughly! Thank you!
Dr. Ryker was incredibly thorough and talked me through everything she did. I am incredibly impressed and thankful.
Knows her field of expertise and dispenses meaning ful answers to all my questions
Outstanding physician. Up to date on medicines & studies.
Dr. Riker was simply amazing! She was thorough, took the time to explain everything. I felt like a person rather than someone who was "processed" through the system -
The best care I've ever had.
Dr. Riker has always been an attentive and caring doctor.
Wish all MD were like Dr. Riker.
Dr. Riker is very thorough and caring
Dr. Riker is my favorite doctor
Dr Riker is an excellent listener; she even anticipates my inquiries & generally allays any concerns I have. she is extremely comprehensive & explains my options with downside risks, along with benefits
Dr. Riker has been my caretaker for many years and I feel she is the person i.e., dr. BEST I trust with my condition completely!
Every time I have appt. with Dr. Riker she really took time listening to me and I don't feel rushing on my time while I'm in the room. She really takes care of me. She documents everything right away.
Outstanding. very thorough information and thoughtful discussuion of alternatives.
Dr. Riker is awesome.
Dr. Riker is wonderful. We are lucky to have her in our system, and I am lucky to have her as my doctor
Excellent doctor.
All do excellent job.
Dr. Riker is always thorough & caring.
DR. RIKER IS THE BEST doctor-ever.
Dr. Riker demonstrated an amazing interest in ME! very rare behavior, in my experience.
tops!
Dr. Riker is fabulous. She was always there for me when I was very ill with RA.
For 13 years Dr Riiker has provided excellent care. Her thoroughness, concern, and professionalism are outstanding.I consider Dr Riker is a true blessing in my life.
Nicest and most thorough doctor. love her.
Dr. Riker was exceptional. She was amazingly thorough, listened to all my concerns with patience. I wish all doctors are like her.
Dr. Riker is an exemplary, thoughtful, caring, up-to-date, and proactive physician. I have the utmost respect for her and her care.
Dr. Riker had taken excellent car of me for several years.
Dr. Richter was very informed and through
From my very first visit with Dr. Riker, I was pleasantly surprised to experience the amount of quality time she takes with her patients. She is thoroughly prepared and gives you her undivided attention. Definitely the very best physician in my experience. Thank you VERY much for Dr. Cathy Riker!!!!
I truly appreciate Dr. Riker. She is the best doctor I have seen, period. Thanks for taking the time to talk about meds.
I always look forward to my appts. with Dr. Riker
I'm always impressed by my visits with this doctor. She's always comes into to the room prepared and aware of my medical history. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and questions. I always feel reassured when I leave that my concerns about my health are just as important to me as her and that she has addressed all my questions.
wonderful, caring physician
dr Riker is the best in her expertise and caring
Dr. Riker is terrific - very kind, humorous, very knowledgeable.
Difficulty w/mask.
Dr. Riker is an excellent doctor. I regularly recommend her to people I know.
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.
dr. riker is an excellent doctor
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.
Dr. Riker is THE MOST amazing doctor ever!
Dr. Riker is beyond AWESOME!!! She addresses my concerns quickly. Always caring and professional. I feel she is extremely knowledgeable. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!!
dr Riker is the best doctor - combing expertise both broad and deep, with kindness and compassion. A role model for all!
Dr. Riker is amazing. She figured out a treatment despite me having atypical symptoms and being resistant to the initial therapy.
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.
Dr Riker is a consummate professional. Her clinical expertise and practice has enhanced my quality of life and health.
Excellent doctor!
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.
I love Dr. Riker. I wish she could be my primary care provider.
Dr. Riker ALWAYS spends the necessary time with me concerning my questions and health.
The best of all worlds (Cosmopolitan).
I've been with Dr. Riker a very long time and trust her judgment & advice.
Very detailed discussions and lots of time spent on my questions; excellent interaction with Dr. Riker
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.
excellent
My care provider was very patient as we discussed a lot of issues.
I have had excellent care from all my providers at Stanford Health Care, but Dr. Riker is the best!
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.
Dr. Riker is great! Very thorough - I have referred many of my friends to her.
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.
Dr. Riker has always provided excellent care.
Dr. Riker is amazing!!! She is very friendly and took her time explaining things to me.
Excellent doctor! Highly educated, very up-to-date.
Excellent doctor
Outstanding doctor.
Excellent experience
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
Dr Riker is the best doctor I've ever had. She's extremely through and knowledgeable and makes me feel well taken care of.
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.
Dr Riker is very efficient, personable and competent.
I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of time the doctor spent with me, understanding my issues and answering my questions.
Outstanding service! Dr. Riken is always super nice!
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.
I drive 6 hours and spend a night in a hotel because Dr Riker is awesome
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.
My. PAIN RELEAVING. HERO
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.).
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.
Dr. Riker is an excellent care provider. Easy to converse with....very understanding of patient concerns/nervousness.
