Dr. Abraham Rivera, MD

Dr. Abraham Rivera, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Dr. Abraham Rivera, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.Read his story

3450 E Fletcher Ave Ste 350

Tampa, FL 33613

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • 13 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rivera performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Rivera's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Rivera's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rivera "Dr. Rivera was born in Ft. Stewart, Georgia, USA. Grew in a military family in Puerto Rico where he went to college and Medical School. He was deployed in the US Army to Fairbanks, Alaska where he trained and served as the Chief of the Emergency department. He was honorably discharged in 1989. He practiced primary care in Genoa, NE until 1993 when he moved to Albany NY to train in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He relocated to Tampa, FL in 2005 and has been practicing Pain Management in the Tampa Bay Area since. He is well known by his peers for conducting many training programs in regards to advanced pain management interventional procedures."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rivera "Compassionate, Accessible, Available and Capable Physicians

Our group specializes in giving you options in regards to your care making you an active participant in your care plan

We offer alternatives not available to many other practices

This is why you need a pain specialist. You need a doctor who is willing to put all the pieces together. A physician that is willing to cut past artificial medical specialty lines. A physician that is willing to listen to you, able to carefully examine you and systematically interpret the data and complete the workup. 

Accessible is a physician that you can call on his cell phone when you need help. Available when you need an appointment tomorrow. Affable when you are sitting in the exam room and need somebody to confide. Finally your doctor must have the ability to do what is needed with expertise, competence."

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2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**

43  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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23  Procedures

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 5/20/2015
    Amount or Range: $250,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
    State: Florida
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Puerto Rico
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • San Juan City Hosp-Pr Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Albany Medical Center, Anesthesiology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rivera has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rivera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rivera to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rivera's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

He cares and is considerate of your needs.
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Dr Rivera is a very caring doctor with an excellent bedside manner. He listens to what you're saying and doesn't rush your appointment. I've recommended him to several family members and friends.
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