Dr. Rivera is a physician at HSHS Medical Group General Surgery in Breese, Illinois.
The Provider of the Month is chosen from nominations submitted by fellow HSHS Medical Group team members. “Dr. Rivera is gentle, kind, compassionate and humble,” his nominator said. “This can be seen in the missions work that Dr. Rivera does each year and all the different ways he helps the community. Dr. Rivera has touched numerous lives over the years.”
“My favorite part of my job is seeing and caring for the patients. My guiding principle is to take care of the patients like they are my relatives and friends,” Dr. Rivera said. “God gave me only one talent—to be a surgeon. I must use God’s talent as long as I am healthy and able.”
When away from work, Dr. Rivera attends church every day, goes on annual mission trips and loves spending time with his kids and playing with his grandkids.