LEADING THE WAY FOR

INNOVATIONS IN
FOOT & ANKLE SURGERY

Whether it's new advances in

PLATELET-RICH PLASMA THERAPY (PRP),

a new technology for children's foot & ankle surgery, the latest in Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction, or the promises in stem cell research, I'm committed to the advancement of podiatric care and innovations that may offer treatment options for potentially improved outcomes. This is why I'm part of the only 25% of podiatrists that are certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery.  I want to make sure I'm performing at the highest level so I can keep up with the wonderful innovations happening in our space. 

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SPECIALTIES

Dr. Michael Rivera, DPM, FACFAS

Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery

Sports Medicine Related Injuries

Cartilage Restoration & Repair

Ankle and Endoscopic Small Joint Arthroscopy

Trauma of the Foot & Ankle

Pediatric Congenital Deformities​

Correction of Failed Surgeries

Stem Cell Treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment

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Dr Rivera understands the unique needs and concerns of his patients and colleagues.  Dr. Rivera´s practice mission is to provide compassionate, ethical, comprehensive, efficient quality foot and ankle care with an edge on using the latest technological advances in foot and ankle surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Rivera offers the latest advanced technology to solve your pain including minimally invasive Arthroscopic and Endoscopic surgery of the foot and ankle. He uses the latest laser technology for the treatment of skin and nail diseases. Additionally, he uses advanced blood plasma technology for repair of foot and ankle conditions affecting the joints, tendons, and ligaments of the lower extremity.

Dr. Rivera’s treatment philosophy is based on a partnership between the patient and his staff. He believes in a collaborative team effort to utilize our innovative technologies and treatments for lasting solutions. Whether you need extensive treatment, delicate conservative care or preventative exams, you will find treatment at our practice that leads to the results you need.

ENDORSEMENTS

Since 1995, I have been working to provide the best foot & ankle care to physically active patients in the South Florida area.

 

I have translated this patient-centered care abroad by founding the Emmaus Medical Mission. I’ve led and participated in over 40 global medical missions.

 

Most importantly, I love God, my wife, and my daughter, exercise, and golf!

LEADERSHIP

Attending Surgical Professor

WHO I'VE SERVED. OVER 24 YEARS >
 

INNOVATOR & EDUCATOR

Inventor and New Technology Instructor

Experiment

INVENTOR

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

I’ve helped develop products in Foot & Ankle Surgical Space

Vaccination

BIOMEDICINE

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY

I use cutting edge technology and new advances in the Foot & Ankle Surgery space like Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) and Biomedical Implants

Key Speaker, Instructor

INSTRUCTOR

SURGICAL WORKSHOPS

National surgical workshop instructor for orthopedic companies.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

1989-1993

New York College
of Podiatric Medicine
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Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

1994-1995

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1984-1989

Rowen University

Bachelor of Science

Pre-Med

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1993-1994

New York College
of Podiatric Medicine

Affiliated Hospitals Podiatric Surgical Residency

St. Barnabas Hospital Bronx

New York Podiatric Surgical Residency

Fellowship Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Surgery

2004-2015

Mercy Barry University Podiatric Residen
Mercy Hospital

1995-2015

Division Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

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Mercy/Barry University Podiatric Residency Program

Adjunct Surgical Professor

2004-2015

Bayside Ambulatory Surgical Center

Director of Foot & Ankle Surgery

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2006 - 2008

Dade County Podiatric Medical Association

President

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Dade County Podiatric Medical Associatio

2005-2007

Dade County Podiatric Medical Association

Vice President

2008-Present

Weston Outpatient
Surgical Center
Weston Outpatient Surgical Center

2010-Present

Memorial Same Day
Surgical Center

CURRENT

Memorial Hospital West

Attending Surgical Professor

Foot & Ankle Surgical Residency Program

Dr. Michael Rivera

2007-Present

MEMBERSHIPS

I’M HONORED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE
GREAT ORGANIZATIONS
Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Florida Podiatric Medical Association
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Broward County Podiatric Medical Association
 

PRACTICE OWNER

Florida Foot & Ankle, Pembroke Pines

Michael A. Rivera, DPM, FACFAS is one of the founding partners of Florida Foot & Ankle Associates, LLC, the largest foot & ankle practice in South Florida with access to over 2 dozen physicians across 6 Specialties.

Although doctors employed by hospitals are great, because we’re a small independently owned practice, we benefit from a personal style of care which allows us to practice the way we would, without interference by a large, impersonal organization, thus producing a better patient outcomes.

Visit my practice website at www.drriverafootandankle.com.

To learn more about my associates at Florida Foot & Ankle, visit our main website at www.flafootandankle.com.

Florida Foot & Ankle Associates

Visit Us at: 601 N Flamingo Rd. Suite 414, Pembroke Pines, Fl, 33028, US

Or Call Us Today at: (954) 888-1444

Top Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Consumer research Council of America (2006)
Top Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Consumer research Council of America (2006)
 

AWARDS &  RECOGNITION

Of the many awards I've been privileged to receive over the years, these are the most significant achievements of my career

Board Certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Board Certified
American Board of
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Diplomat
American Board of
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Diplomat, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Fellow
American College of
Foot & Ankle Surgery
President, Dade County Podiatric Medical Association (2004-2007)
President
Dade County Podiatric Medical Association
(2004-2007)
Vice President, Dade County Podiatric Medical Association (2003-2004)
Vice President
Dade County Podiatric Medical Association
(2003-2004)
Legislative Board Member, Florida Podiatric Medical Association
Legislative Board Member
Florida Podiatric Medical Association
Founder Benefactor, Mercy Hospital Foundation
Founder Benefactor
Mercy Hospital Foundation
Founder, Florida Foot & Ankle Associates, LLC - Podiatry Group Practice (2007)
Founder
Florida Foot & Ankle Associates, LLC - Podiatry Group Practice (2007)
Top Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Recognized by The Leading Physicians of the World (2012)
Top Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Recognized by The Leading Physicians of the World (2012)
 

MEDICAL MISSIONS

20+ YEARS
OF LOVING ON THE UNDER-SERVED & INSPIRING THE FUTURE GENERATION OF MEDICAL MISSION DOCTORS
Emmaus Medical Mission
Jose's Hands Medical Missions
One to the Other Ministries
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I Support Medical Mission Scholarships for Podiatry Students
The One Doctor, One Student® program by Jose's Hands  connects a doctor with a student to partially sponsor their medical mission fees... until every health student goes on a medical mission™.
 

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RECIPIENT OF THREE CORPORATE AWARDS >
 

If you want to connect about any medical or professional opportunities, please contact my office at

info@drriverafootandankle.com

or call

954-888-1444

To schedule a medical appointment online, please click here.