Dr. Jason Rivers


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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 30 reviews. Dr. Jason Rivers has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dermatologist-related: skin disease, warts, acne, rash, dermatitis, skin tumors, moles, skin cancer, psoriasis
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RID: 5214635
27/02/14 5 5 5 5 I had 3 recommendations for cosmetic dermatologists, emailed each for info. Dr. Rivers' office responded within a day(!) so I chose him. So glad I did! My goal was to rid my 64-yr old face of some big brown "aging" spots. Dr. Jason explained that they're sundamage spots, described fully what the treatment (Fraxel Duo laser) would involve, how effective it would be, and the cost. He illustrated the treatment using before & after photos of clients who'd had the same treatment, so I knew exactly what to expect. I felt confident with his approach and his enthusiastic enjoyment of what he does. I've since had 2 Fraxel Duo treatments, and recently an IPL and MedLite treatment. All went exactly as described and the results are fantastic. Unfortunately, his waiting list for *medical* referrals is months long (my husband was going to book with him), and about a month's wait for *cosmetic* appointments. Worth waiting! His staff is very professional too. I have complete trust in all of them.  Respond
RID: 3606482
15/11/13 5 5 5 5 I have been to Pacific Dermaesthetics for chemical peels with Candance Gellizeau. I have to say my entire experience has been amazing and first class. I had my first session of tattoo removal and lasering of broken blood vessels with Dr. Rivers. Jason was great at explaining the procedures and making sure I had no discomfort. Very clean facilities and great staff. I was also given a follow up call to check in on me. I would highly recommend Jason Rivers and Pacific Dermaesthetics for anything involving your skin.  Respond
RID: 3604900
13/11/13 5 5 5 5 I am a lucky recipient of Dr. Jason Rivers masterful work. I had severe acne scarring and had lost a lot of the volume in my face. I appeared weathered and well beyond my thirty years and had lost the desire to be social. 9 years later and a series of procedures; a few fraxel laser repair and restores, some fillers, Botox and Dr. River's skillful hands, my skin is night and day to what it was. My scars are more than half gone, I have my cheeks and lips back and my Botox treatments have only ever left me looking brighter. Dr. Rivers gave me more than "cosmetic enhancements", he gave me my life back. I love everything about him, his office and his staff. Highly recommend.  Respond
RID: 2720053
26/07/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Rivers is amazing. He's extremely knowledgeable so going to him I always feel like I get the most reliable and unbiased information. Most importantly, I never feel like he's pushing any particular service on me. He's not a salesman, he's my doctor. The Pacific Dermaesthetics office is great as well. The staff is very professional and friendly. I have never had to wait more than 5 minutes for my appointment.  Respond
RID: 2705501
10/07/13 4 4 5 5 I've seen dermatologists for 30+ years for a rare congenital skin disorder that is very painful and debilitating when it flares. A dermatologist referred me to Dr. Rivers. My MD calls Dr. Rivers "the derm's derm" as a result. I'm deeply grateful for Dr. Rivers' extensive knowledge base which was evident from first intake. He consistently takes time to hear what I have to say. His questions display a depth and breadth of knowledge that is evident in my treatment outcomes -- I have a management plan now for a condition I've experienced for 30+ years. The most recent strategy was to add an antibiotic that was developed for another condition, and was released in Canada literally days before I saw Dr. Rivers. That type of lateral thinking is the mark of a true expert in their field, in my experience. It's helped me more than anything else has helped in the past. Nothing but good things to say about Dr. Rivers.  Respond
RID: 2586092
15/03/13 1 1 1 1 What a disappointment. I have been a few times to Dr. Rivers and I give up. I always wait a long time and then he rushes through my treatment. I had a fraxal at a $1000 dollars and he literally sped through the treatment in 8 or 9 minutes. Once he did my lips and they looked ridiculous and again, he did a rush job. For a seemingly accomplished doctor, his work has been so bad. Would not recommend him at all. Don't believe all the hype about this clinic.  See Responses
RID: 2427853
18/09/12 4 1 2 3 I was not happy with my experience. Dr Rivers was 50 minutes late for my appointment and gave me a prescription for a cream that should not be used while breastfeeding. I had my baby in the room during the appointment and he still have me the prescription. Thankfully my pharmacist picked up on his error.  Respond
RID: 2412004
27/08/12 5 3 5 5 Dr. J. Rivers is extremely good as a dermatologist and personable as well. I have had him as my Dr. for approx. 30+ yrs. & seen his expertise and practice grow. He is very informed & helpful as is his staff. You sometimes wait but that is because they take time to examine & explain to patients while being efficient. Cost vary but are comparative not exorbitant.  Respond
18/04/12 SYSTEM: 1 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1702927
02/02/12 4 4 4 5 Very professional clinic. I received excellent care. I would highly recommend. 
Paid (or co-pay): $600
RID: 1526106
30/08/11 3 1 2 2 In and out of the room fast. Results of my botox and filler were asymmetrical and mediocre. Personally, I wouldn't recommend him.  Respond
RID: 1455159
02/06/11 1 2 4 5 Went for consultation. He was nice enough but had to endure some blond assistant first who didn't seem like she knew much. Painful. Would rather just talk to him but he was in and out quickly. Liked him but too rushed. Not sure I will have any of the treatments recommended.  Respond
RID: 1443654
17/05/11 2 5 2 3 The procedure, the removal of a cherry angioma, was done in a quick and cursory manner and I felt rushed out the door. It cost twice as much as I was quoted. I felt hurried to make a quick decision on which of two treatments to take. I felt I could see dollar signs in the eyes of both the assistant and the doctor. I felt their impatience. Very disappointing all round. I felt like I was "had". Wouldn't recommend this clinic to anyone. 
