COVID-19 VACCINES

At Rivers Family Medicine,

we encourage our patients to schedule an appointment to have a discussion with your provider about you and the safety of the vaccine for you.

Citrus County
Lake County
Marion County
Sumter County

Who can get the
COVID-19 Vaccine?

In accordance with Executive Order 20-315 issued on December 23, 2020, providers shall only administer COVID-19 vaccine to the following populations: long-term care facility residents and staff, persons 65 years of age and older, and health care personnel with direct patient contact. Hospital providers, however, also may vaccinate persons who they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. As additional information becomes available, it will be posted on the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 website.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-315
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19

Look below to see where an individual included in
Executive Order 20-315 can receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

Long-term care facility residents and staff

Primary Vaccine Providers


CVS and Walgreens

Additional Vaccine Providers


Florida Department of Health and Florida Department of Emergency Management

Persons 65 years of age and older

Primary Vaccine Providers


County health departments

Additional Vaccine Providers


Hospitals and other community health care providers, including a federally qualified health center (FQHC)

Health care personnel with direct patient contact

Primary Vaccine Providers


Hospitals and COVID-19 vaccine providers

Additional Vaccine Providers


County health departments and other community providers, including a FQHC

Persons deemed extremely vulnerable by hospital providers

Primary Vaccine Providers


Hospital providers

Additional Vaccine Providers


N/A

PATIENT PORTAL

• Ask questions of doctors, nurses and staff members

• Request prescription refills

• View your personal health record

• Examine your current and past statements

As we continue in our efforts to provide our patients with the highest quality of care, we are constantly looking for methods of working together with you to ensure that you are not only aware of, but also involved in the management and improvement of your health.

We are proud to inform you that our practice offers the opportunity to use the power of the web to track the most important aspects of your healthcare through our office. The Patient Portal enables our patients to communicate with our doctors, nurses, and staff members easily, safely, and securely via the Internet using a browser or a smart phone using an application called Healow that is a free download.  If you sign up you will be given your ID and password, enabling you to access the Portal and your records, including lab and diagnostic test results, educational information, billing statements, and other health information.

By using the Patient Portal, you no longer have to call the office, leave a message, and wait for a response to get the results of your lab work.  Those results will be available to you through the Portal.

The Healow app is the mobile app that allows you all the same access as the portal with your mobile device.

Login on desktop
Download Healow App on iOS
Healow App on Android

NEW PATIENTS

We look forward to seeing you
at your scheduled appointment.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your arrival time. Your new patient packet must be submitted to the office no less than 2 days prior to your appointment to allow time for your information to be added to your chart. Click here to complete your new patient intake form online.

To ensure that you are seen, please be sure to bring the following to your appointment:

• Original insurance cards (Photo copies will not be accepted)

• A valid government issued photo ID (Villages residence cards do not qualify)

• A current medication list that includes both dosage and frequency

• Your completed new patient packet

• For safety purposes all minor children under 18 years of age, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

OUR PROVIDERS

STEVEN RIVERS

M.D.

Dr. Rivers moved to The Villages in July 2004. He was born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He completed both his undergraduate degree and medical degree at the University of Iowa located in Iowa City, IA.

He completed his internship, and residency at the Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency located in Orlando, FL. He is board certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Rivers is devoted to providing quality, compassionate, medical care with a focus on preventive medicine. He is aggressive in educating the patient, and involving them in the decision making process. Services include, but are not limited to: comprehensive medical care, health maintenance, minor surgical procedures, skin care, and preventive services.

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WILDWOOD

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FRIDAY

THE VILLAGES

JULIO UGARTE

M.D.

Julio Ugarte M.D. grew up in Miami, FL. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed medical school at The University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

He also completed both his internship and residency at the Florida Hospital Family Medicare Residency in Orlando, FL and is board certified in Family Medicine.

He relocated to The Villages area in 1993. He thoroughly enjoys partnering with his patients to strive for optimal health and disease prevention. He uses both conventional and functional medicine in his integrated practice.

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THE VILLAGES

FRIDAY

THE VILLAGES

THURSDAY

THE VILLAGES

WEDNESDAY

THE VILLAGES

TUESDAY

THE VILLAGES

ERIN DARIANO

D.O.

Dr. Dariano has been with Rivers Family Medicine for 2 years. Prior she had been practicing Family Medicine in Lima Ohio at Lima Memorial Hospital for 7 years. Dr Dariano is a board certified D.O, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University, and her medical degree at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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WILDWOOD

FRIDAY

THE VILLAGES

THURSDAY

THE VILLAGES

WEDNESDAY

WILDWOOD

TUESDAY

WILDWOOD

ANTHONY DESMARAIS

D.O.

