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Raquel Nieves, MD

  • Raquel Natalia Nieves
  • “My goal is to deliver the highest quality of care to children in the most compassionate way.”

I knew that I wanted to be a doctor from the time I was 5 years old and I dedicated myself to achieving that goal. I apply that same passion, persistence, and determination with my patients. If there is an issue, I'm going to keep working hard until I can solve it.

My background in the military has played a big role in shaping how I practice medicine; we believe in service before self and excellence in all we do, and I take those concepts to heart when it comes to my patients. I attend conferences and attempt to stay up-to-date on the latest medical advances to practice high-quality, evidence-based medicine. I take every parent or caregiver's concern very seriously and trust them because they are the ones who truly know their child. Often, you can come to a diagnosis without even touching the patient, all you need to do is listen carefully to the history.

I also think having children of my own has made me a better pediatrician in many ways. Having that experience, especially a child with special needs, has filled me with compassion for what parents are going through. When I have patients in front of me, I focus on truly understanding where they're coming from and putting myself in their shoes. I treat each child as if he or she were my own. My goal is to deliver the highest quality of care to children in the most compassionate way.



Work and Education

Professional Education

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 06/30/2003


David Grant USAF Medical Center 60th Medical Group, Travis AFB, CA, 06/30/2006

Board Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics