Dr. Efrain Rivera, MD

Interventional Pain MedicineMaleAge 68

Dr. Rivera
Accepting new patients

Texas Pain Management

1501 N Mesa St Ste 300 El Paso, TX 79902

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(915) 261-7226

Dr. Efrain Rivera, MD is a Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist in El Paso, TX and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Baylor University medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with The Hospitals Of Providence Memorial Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivera to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Chronic Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Rivera's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Rivera accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Rivera's Reviews

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5.0

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A few days ago, was my first visit w/ his NP (well second visit to his office) and his Staff is very professional and he is very good, and I think he understands my condition which is good. He didn’t try to push injections a lot (like some other Doctors). I think he realizes that I’m in a lot of pain and need more than 90mme, and I think the start has gone well.
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
What could be improved
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Guy in Pain – Jun 20, 2021
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 with us grumpy ?? pain patients! Great job Texas pain management! Will definitely refer all my people to you ! Again thank you for seeing me and helping! God bless ! And may the lord continue to bless u
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
13 people found this helpful
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Juan lopez in El Paso, TX – Dec 14, 2017
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 imagine. I've had lower back pain for the past 8 years (always moderate and sometimes severe where I could not even get up from the floor or walk due to the pain) and just now am I pain free thanks to him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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El Paso, TX – Sep 14, 2016
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.
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
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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El Paso, TX – Mar 08, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Efrain Rivera, MD is a Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist in El Paso, TX and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Education

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

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Efrain Rivera, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rivera frequently treats Low Back Pain, Chronic Pain, and Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rivera treats.

Where is Dr. Efrain Rivera, MD's office located?

Dr. Rivera's office is located at 1501 N Mesa St Ste 300, El Paso, TX 79902. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Efrain Rivera, MD speak?

Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Texas Pain Management

Texas Pain Mgmt.1501 N Mesa St Ste 300 El Paso, TX 79902
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The Hospitals Of Providence Memorial Campus

El Paso, TX

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average