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Dr. Carlos Rivera-Tavarez, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez

Dr. Carlos Rivera-Tavarez, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Collierville, TN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus in 1996 and specializes in pain medicine, sports medicine, and more.


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(901) 759-3100

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rivera-Tavarez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats Spine Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Shoulder Dislocation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats Spinal Stenosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Carlos Rivera-Tavarez, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Collierville, TN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus in 1996 and specializes in pain medicine, sports medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Buffalo Spine and Sports Med
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Puerto Rico University Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus
Medical School
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivera-Tavarez

4.4

Based on 7 reviews

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Treatment lasted almost 12 months. Now planning a retreatment ASAP
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Took the time to discuss with me my options dealing with lower back pain. Was willing to pursue conservative treatments first. Made sure I understood everything, and did not rush me at all. He is an excellent doctor.
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