OFFICE HOURS
M-T-T-F 8:15 to 5:00 PM
WED.      8:15 to
1: 00 PM

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Dr Marie-Luise Zaldivar
RIVERDALE FAMILY MEDICINE, PA

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127 East Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577

(919) 934-7687

Fax (844) 965-9447

 

 

WELCOME

Our main goal is to help our patients to attain and maintain the highest level of health possible. Our focus is on preventive medicine, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle modifications. We encourage patients to take an active role in their healthcare, and consider our relationship a partnership where most decisions are made jointly. We provide our patients with extensive education and tools they can use to maintain and manage their health in their daily lives. For elderly patients, we welcome and encourage family participation in office visits and all healthcare services.

We care for adults, and adolescents 12 and older. We provide our patients with complete physical examinations, physical therapy, sports physicals, comprehensive female examinations, including endometrial biopsies and colposcopies, smoking cessation, nutritional counseling, skin cancer screening, and minor skin surgery. We utilize evidence-based guidelines published by the US Preventive Care Task Force, the Academy of Family Physicians and other clinical experts. However, all guidelines and protocols are adjusted based on the needs and preferences of the individual patient.

We serve as a medical home for each of our patients. In this role, we coordinate with all other medical providers and services to ensure that each provider has the information needed to provide you with sound clinical advice and services. Should you require hospitalization or admission to a skilled nursing or rehab facility, we work closely with physicians in these facilities to ensure a smooth transition and receive regular reports on your progress. Upon discharge you will receive an appointment in our office for follow-up care.

As a partner in your health care, we need to maintain comprehensive information about your medical history, lifestyle choices, medications and other providers that you see. We ask patients to inform us about all visits to other healthcare providers including behavioral health, medical specialists, and chiropractors. You may provide information about test results and services received or authorize us to contact the provider on your behalf.

Our regular office hours are 8:15am to 5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are open 8:15am to 1pm on Wednesdays. In an effort to enhance convenience for our patients, we provide appointments as early as 8am on selected weekdays upon request. After hours, you will be directed to call the Johnston Memorial Hospital Switchboard. The Operator will contact Dr. Zaldivar and she will return your call within 30 minutes.