Dr. Abraham Rivera, MD

Dr. Abraham Rivera, MD

Pain Medicine | Male

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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.Read more

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Dr. Rivera was born in Ft. Stewart, Georgia, USA. Grew in a military family in Puerto Rico where he went...Read more

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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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Dr. Rivera says...

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.

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.

Dr. Rivera says...

Pain Management Specialist

Intraspinal Infusion Pumps

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, PRP

Dr. Rivera says...

Specializes in High End Interventional procedures such as Spinal Cord Stimulation, Morphine infusion Pumps and Minimally Invasive spinal surgery.

Sacroiliac joint fusion

Stem Cell grafts

Platelet Rich Plasma

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

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    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Rivera has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement (5/20/2015)
    • Amount or Range: $250,000.00
    • Nature of Complaint: HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
    • State: Florida
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Why It Matters: Dr. Rivera's Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

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

Education

  • Medical School
    UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    San Juan City Hosp-PR Med Ctr

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Albany Medical Center, Anesthesiology

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Puerto Rico

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Procedures Performed

  • 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

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