I am proud to say Dr Cathy Riker is treating me. I have maximum confidence in her...
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.
I can't recommend Dr. Riker highly enough. she exceeded all expectations.
dr Riker is an excellent dr she exceeds any standards
I continue to be impressed with Dr. Riker and her staff. I travel from Mt. Shasta CA (6 + hours) to see Dr. Riker
very knowledgeable, caring physician
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.
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.
Dr. Riker's explanations are clear and thorough. She shows a great deal of compassion and concern. I would absolutely recommend her to others.
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.
Dr. Riker is a superb physician who is careful, considerate and inspiring.
Dr. Riker is thorough and friendly.
I am super,super happy with care provided by Dr Riker
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.
Dr. Riker is the best doctor I've ever seen - I travel over 4 hours to be seen by her.
Dr. Riker is THE BEST
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!
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!!!!!
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.
Provided info on all shots required other than flu & pneumonia shots & where to obtain them & insurance coverage.
Dr Riker went out of her way to facilitate getting a flu shot for me. Very much appreciated
Great Doctor!
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.
Dr. Riker is the best!
Dr. Riker continues to provide EXCELLENT service.
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.
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
Dr. Cathy Riker is a thorough and thoughtful doctor. She has gone above and beyond.
Dr. Riker is the only reason I continue to come to this location. I would not come here if she's not here.
I ave see several rheumatologist and Dr. Cathy Riker is the best.
Dr. Riker was thorough & pleasant.
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.
Dr. Riker is the best. Knowledgeable, caring, compassionate treat my whole person.
Dr. Riker is the best. Would highly recommend her to others.
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.
Dr. Riker always takes time with me to go over all my concerns.
Dr Riker is the best doctor I've ever seen.
DR Riker took the time to discuss her assessment and answer my questions in language I understood
Wonderful, this lady saw me on her day off - - - need I say more?
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.
Cathy Riker is a ROCK STAR
Dr. Riker is fabulous in all respects and deserves a raise.
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.
did not feel rushed at all!clear. calm. considerate.
Dr. Riker and her team are outstanding. I wish all dr.'s were as caring and competent.
Doctor Riker, really is great with patients
Dr Riker is the best doctor I've ever had!
I have already recommended my doctor for friends
Dr Riker is easy to talk to and she listens. I love having her as my doctor.
Very happy with provider and her knowledge service and shows real concern to questions and through to try and solve my concerns.
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.
Dr. Riker and her nurse are very caring and spent a lot of time with me reviewing my medical history and plan going forward.
I recommended her to friends & family but there's problem with their insurance coverage.
Hand injection which I've had previously. Knuckle at base of 3rd finger.
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.
Excellent Doctor and Nurse.
Dr. Riker is very capable.
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!!
I have just recently recommended Dr. Riker to someone whose child had RA.
Dr. Daniel Huie is an excellent dr. & shows concern, patience. Super good care of me.
Dr. Riker is always interested in my experience/treatments w/other MD's that I see in related fields, to get the whole picture.
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!
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.
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.
(Over the top) Doctors Riker.
Dr Riker is one of the best doctors I have been to.. Caring and thorough.. I have full trust and confidence in her.
I have been with the Menio Clinic since 1949. I have always been happy with my doctors. They care.
Dr. Riker is extremely thorough.
Dr. Ryker is the best. Quality time always. Ryker broadens the scope of care beyond the treatment for good.
dr Riker is awesome
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!
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.
I really like that she took me through her though process.
Dr. Riker is an EXCELLENT physician.
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.
Keep up the good work.
Dr. Riker is an excellent doctor. I felt very comfortable with her. She gave clear explanation about my condition.
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.
Very thorough and unrushed!
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.
Dr. Riker have always provided me with great care. Her professionalism, knowledge and warmth make her an excellent specialist!
She is a credit to her profession & Stanford.
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.
Dr. Riker is completely excellent.
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.
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.
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
Dr. Riker is exceptional - always makes you feel like she is happy to answer any questions - very thorough!
Always get excellent care from Dr. Riker & her staff!
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.
Always an excellent experience.
Dr. Cathy Riker is always precise with her diagnosis and explanation of your problem.
I have seen Dr. Riker over several years. Our meetings are always good.
Dr. Riker is a great doctor who has helped me greatly with my psoriatic arthritis. An angel.
Really like Dr. Riker
Dr. Ricker is, without a doubt, the best Dr. I have ever worked with.
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!
Awesome - I really liked Dr. Riker. Thank you!
Excellent.
dr Cathy Riker is above & beyond my expectations. she is the most caring & compassionate specialist. very knowledgeable in her specialty
Very good
I have the utmost trust in Dr. Riker.
Good
Dr. Riker is very knowledgeable and responsive.
Extremely fortunate to be in the care of Dr. Ryker. The best!
She's outstanding. Very detailed on all info that needs to be addressed. She's commendable.
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.
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.
Dr. Riker is very compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable. I trust her completely.
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.
