Joaquin C. Brieva, MD

Joaquin C. Brieva, MD

4.5 
860 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Dermatology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Atypical Skin Infections
  • Autoimmune Skin Disease
  • Blistering Diseases
  • Complex Dermatology
  • Drug Eruption
  • General Dermatology
  • Inflammatory Disease
  • Pemphigus/Pemphigoid

Education

Medical Education:
North University (Colombia) - 1983
Residency:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1993
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1996

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.5
4.5 
860 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.7
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.5
  • Clear Explanations
    4.6
  • Shows Concern
    4.6
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.5
  • Explains Medications
    4.5
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.5
  • Easy to Understand
    4.6
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.3
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.6

Reviews from Patients

135 Reviews
November 02, 2019

it was a very quick visit, but i felt confident in the physicians assessment and guidance

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November 01, 2019

Dr Brieva is amazing, I feel fortunate in having him as my dermatologist. He has also attended to my mother with great results.

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October 28, 2019

8. Normally I would have been a little put off by how short the visit was. However, even in that short period, he connected with me, heard my concerns, did a thorough exam, explained everything. I'm not sure how he did all of that so quickly, but he did. I had no concerns by the time he left the room.

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October 20, 2019

good

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October 09, 2019

Dr Brieva is the BEST .. hands down!

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September 19, 2019

All good

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September 15, 2019

Excellent doctor. I liked him personally and trust him professionally. I will recommend him.

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September 06, 2019

very good

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September 05, 2019

Dr. Brieva is the best physician I've ever had for any condition. He is knowledgeable about factors outside his specialty. His information on diet was the reason I lost 40 lbs. and my psoriasis and blood pressure are under control.

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August 24, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Brieva to anyone.

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August 22, 2019

Dr. Brieva is the best of the best. He has been able to turn my very dire situation around in ways that no one prior to him was even able to touch. His deep knowledge of my illness and commitment to research and staying current is inspiring and reassuring. He's very kind but the most important thing is his knowledge and expertise in the area of rare skin diseases. It's basically been life changing. The entire team is very, very good and really jumped in when I needed it the most. I could go on and on, but please know how grateful I am.

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August 20, 2019

*Dr. Brieva is always very friendly and extremely knowledgeable and same level as a patient when he discuss concerns & care for his patient.

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August 13, 2019

This physician addressed the issue that I came in for, and also arranged to take care of my annual Derm care so that I would not have to return to the clinic unnecessarily in 2 months. That was just excellent!

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July 25, 2019

This doctor is awesome. This is the first doctor who actually correctly diagnosed me .

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July 24, 2019

*Dr. Brieva is the best. He explained all treatment options well, and the likelihood of multiple dx. I work @ another health care system but always come back to see him! I trust him with my care explicit.

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July 22, 2019

Dr. Brieva has been my doctor for many years and every office visit has always been A-1.

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July 13, 2019

This was my first time seeing Dr. Brieva after my regular doctor left the practice. I was very impressed by him and recommend him highly.

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June 21, 2019

Dr. Brieva is simply the best. I have already recommended him to many. Being a fair skinned women - I have had skin issues my entire life - Dr. Brieva is by far the best dermatologist I have ever been to. Kind and considerate - makes one feel as if ones skin issues are just part of life - and that he will provide the best procedures to keep me healthy at all times.

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June 17, 2019

I greatly appreciate seeing Dr. Brieva for his great skill in his examinations, recommendations and treatment. I don't want to see other physician for dermatology needs. He catches problems very early when they are most easily treatable.

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June 16, 2019

very good

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June 15, 2019

Dr. Brieva is an excellent diagnostician and treating doctor.

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June 14, 2019

All good

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June 10, 2019

Dr. Brieva and his interns were very rushed, spent very little time with me, barely reviewed my skin for moles, and seemed annoyed that I asked for skin tags to be removed. I found the experience to be uncomfortable and somewhat belittling.

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June 06, 2019

Always very good explanations, and care and followup

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June 05, 2019

I come all the way from San Francisco to see this Doctor.

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May 25, 2019

excellent

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May 20, 2019

I was so happy with Dr. Brieva, he made me so comfortable and was sure to explain things about my concern better than any other doctor has.

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May 09, 2019

Dr Brieva is THE BEST.

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April 27, 2019

Dr. Brieva is fantastic. I saw him for the 1st time a couple years ago with a skin condition that went misdiagnosed for months. He diagnosed me quickly and treated me successfully. I was so relieved. Again I'd developed another odd skin condition 4 months ago. Doctors could not figure it out. I went to Dr. Brieva again with confidence knowing he would get to the bottom of it. He did! it is a rare condition I'm getting the treatment needed. He cares about his patients and his diligence, knowledge, and confidence is the best I've seen. you know you're in great hands.

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April 27, 2019

outstanding in every way

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April 25, 2019

Although there was a mix-up in the length of appointment time scheduled, Dr. Brieva explained what happened and fit me in for a longer appointment within a week. He seemed very concerned about my health issue and assured me his team would find answers for me. I left feeling very confident in Dr. Brieva's ability to help me resolve an issue that's been unresolved by other physicians for over a year. He had a very good bedside manner.

