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.
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Dr. Rivera's 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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Overall Patient Satisfaction
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rivera to family and friends is 4 out of 5