Dr. William Rivers, DO

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 40
  
Dr. Rivers
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Univ New Mexico Neurosurgery

1 Univ Of New Mexico Msc 10 # 561 Albuquerque, NM 87131

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Dr. William Rivers, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Rivers has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Unm Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivers to book an appointment.


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Dr. Rivers accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivers treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivers treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivers treats Spondylosis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivers treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivers treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivers treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivers treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivers treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivers treats Chronic Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivers treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivers treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rivers treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Rivers' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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4.1

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This man rushed me through...like he was ready for hix net patient already. I have had chronic pain that has been all over my body for years. Trying numerous different doctors. Thought maybe he could be the one to try and figure it out. Nope!. He told me to pick one part because he couldn't do more than that. I picked my neck/shoulder. He clicked FAST through my mri. He said at least you're walking, you should see some of my other patients. I have battled with trying to get help for years and this was just one more unhelpful doctor. I started crying because of the pain mixed with his poor uncaring attitude. He said I should see a psychologist. That was it. No help!
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Apr 26, 2020
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Dr. Rivers is genuinely concerned and compassionate for his patient's well being. He works well with referring doctors. I find Dr. Rivers to be an excellent listener, highly professional and very knowledgeable.
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yolyfe in Albuquerque, NM – Nov 18, 2019
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Patient, kind, compassionate. Excellent doctor!
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F. Chapman – Jan 31, 2019
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I was finally able to get a referral over to UNM spine care after getting the run around at Presbyterian for 1 1/2 years after surgery performed there. I was in tears when Dr. Rivers walked in wanting answers. This is the first doctor who actually had some compassion and finally gave me some options! He was a breath of fresh air after dealing with chronic back pain for over 2 years. I haven’t had any procedures done with him yet, but based on my 1st appt with him I would fully trust him!
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Ang in Albuqueruqe, NM – Apr 04, 2018
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Awesome Doctor , knows exactly where the pain is Recommend highly And nice bedside manner
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Albuquerque, NM – Oct 15, 2017
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Nice calm person upon meeting. Listens to the patient. I had an a spinal epidural for sciatica and the procedure was wonderful. The wait time to see him is worth it.
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Sue in Santa Fe, NM – Sep 24, 2017
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He is the best changed my life for the better!
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Biography

Dr. William Rivers, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Rivers has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Unm Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivers to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Rivers offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Rivers offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Rivers offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Rivers offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Rivers have free onsite parking?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Rivers has free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Rivers offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Rivers offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Rivers offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Rivers offers evening visits

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Locations

Univ New Mexico Neurosurgery

Univ New Mexico Neurosurgery1 Univ Of New Mexico Msc 10 # 561 Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Clinical Neuroscience Center

Clinical Neuroscience Center2211 Lomas Blvd Ne Fl 1 Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Unm Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average