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April 11, 2019

Dr. Brieva is a gem.

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April 11, 2019

Dr. Brieva is wonderful! I have a very specific and rare condition, and he takes the time to understand how I'm doing and also takes the time to be sure I understand everything about my treatment. I am very comfortable with the care I receive.

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April 02, 2019

Dr Brieva is the BEST! he listened to my concerns, answered all my questions, discussed current evidence about the treatments I asked about, and was proactive with my treatment. I'm very thankful of the time he takes with me and that he always makes me feel that I'm a part of my treatment choices! he puts my mind at ease w/ how to best treat my conditions , and always makes me feel like I'm in the best hands possible to treat me! he really does put my mind at ease , and I remember thinking when I left, HE is worth every trip downtown for my appt! HE IS THE BEST!!!

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March 27, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Brieva to a friend.

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March 17, 2019

I thought the doctor was kind, direct, and positive. He's clearly knowledgeable and moved quickly and directly through the exam (an initial, non-critical assessment).

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March 15, 2019

Dr. Brieva is awesome! He sets the standard for what a physician should be. He made me feel like my health really mattered to him. He is clearly knowledgeable and competent in his field. He identified a health problem four other physicians missed. He never appeared rushed or wanting to get out of the room. He answered my many questions without annoyance. He repeated medical terms without annoyance. He did not make me feel stupid. He allowed me time to talk. I felt like he was looking out for my best interests. He's the kind of person I would like to have a cup of coffee with.

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March 11, 2019

Dr. Jaoquin Brieva has my complete confidence and I would recommend Dr. Brieva to anyone who might benefit from his care.

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March 09, 2019

Brieva is an exceptional physician

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March 08, 2019

Dr. Brieva, is the KINDEST, MOST CARING DR. WE HAVE EVER MET. HE ALWAYS MAKES SURE HE HAS ANSWERED OUR CONCERNS AND VERY GOOD EXAMS,my Husband doesn't like going to any Dr. but he truly likes Dr. Brieva. Dr. treats him so nice.

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March 05, 2019

Dr. Brieva is incredible; so clearly has advanced expertise in the area of rare skin diseases. He also really conveys his concern and caring, and is very dedicated and available to helping one truly heal.

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March 04, 2019

I liked that he explained the app he was using to take pictures of moles to track over time. made me feel confident they were using technology to make the patient experience easier and better

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March 04, 2019

Have recommended this provider to many friends. He is the best!!

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March 04, 2019

100% confidence in Dr. Brieva. I can't say enough good things.

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March 02, 2019

Dr.Brieva has been my dermatologist for at least 20 years. That says it all!

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March 01, 2019

Dr Brieva is an outstanding Doctor.

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February 15, 2019

I feel Dr. Brieva is among the top dermatologists in the city...very happy to have him as my health provider!

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February 10, 2019

Dr Brieva is 4 stars the best

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February 10, 2019

confidence in doctor, but he does speak and move quickly...a little tough to follow.

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January 29, 2019

*Dr. Brieva always explain every thing.

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January 28, 2019

Dr Brieva was great he suggested a humidifier to help with the dry heat in my condo. He was very personable

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January 21, 2019

Dr. Brieva is the Best of the Best

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January 17, 2019

great

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January 17, 2019

After over two years of being under the care of various physicians, I finally found Dr. Brieva. I'm confident I will get the care I need.

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January 13, 2019

Wonderful doctor. Whole life medicine even though he is a specialist.

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January 11, 2019

This is the first time a doctor listened to me when i said.

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January 11, 2019

dr Brieva is the Best

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January 07, 2019

The doctor asked me what my concerns were and showed him and he recommended what he thought would work best for me, a little bit rushed but I think he was fair.

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December 21, 2018

The Best!

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December 18, 2018

excellent service

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December 14, 2018

Dr. Brieva. is an excellent doctor . he has tops in his field and extremely knowledgeable reliable and dependable . I have been coming to him for over 20 years, and have referred many patients to him his expertise is five star!

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December 11, 2018

provider was very rushed. no opportunity to discuss other concerns

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December 10, 2018

most helpful!

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November 19, 2018

Dr Brieva is fantastic. I feel very blessed to have him managing my disease.

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November 06, 2018

*Dr. Brieva is an incredible doctor and researcher especially in the field of rare skin diseases. I cannot say enough good things about him and the care I receive.

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November 05, 2018

Dr. Jouquin Brieva was efficient and very quick. I would not recommend him to a friend that needs hand holding and a lot of verbal interaction. I appreciate his speed and was happy to get back to work...word on the street is that he is quite brilliant and that is what I care about.

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November 04, 2018

Dr Brieva and his staff have been outstanding

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November 01, 2018

Very speedy, rushed. But thorough when paced slower

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November 01, 2018

Here's the thing about Dr. Brieva...he sincerely cared when I was covered in blisters and needed to be cared for. I may not always understand him, but I think he's a pretty good Doctor. And as long as I have this disease, he'll be my Physician.

