Miguel A. Rivera, M.D. has been practicing Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Interventional Pain Management for over 10 years. PM&R is a branch of medicine emphasizing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders related to the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and musculoskeletal systems.
A graduate of University Autonomy of Guadalajara in 2002, Dr. Rivera went on to complete the Fifth Pathway Program at the New York Medical College, NY. After completing an internship in internal medicine in Hospital De La Concepcion, Ponce School of Medicine, he did a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville NC. Upon successful completion of the residency Dr. Rivera excelled in an interventional spine and pain management fellowship at The Kahan Center for Pain Management where he trained with Dr. Brian Kahan, one of the top interventional pain physicians.
Dr. Rivera has devoted much time to his profession. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Rivera’s special area of interest is to establish a comprehensive approach in the treatment of patients suffering from neuro-musculoskeletal pain and spine conditions. This treatment may involve the use of different modalities including physical therapy, neuro-musculoskeletal myofascial release, intra-articular injections, X-ray-guided spinal injections, and regenerative medicine.
In his spare time, Dr Rivera can be found with his wife and two boys on soccer fields, hiking, gardening, cooking, and water sports. He is fluent in English and Spanish.