I have always loved children and felt an affinity for them. I became a pediatrician because I wanted to treat sick babies and children and make a difference in their lives. I have great empathy for babies and children, and nothing makes me happier than helping them feel better.
I treat my patients as if they are my own family. So I always want them to receive the very best possible care based on the most up-to-date medical knowledge. I want them to always feel safe and comfortable when they visit my practice. I'm a big believer in educating children and parents about preventive health, because I want to spare them from the expense and suffering that often come with serious medical conditions and disease. I want them to enjoy long, healthy, happy lives.
In his free time, Dr. Rivas enjoys spending time with family, cooking, running, fly-fishing, traveling, and scuba diving. Board certification in pediatrics with experience in family medicine and addiction medicine (with certification to prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone).
Board certification: American Board of Pediatrics