Dr. Abraham Rivera, MD

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Dr. Abraham Rivera, MD
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.

3450 E Fletcher Ave Ste 350

Tampa, FL 33613

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Dr. Abraham Rivera, MD

Dr. Abraham Rivera, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • 8 More

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Care Philosophy

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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Dr. Rivera's Experience

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Dr. Rivera's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
2

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**
42

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
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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

Education

  • 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
4.0
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Rivera's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Clearwater, FL |
He cares and is considerate of your needs.
in Lakeland, FL |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rivera accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
    NetworkBlue
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
    Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
    Tricare
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • National Elevator
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Neighborhood Health Partnership
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Rivera has admitting privileges

Florida Hospital Tampa
3100 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33613
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