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.
i have a lot of confidence in dr riker. she listens to me, respects my opinions and i feel lucky to have found her.
I have complete trust in Dr. Riker regarding her understanding of my situation and the care she is providing.
I would definitely come back here again and will totally recommend to friends and family members.
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.
Dr. Riker is a very exceptional human being and excellent physician!
Dr. Riker and her nursing staff have always been excellent, professional, compassionate, informed.
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.
Dr. Riker is a competent, kind, and engaging physician. I trust her implicitly.
Dr. Riker is excellent!
Dr. Riker has always been very thorough & caring.
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.
caring and understands my need to get a diagnosis and proper treatment
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!!!!!
Dr Riker is open about trying to help me understand the overlap characteristics of my having 3 autoimmune conditions -- medications, preventive practices, and symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
Always good service.
Doctor was excellent.
Dr. Riker is the best doctor I've ever had! Thorough, professional, warm, know her stuff!
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.
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.
Dr. Riker has been my rheumatologist for more than 10 years and is an excellent physician by every measurement
It is always a "good" experience in that my problem is solved or I get the help I need.
Excellent experience with my care provider
Dr. Riker is the best!
She's fantastic - takes her time shows concern - I actually recommended her to my husband.
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.
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!
Dr Riker is very thorough and leaves nothing to chance
Very good impression about the doctor
Dr Riker is great--listens and explains things well.
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.
Dr. Riker is a wonderful physician. She is highly knowledgeable and thorough. She listens carefully and responds thoughtfully.
Dr. Riker was thorough, communicated well and shared treatment alternatives.
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!
Dr. Riker was amazing. I could not have been happier with the initial visit.
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!
Dr. Riker is OUTSTANDING!
Dr. Ryker has been my physician for several years
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.
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!
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.
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.
Dr. Riker is one of the most superb person & doctor. I'm honored to be her patient.
Dr. Riker is excellent! I am so glad Dr. Riker is my physician.
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.
Dr. Riker and her nurses Cathy and Mary are always available, helpful, and provide excellent care.
Dr Riker is the best!
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.
I have a great respect and confidence in my providers ability and management of my care.
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.
Dr Riker is the best doctor I've ever had.
Dr. Riker is fantastic
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.
Dr Riker is amazing!
Excellent care!
Took her time to understand the issue & thoroughly went through my history.
She is outstanding!
Dr, Riker is an excellent physician-both skilled and empathetic.
Dr. Riker is always very thorough and attentive and proactive
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.
I like Dr. Riker very much. She is extremely careful and thorough. She is very knowledgeable.
Dr. RIker is an outstanding clinician in every respect.
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.
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!
Dr. Riker is a wonderful doctor and a wonderful person.
Dr. Riker is careful & considerate & I appreciate that.
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.
I can't tell you how much I appreciated the experience with Dr Riker. Unbelievable attention and information. What a blessing.
Extremely pleased and satisfied with medical care provided by Dr. Riker and her staff.
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.
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.
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
Dr. Riker is a very careing person she takes the time to listen to you
I liked Dr. Riker very much. She asked a lot of questions re: history & now. Very thorough. Gave me a lot of time.
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.
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.
Always have an open two way discussion with Dr. Riker.
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!
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!!!!
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.
dr riker is competent, compassionate and conservative. i really appreciate this.
Dr. Riker was absolutely outstanding.
Exceptional expertise! Very thorough & caring -
Dr. Riker is professional. caring. concerned and attentive. She is the epitomy of an outstanding physician
she is an excellent dr. by far the best dr I have ever had - she is superior
100% wonderful.
I am vey pleased with the care provided for me by Dr. Riker
I have recommended Dr. Riker to others.
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.
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.
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.
I have already recommended Dr. Riker to someone who is looking for a specialist in rhuematology.
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.
Dr. Riker is amazing. She is caring, compassionate and stays up on the latest research which makes me feel comfortable.
Dr. Riker is fabulous, too! I have been her patient for approximately 20 years.
Very good.
Actually I would give Dr. Riker excellent ratings, but this wasn't an option.
I am very confident that I get excellent care from Dr Riker & the Menlo Clinic.
Dr. Riker is one of the best doctors I have ever known.
Dr. Riker and everyone where excellent to me.
Dr. Riker was great!
Very good.
I feel all things are considered.
Extremely pleased with medical care from Dr. Riker.
Dr. Cathy Riker is an A+++ MD!
All good - Dr. Riker and nurse Mary are very caring people.
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.
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.
I LOVE Dr. Riker, Mary & staff. There are not good rheumatologist's in SF Bay area & she is OUTSTANDING!
There were several issues & questions and she covered then all. Even made a phone call to another MD I had recently seen.
Dr. Riker is the most caring, thorough, approachable doctor I have ever had. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Not very good - excellent!
Dr. Riker is a wonderful physician and I would recommend her VERY highly.
Dr. Riker went above & beyond after viewing test results that were abnormal for me.

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