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Ian Rivera, MD

4.7 out of 5 (279 Ratings)


Pain Medicine

About Ian Rivera

Dr. Rivera is a pain medicine specialist who supports the Southcoast Brain & Spine Center, Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care and Southcoast Physicians Group in helping patients manage the complex issues of acute and chronic pain.

Dr. Rivera earned his medical degree at Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He completed two surgery preliminary years at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y.

He also completed anesthesiology specialty and pain management subspecialty training through Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

He is fluent in English and Spanish.


Ian practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Pain Medicine

100 Rosebrook Way
Wareham, MA 02571

P: 508-973-4974

Get Directions 41.77422380000001 -70.73153839999998

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (28)

  • I am overall pleased with my experience, Dr. Rivera and his team are extremely professional.

  • When I checked in the receptionist told me I had a different insurance than I did. I told her the insurance that I had. She said that it was also noted on the screen but as a secondary insurance. She ASKED me what my copay was and I told her. Then she said I had a credit which I don’t. At this point I was standing a substantial amount of time and I asked her if She could check into it and I could pay her on the way out. She said yes. On the way out the was a patient at the desk who was also having an issue with this lady to the tune of about 45 minutes. She was waiting to see a provider. When I FINALLY got to the desk I had to explain the situation all over again, then she had to go ask her supervisor. She then came back and said””Yes, you will have to pay that today. “ I was always planning on that. I spent over an hour and a half on this issue between resolving it and waiting. It was a simple process of verifying information and making payment. It should have taken 2 minutes. Meanwhile, for more than I was comfortably able, I was forced to stand. AND I was at the pain dr. She should not be in a position where she doesn’t know what she is doing. It wasn’t just me. She could handle the woman who was in front of me when I came out, either.

  • Nice place and nice visit!

  • Great front reception Dr. Rivera is very attentive & works well partnering..making me feel an intracal partner in my care

  • The Doctor did ask and answer questions regarding my pain issues and my bone problems. He has followed my case for several years now and had relayed the possible side effects and developments . This has allowed me to have certain options and to expect what I may be up against in the future.

  • Dr. Rivera gave me his undivided attention. Gave me treatment options and answered all of my questions.I can understand why it takes a while to get an appointment with him. Thanks

  • Dr. Ian Rivera is a caring, kind Pain Specialist with a wonderful bedside manner. Everyone should be as lucky as I am to have such a warm hearted doctor on their healthcare team.

  • Dr Rivera and staff are ALWAYS caring and compassionate!! Dr Rivera goes the extra mile to help his patients. Please tell them that they are appreciated.

  • A wonderful group. Dr. Rivera listens and takes an extraordinary amount of time with his patients.

  • Dr Rivera and [Name] NP are the best I’ve dealt with in my 7 surgery 4.5 pain management career

  • No complaints with Dr. Reveira.

  • The only area that needs improvement would be the attitude of the people who check you in. They don't smile, they make you feel like you are imposing on their time, just not a pleasant greeting. Once in the actual office - the woman who work at the inner desk (scheduling, etc) are very friendly and pleasant. If this could just be the interaction with the receptionists when you first enter - this place would be A+++!

  • Dr Rivera and his staff were professional and respectful. He throughly reviewed my information, listened to me and explained my condition in a clear, understandable manner. His staff were helpful

  • You did just fine.

  • Spent 10 minutes past my appt. in the waiting room, then another half an hour once in the ‘inner sanctum’. Unacceptable. And it was one of the first appts. ........pity those who came later in the day! They probably waited an hour!

  • I have always found Dr. Rivera-Colon attentive and responsive.

  • When Dr. Rivera comes into the room he makes you feel like nothing is more important than listening to me and understanding my concerns. We problem solve together. It is a respectful collaborative relationship.

  • Get rid of the chairs in the waiting room and the exam rooms, if you have back issues the chairs make it flair up, I cannot set in them to long, I have very bad sciatica pain. Thanks for your time.


  • I've been seeing Dr. Rivera-Colon for @ 10 years now. I continue to see him because of the excellent care he provides for me, the understanding he shows for my pain and concerns, and his ability to talk to me without jargon I would not understand. I couldn't be happier.But, the staff at Southcoast is also par to none. We've gotten to know each other over the years. It's almost like we're friends. They go above and beyond in helping me schedule appointments and follow-ups. They are simply the BEST! Sincerely, [Name]

  • Dr.Rivera and his staff are respectful, kind and professional at all times. He is very compassionate, takes his time at each visit to ensure all questions I have are answered and is always wanting to help make things better.

  • From front to back i experienced great care and help.

  • The doctor and the staff were great. Other than hot coffee or tea lol I have no suggestions

  • I had an appt. at 8:10 a.m. The Dr. didn't see me until 8:35. Therefore I was late for work. If you aren't going to keep the appt for the time you scheduled then schedule it for when the doctor can see me.

  • most doctor appointments i find myself waiting for 30-40 minutes after the appointment time was set just to go wait in a room, i was seen at the time of my appointment everyone was professional and friendly

  • The ride off the Cape was well worth it. These are great providers. I love our pain management doctor, Dr. Rivera. I have recommended him to everyone I know that has pain and does not like their Cape Cod doctor. You need NO improvements.

  • Stop asking for information that is already in the computer. This happens no matter we go and what physician we see. It gets very frustrating, especially handing out paperwork to fill in. Stop killing trees!

  • Dr. Rivera is without question one of the best physicians I have ever had!!! Please insure that he and his staff are told that they are terrific!!

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