Paid (or co-pay): $336
RID: 1422126
21/04/11 3 5 5 5 Dr.Rivers is one of the leaders in skin care.I trust him.He knows what he is talking about.The clinic is wonderful.Therefore you will pay more than a lot of other clinics.  Respond
RID: 1408170
06/04/11 1 5 5 5 I agree that Dr. Rivers is such a great, expert doctor,His staff are like in a factory conveyor.They are not very nice and respectful. They don't care much about you, just doing their job, booking, setting appointments, answering phone... being nice? hah!! no way..The doctor, however, is the complete opposite, just the nicest, kindest and perfectly a professional.  Respond
RID: 1402514
30/03/11 5 4 5 5 Went to Dr. Rivers when he as associated with the VGH, and would not go to anyone else. Have recommended him to several people and they feel the same way. Staff is friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Have had laser, botox, fillers, all with amazing results. Never overdone, and always leave feeling wonderful. They are simply the best!  Respond
RID: 1312484
11/12/10 1 3 3 4 The worst staff I've ever came across. No respect or good intentions, just after your money. Was handed a receipt directly after my procedure with no after-care tips and basically shoved out. Will never go back.  Respond
RID: 1294426
16/11/10 5 5 5 5 Dr.Rivers is kind, calm and knowledgable. I felt I was in good hands for dermatology and cosmetic (botox) treatments. Very ethical. Beautiful clinic and friendly positive receptionists. I would recommend to friends.  Respond
RID: 1291183
10/11/10 4 3 1 3 I saw Dr. Rivers when he was still at UBC derm clinic - mole removal and sclerotherapy (the latter which his assistant did the second time - and did it better, thruthfully - more thorough). I found Rivers distant, not well-responding to questions (I only had a few) and a little unfriendly. I only saw him for the rounds of treatment that i had 'signed' up for and never went back. I do think at that time he was more concerned with media attention as he was setting up his new clinic. Pitty that Dr. McGillivray joined him as he was fantastic when I saw him in Coquitlam but his fees are now just not worth it. 
Paid (or co-pay): $400
RID: 1287298
05/11/10 5 5 5 5 Simply the best. I've been to a number of dermatologists, and most of them are dismissive and mean - like you don't have enough self esteem problems. Dr. Rivers is discreet, caring, professional, extremely knowledgeable and competent. I highly recommend him.  Respond
RID: 1120787
04/03/10 5 4 5 5 Thoughtful, fabulous doctor who still treats non cosmetic patients. As a cosmetic patient, I cannot recommend him too highly, especially with Botox- which he does, unlike most dermatologists, who have staff do this. Very subtle, and great results.  Respond
RID: 1061986
21/12/09 5 4 5 5 Dr. Rivers is an excellent physician. He is professional, knowledgeable and caring, a rare combination. I would not go to anyone else for skin care needs. He deserves all the success he has at his new location. He is a very fine man and excellent doctor.  Respond
RID: 772226
24/01/09 4 4 5 5 Very sweet and down to earth.Best botox I've ever had and I've had lots He was late, but apoligized up and down. Not cheap, but worth it. His staff are great.  Respond
RID: 736312
04/12/08 5 5 5 5 Dr Rivers Is fantastic ! Highly professional Extremely knowlegable in all aspects on cancer of skin plus ANY question Ive asked, about MANY other questions I had. He has devoted years to advancing knowledge on prevention of skin cancer at an unpaid level and deserves his new level of business at his new office . His sucess is so very well deserved.  Respond
RID: 708333
23/10/08 2 5 4 5 he seemed more concerned with being on much music then interacting positively with his patients, and he was rather unclear with his fees saying they were guaranteed for life then raising them with no explanation. I must admit his staff was fantastic except for his bitter and mean receptionist/money collector that left you feeling unwelcome and untrusted.  Respond
RID: 583857
06/05/08 5 5 5 5 I will miss his kindness and profectional treatment before he opened his new office, to bad I can not pay for the private clinc. Thank you Doctor Jason Rivers for being good doctor.  Respond
RID: 562189
09/04/08 4 2 4 5 I've been seeing Dr. Rivers for years. Nice guy, very sincere with no pretentiousness. Highly knowledgeable.  Respond
RID: 384414
12/08/07 5 4 4 5 dr rivers is a good doctor who got rid of the birthmark on my forhead people should use him  Respond
RID: 361976
09/07/07 4 4 5 5 Great Dr. to see if you have any skin concerns. He REALLY listens and takes his time. Office is clean and updated. See him every year and would not see anyone else for skin issues.  Respond
RID: 315156
10/05/07 2 3 4 Dr. Rivers is a very good doctor. However, I was quite upset when he told me I needed BOTOX! I am 37 and am told I look younger than my age. I felt that he really was looking to make $$$$ off me and that it was not for health purposes that he made the suggestion but for VANITY. I was not impressed as I did not go see him for cosmetic reasons.  See Responses
RID: 244922
30/03/07 5 5 5 He is truly a great doctor. If you need to know about your skin..this is the doctor you should see. He keeps current in his knowledge -is pleasant, easy to talk to and listens to your every word. He really cares about the effects of the sun on your skin and is one of the few doctors who is constantly sharing his information with the general public....truly a dedicated professional.  Respond
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