Abraham Rivera, MDfapmconference
Dr. Rivera was born on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, where he graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He did an internship in General Surgery at San Juan City Hospital and then was deployed to Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska to serve the United States Army. His military service exposed him to the challenges of Emergency Medicine and primary care in an era before MRIs and CT Scanners were readily available. He was honorably discharged and in 1989, started a primary care practice in rural Nebraska where he was the primary care doctor for Genoa Community Hospital.
He practiced there as country doctor for four years. From delivering babies to reducing fractures, Dr. Rivera did it all with little technology and much compassion, dedication, and clinical skills. In 1992, he applied and was accepted for Anesthesiology residency and Pain Management training at Albany Medical Center in New York. After completion of his training, he stayed there in academic and private practice for over a decade.
He had a thriving practice of Pain Management affiliated with Albany Medical Center where he was in charge of training the Anesthesiology residents and CRNA students in the art and science of Pain Medicine.
He relocated to sunny Florida in 2005, where he has been in private practice since. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Physician Partners of America, a multi-specialty, multi-state large medical group. He is actively involved in mentoring, leading, and training of physicians in the group and the community interested in acquiring and honing their skills in the performance of interventional pain management procedures.