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October 31, 2018

I was very pleased with my visit.

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October 25, 2018

Very good

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October 25, 2018

Felt rush

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October 20, 2018

Dr Brieva seemed very interested and concerned with my problem. After many doctors who could not offer any answers or hope Dr Brieva seemed to know just what my problem was and immediately brought in another doctor who has special experience in a special area. It was the first encourgagement I have received in 2 years.

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October 12, 2018

Dr. Brieva was concise and clear. I also appreciated the written instructions and his sending the prescriptions directly to Walgreens.

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October 03, 2018

Dr. Brieva saved my lif about 9 years ago. He is one of the smartest and most competent doctors I have ever met!

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September 30, 2018

Provider seemed rushed and in a hurry.

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September 28, 2018

we would recommend Dr. Brieva to anyone who would need a Dermatolofist. what a grand Dr. I had a suspicious mark on my cheek, so Dr. Brieva made sure I was relaxed and understood what he was going to do.

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September 28, 2018

Dr. Brieva is an outstanding physician! The best I've encountered at Northwestern.

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September 15, 2018

Dr. Brieva is an excellent physician and educator. He diagnosed my husband's Erythrodermic psorisis promptly, and answered all our concerns and questions.

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September 14, 2018

All excellent.

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September 07, 2018

very precise in the diagnose and management

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August 24, 2018

Dr. Brieva is close to genius level in his field--diagnosed and successfully treated a rare condition that had left my other practitioners baffled. He is very friendly, explains everything carefully and thoroughly. His diagnoses and therapies are exceptionally adroit. I understand why he is so busy and have no real problem waiting to see him because once I see him my time proves to be very well spent. He is an outstanding medical practitioner.

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August 03, 2018

Dr Brieva, is a extremely conscientious Dr that provides great care, and he is quite compassionate about his patients.

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August 03, 2018

I have already recommended him and will continue to do so! he pays attention to the details and i feel like my care is in excellent hands

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July 23, 2018

Dr Brieva is the best! I'm usually very anxious walking in but he always puts my mind at ease, listens to my concerns, and works with me to come up w/ a plan. I don't like having to travel downtown for my visit, but to see him I would ( and do) make it a point every time!

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July 20, 2018

Dr. Brieva is one of the best MD's I have ever seen. An excellent diagnostician.

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July 20, 2018

great!

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July 19, 2018

I have great confidence in Dr. Brieva's analysis and solutions.

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July 16, 2018

The Doctor was running very late and he was kind. My appointment was rushed he was behind he did apologized about being late. I really liked the staff and the Doctor. I get some patients need more attention.

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July 15, 2018

Wonderful bedside manor. doctor was attentive and was extremely thorough. overall, a great experience.

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June 28, 2018

Dr Brieva is a caring and exceptionally competent professional. It is a delight to be under his care

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June 26, 2018

Outstanding care!

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June 15, 2018

Dr. Brieva Is not only an excellent physician--- but also a very pleasant and reassuring person.

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June 10, 2018

outstanding and outstandingly super

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June 07, 2018

I have to believe that Dr. Brieva is giving me every chance to overcome this disease. I know they genuinely care about me and my treatment. I am very lucky to have them.

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June 06, 2018

I moved to San Francisco but kept my Dr. due to my trust in him.

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June 01, 2018

very good.

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May 29, 2018

Dr. Brieva personifies "the Best" in Dermatology

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May 28, 2018

Dr. Brieva is very busy so he doesn't spend a lot of time in the room, but he is VERY good, very confident and complete, so I trust him with my care and would recommend hi to anyone.

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May 26, 2018

I had numerous communications with Dr. B & his staff which resolved the problem quickly & efficiently.

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May 23, 2018

care is always excellent.

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May 22, 2018

Dr. Brieva is excellent!

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May 14, 2018

I believe Dr Brieva is one of the very best in his fields. Even if we move out of the area, it is likely I will return for semi-annual checkup with him.

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April 28, 2018

he saw the problem and diagnosed it right away. told me the probable reason for it. a smart guy

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April 28, 2018

Very professional

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April 27, 2018

I've seen dr brieva for many years and I find him to be among the most friendly and approachable doctors. however he's never on time and always seems in a hurry to get the exam done. after waiting 45 minutes past my appointment, which is average with him, an apology would be appreciated as would a sense of focus on me and my exam

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April 26, 2018

all good!

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April 25, 2018

Was a bit too fast talking.

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April 24, 2018

Dr. Brieva recommended diet changes and dietary supplements to help my condition that I would not have known about on my own which was helpful

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April 19, 2018

*Dr. Brieva is very good at explaining procedure and is compassionate. Would recommend to any looking to get a skin exam.

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April 17, 2018

I regularly see Dr. Brieva and am pleased with his attention To my concerns. He let's explains my dx , and let's me help decide what treatment we both think will give me the best outcome. also he always welcomes me with a smile and remembers me, which means a lot! I know the sheer volume of patients he sees, and he never makes me feel like a number, but a valued patient!

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April 11, 2018

Doctor is well known for his expertise and recommendations. That is why I chose him.

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