Dr. William Rivers, DO

Pain MedicineMaleAge 41

Dr. Rivers
Accepting new patients

Unm Sandoval Regional Medical Center Inc.

3001 Broadmoor Blvd NE Rio Rancho, NM 87144

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(505) 272-9494

Dr. William Rivers, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Rio Rancho, NM. He is affiliated with medical facilities Unm Hospital and Unm Sandoval Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivers to book an appointment.

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Dr. Rivers' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivers treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rivers treats this condition more than 98% 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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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivers treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rivers treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rivers' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(505) 272-9494

Dr. Rivers accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Presbyterian Health Plan
Commercial

Dr. Rivers' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivers

4.1

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
70%
(7)
4 Stars
10%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 26, 2020
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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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yolyfe in Albuquerque, NM – Nov 18, 2019
Patient, kind, compassionate. Excellent doctor!
What went well
  • 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
4 people found this helpful
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F. Chapman – Jan 31, 2019
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!
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
6 people found this helpful
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Ang in Albuqueruqe, NM – Apr 04, 2018
Awesome Doctor , knows exactly where the pain is Recommend highly And nice bedside manner
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
4 people found this helpful
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Albuquerque, NM – Oct 15, 2017
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.
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
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Sue in Santa Fe, NM – Sep 24, 2017
He is the best changed my life for the better!
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
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Albuquerque, NM – Mar 27, 2017

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About Me

Biography

Dr. William Rivers, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Rio Rancho, NM. He is affiliated with medical facilities Unm Hospital and Unm Sandoval Regional...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

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

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. William Rivers, DO accepting new patients?

Dr. William Rivers, DO generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Rivers' profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. William Rivers, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Rivers frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rivers treats.

Where is Dr. William Rivers, DO's office located?

Dr. Rivers' office is located at 3001 Broadmoor Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Unm Sandoval Regional Medical Center Inc.3001 Broadmoor Blvd NE Rio Rancho, NM 87144
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rivers is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Unm Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

Unm Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Rio Rancho, NM

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average