Dr Desmarais completed his final year of residency at Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, Pennsylvania. He completed his Medical Degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s home campus in Philadelphia. Prior to this, Dr. Desmarais served in the United States Army for 8 years. He went to the highly prestigious West Point Military Academy in New York right after high school, earning his BA in Information Systems Engineering as well as his commission to the ranks of a military officer where he continued his military service, including a year-long deployment to Iraq in 2009.

Dr. Desmarais and his wife Kelly have 2 children. Dr Desmarais is committed to providing thorough, compassionate, mindful care for his patients.

MONDAY

WILDWOOD

FRIDAY

WILDWOOD

THURSDAY

WILDWOOD

WEDNESDAY

WILDWOOD

TUESDAY

WILDWOOD

STEVEN RIVERS

M.D.

Dr. Rivers moved to The Villages in July 2004. He was born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He completed both his undergraduate degree and medical degree at the University of Iowa located in Iowa City, IA.

He completed his internship, and residency at the Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency located in Orlando, FL. He is board certified in Family Medicine.

Dr. Rivers is devoted to providing quality, compassionate, medical care with a focus on preventive medicine. He is aggressive in educating the patient, and involving them in the decision making process. Services include, but are not limited to: comprehensive medical care, health maintenance, minor surgical procedures, skin care, and preventive services.

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TUESDAY
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WEDNESDAY
WILDWOOD
THURSDAY
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FRIDAY
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JULIO UGARTE

M.D.

Julio Ugarte M.D. grew up in Miami, FL. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed medical school at The University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

He also completed both his internship and residency at the Florida Hospital Family Medicare Residency in Orlando, FL and is board certified in Family Medicine.

He relocated to The Villages area in 1993. He thoroughly enjoys partnering with his patients to strive for optimal health and disease prevention. He uses both conventional and functional medicine in his integrated practice.

MONDAY
⠀VILLAGES⠀
TUESDAY
⠀VILLAGES⠀
WEDNESDAY
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THURSDAY
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FRIDAY
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ERIN DARIANO

D.O.

Dr. Dariano has been with Rivers Family Medicine for 2 years. Prior she had been practicing Family Medicine in Lima Ohio at Lima Memorial Hospital for 7 years. Dr Dariano is a board certified D.O, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University, and her medical degree at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

MONDAY
WILDWOOD
TUESDAY
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WEDNESDAY
⠀VILLAGES⠀
THURSDAY
WILDWOOD
FRIDAY
WILDWOOD

ANTHONY DESMARAIS

D.O.

Dr Desmarais completed his final year of residency at Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, Pennsylvania. He completed his Medical Degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s home campus in Philadelphia. Prior to this, Dr. Desmarais served in the United States Army for 8 years. He went to the highly prestigious West Point Military Academy in New York right after high school, earning his BA in Information Systems Engineering as well as his commission to the ranks of a military officer where he continued his military service, including a year-long deployment to Iraq in 2009.

Dr. Desmarais and his wife Kelly have 2 children. Dr Desmarais is committed to providing thorough, compassionate, mindful care for his patients.

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WILDWOOD
TUESDAY
WILDWOOD
WEDNESDAY
WILDWOOD
THURSDAY
WILDWOOD
FRIDAY
WILDWOOD

PATIENT FORMS

ONLINE FORMS

By using the links provided below you will have the ability to fill out these forms securely online.

RFM New Patient Intake Form
RFM Additional Medical Release
RFM Medical Records Release to another Provider
Rivers Family Medicine Telemedicine Consent Form

DOWNLOADABLE FORMS

Download and print these forms to fill out at your own convenience.

Medical Records Release
Medicare Annual Wellness Check
RFM Blood Pressure Log
RFM Blood Glucose Log

2 LOCATIONS

  • 1503 Buenos Aires Boulevard, Building 110
    The Villages, FL 32159
  • (352) 205 – 4302
  • (352) 430 – 0468

  • 2771 Brownwood Blvd
    The Villages, FL 32163

  • (352) 205 – 4302
  • (352) 430 – 0468

CONTACT US

Contact Rivers Family Medicine

Please call our office at (352) 205 – 4302 or fill out the form below if you would like to request an appointment or have any questions. Our fax number is (352) 430 – 0468 if you need to communicate through fax machine.

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