Dr. Carlos Rivera-Tavarez, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 51

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez
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Campbell Clinic

7887 Wolf River Blvd Germantown, TN 38138

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Dr. Carlos Rivera-Tavarez, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Germantown, TN. He is affiliated with Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivera-Tavarez to book an appointment.

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Dr was helpful and did the injection quickly. This was the first time my appointment was somewhat honored. Here’s hoping this is going to help my ankle
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Sophia – Sep 11, 2021
Excellent doctor. He addressed my problems and put me on a plan to help me get better.
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verline armstrong – Sep 10, 2021
Very professional. Exceptional gifted physician. So thankful that I was referred to him.
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Don Riley – Aug 20, 2021
Very good bedside manner. Explained what he was doing every step of the way.
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Aug 14, 2021
I was able to get a timely appointment and was treated very professionally.
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Clister Birgs – Aug 11, 2021
Visits to the doctor is never easy but I always feel comfortable with my visits to Campbells Clinic
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Aug 05, 2021
Dr Rivera was very thorough in his examination. He explained in words that I understood what he thought was going on. I was pleased with his recommendations for treatment.
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Teresa Cupples Foster – Aug 05, 2021
Dr. Rivera or "Carlos" as he introduced himself, was friendly, thorough and knowledgeable. He provided thorough explanations and different options based on my thoughts/needs/pain. I have sent friends and family to him and will continue to do so.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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J Hoover – Aug 03, 2021
Dr. Rivera was very courteous and on time. He explained my condition very well so that my husband and I had no questions. He was very thourough.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Freda M Rountree – Jul 31, 2021
First, he was extremely nice. He explained what he was doing and what to expect. Explained what to expect afterwards too. Highly professional and caring.
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Jayann Nelson – Jul 29, 2021
Reviewed my mri with doctor riveria. Explained my condition very clearly. Also made a disc of the mri for me. Thank you…
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James calovini – Jul 29, 2021
Great clinic. Even after not having to see the Dr. for over 2 years he remembered me and my problems.
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Jul 24, 2021
My time with doctor Rivera was pleasant and enjoyable he took the time to explain what might be happening with my lower back pain made sure I understood my options and what would be best to start my treatments with him, but unfortunately when I approached the front desk to check in the receptionist was rude and unprofessional to me, I asked her was this doctors River’s office she responded with sarcasm towards me I didn’t think my question was inappropriate or rude, one of the comments she made was that he only see appointments here, so I responded back saying ok then this is his office a black guy an employee jump up to defend her by pointing rudely for me to move over to next window to check in, no patient should have to tolerate this black woman attitude just to see the doctor when nothing was done wrong to her and no employer should allow there staff to insult there patients just because she can hope this can be settled before I return on my next visit, I was there on 07/16/21
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Darron stokes – Jul 19, 2021
Very professional and courteous service.
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Jul 08, 2021
Came in for numbness in my right side and the way Dr. Rivera took time to explain the situation was unbelievable.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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James Miller – Jul 02, 2021
Wow! This was a great experience. The time in the waiting room was minimal. Dr Rivera explained everything to me and had great bedside manner. I highly recommend! He setup a course of treatment that is practical, timely, and aligns with standard of care. Highly impressed!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Aaron Peevyhouse – Jun 11, 2021
He is vary nice to me and gave me a good amount of information and time.
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Apr 20, 2021
I have been a patient of Dr. Rivera now for 7 years. He is very honest and will give his advise on what can best be done for treatment of pain. He has done numerous RFA and steriod injections on myself. He is very gentle and does not want his patients to hurt. I recommend him to anyone with back pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jeff Sartain – Dec 08, 2019
Treatment lasted almost 12 months. Now planning a retreatment ASAP
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Apr 03, 2019
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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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7 people found this helpful
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Biography

Dr. Carlos Rivera-Tavarez, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Germantown, TN. He is affiliated with Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis. He is accepting...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Buffalo Spine & Sports Med
Fellowship Hospital
U of Puerto Rico-U Hosp
Residency Hospital
U Hosp
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Carlos Rivera-Tavarez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats.

Where is Dr. Carlos Rivera-Tavarez, MD's office located?

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez's office is located at 7887 Wolf River Blvd, Germantown, TN 38138. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 97% of his peers

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

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez's conditions and procedures:

  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Locations

Campbell Clinic

Wolf River Clinic7887 Wolf River Blvd Germantown, TN 38138
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Wolf River Clinic7887 Wolf River Blvd Germantown, TN 38138
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Collierville1458 W Poplar Ave Ste 100 Collierville, TN 38017
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Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics

Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics - Wolf River7887 Wolf River Blvd Germantown, TN 38138
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: -
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: -
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rivera-Tavarez is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Memphis, TN

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

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