Dr. Rivadeneyra is a Board Certified Primary Care Sports Medicine physician
with a background in Family Medicine specializing in non-surgical Orthopedics and
Sports Medicine for patients of all ages (4 years and older). His practice includes acute
and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound
for Orthopedic issues, and comprehensive medical care for elite athletes.
He also has specialized training in therapeutic/diagnostic injections
for joint or soft tissue pain with ultrasound and fluoroscopy, including
lumbar spine epidural and joint injections.
Dr. Riva studied Biology and Economics at UC San Diego and worked in the
Biotech industry before attending Ross University School of Medicine.
Dr. Riva completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma
in Oklahoma City where he served as a Team Physician for a number of high
schools, local colleges. He also served as a Team Physician for the OKC
Dodgers (AAA MLB), Oklahoma City Blue (NBA G-League), and the Oklahoma
City Barons (AHL Hockey). Dr. Riva moved to Fort Worth, TX to complete
a Sports Medicine Fellowship with John Peter Smith Hospital where he served
as a Team Physician for Texas Christian University (TCU), covering the
Horned Frogs Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track and Field, Tennis,
Volleyball and Soccer teams.
Prior to joining Hoag Orthopedic Institute and the Orthopaedic Specialty
Institute in the city of Orange, Dr. Riva practiced in Ventura, CA with
Community Memorial Health System and spent time as a volunteer Team Physician
for Pepperdine University. He currently works with Golden West Community
College. He has a passion for patient education and enjoys an individualized
approach to care based on the patient's health history and goals and
participates in frequent activities for continuing medical education.