Dr. Efrain Rivera, MD

Dr. Efrain Rivera, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Efrain Rivera, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in El Paso, TX and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1981 and specializes in interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology.

1501 N Mesa St Ste 300

El Paso, TX 79902

Contact Information

(915) 261-7226

Insurance Accepted

  • Ambetter
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
more than 89% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Rivera does not have any board certifications listed.

28  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University Of Houston
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Baylor College Of Medicine, Texas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College Of Medicne Affiliated Hospitals Texas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Texas Tech University Of School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Solar Health Dallas Pain Management
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Texas Tech University School Of Medicine Dept Of Internal Medicine Instructor Of Internal Medicine
    Other Education | Completed
  • Us Air Force Reserve Major Medical Corp
    Other Education | Completed
  • Usphs Commissioned Medical Officer
    Other Education | Completed

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
6 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rivera's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Wow wow. Wow ! Changed pain specialists! Dr Rivera and staff are out there top shelf ! Nothing but the best he saw me had well bed side manners! Never once did he see me as a person just seeking meds wich I do need and use ! His staff is outstanding and very happy considering they have to deal...more
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Doctor Rivera and his staff have really helped me with my back pain making me feel better than I have in years'
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After 12 X-rays, 5 MRI scans and lots of visits with chiropractors, physical therapy and orthopedic surgeons I was referred to Dr. Rivera for pain management. Dr. Rivera took the time to evaluate my condition and based on his expertise performed a procedure that helped me more than I could ever...more
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Dr. Rivera is an extremely passionate Specialist. Dr. Rivera's staff is caring as well. I feel comfort knowing that Dr. Rivera and his staff are treating my pain concerns.
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