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Vivian R. Rider, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Pediatrics
    • Board Certified:


    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English

    Dr. Rider enjoys spending time with her four children. She is passionate about the importance of reading to children and has written four children's books. She enjoys gardening, cooking and art. She has done medical mission work in Haiti and Mexico

    "I love getting to know families and watching children grow up. One of my main priorities as a pediatrician is helping families start healthy habits from the beginning, including good nutrition, exercise, and reading together." - Dr. Rider

    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota School of Public Health University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    • Internship
      Arkansas Children's Hospital
    • Residency
      Arkansas Children's Hospital
    • Fellowship
      University of Minnesota - Dept of Nephrology

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO