Michael Brian Rivers, MD Ophthalmology and Other Specialty

Michael Brian Rivers, MD

Ophthalmology and Other Specialty
Washington, DC 20007 (3 other locations)
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About Michael Brian Rivers MD

Michael Brian Rivers, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Washington, DC, with other offices in Fairfax, VA and Alexandria, VA (and 2 other locations). He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology and Other Specialty.


Dr. Michael Brian Rivers has 4 locations

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital 3800 Reservoir Rd Nw Washington, DC 20007
The Retina Group Of Washington PC 8505 Arlington Blvd Ste 300 Fairfax, VA 22031
The Retina Group Of Washington 6354 Walker Ln Ste 100 Alexandria, VA 22310
Dr. Michael Brian Rivers 6355 WALKER LN STE 502 ALEXANDRIA, VA 22310


Dr. Michael Brian Rivers has the following 2 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Michael Brian Rivers has the following 11 areas of expertise

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retina Surgery
  • Eye Exam
  • Glaucoma
  • Blindness
  • Eye Pain
  • Vision Issues
  • Cataract
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Lasik Surgery


37 Years Experience

Weill Cornell Medical College

Graduated in 1985

Dr. Michael Brian Rivers Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Select
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway X Tiered Hospital and Dental Prime MRF
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
    • Coventry DE PPO
    • Coventry Southern Health PPO
    • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Michael Brian Rivers

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree (with honors) in Chemistry from Princeton University, Dr. Rivers went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Cornell University Medical College in New York, N.Y. He followed his academic training with an internship in General Medicine at Beekman Downtown Hospital–New York Infirmary, a residency in Ophthalmology at the New York Hospital (Cornell Medical Center) and a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He also served as Chief Resident during his residency in Ophthalmology at the New York Hospital. Dr. Rivers, who is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, holds licenses in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. and has affiliations at Georgetown University Hospital, Inova Fairfax and Fair Oaks Hospitals, and the Friendship Surgery Center. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Center for Sight and has been selected Clinical Instructor of the Year in the Department of Ophthalmology. Research has always been a focal point of Dr. Rivers’ work in the field. He has been a principal investigator on two clinical studies, a sub-principal investigator on another and a participant in three additional research efforts. He has contributed to a variety of abstracts, presentations and published articles, and belongs to a number of professional societies and boards. Dr. Rivers’ free time is spent with his wife and three children. His outside interests include bicycle trips, travel and photography (

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