About Dr. Thomas B Rivers MD

Dr. Thomas B Rivers, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Richmond, TX, with other offices in Sugar Land, TX and Sugar Land, TX . He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Rivers is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Continuing Care Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He speaks English.

Dr. Rivers has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas B Rivers is Great. Dr. Thomas B Rivers has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Thomas B Rivers is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Thomas B Rivers has 3 locations

1517 Thompson Rd
Richmond, TX 77469
15035 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, TX 77478
get directions Houston Methodist Orthopedics And Sports Medicine
16811 Southwest Fwy Ste 200
Sugar Land, TX 77479


Dr. Thomas B Rivers has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Thomas B Rivers has the following 21 expertise

  • ACL Reconstruction or Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft)
  • Laminectomy
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bone Fracture
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Bone marrow inflammation (Osteomyelitis)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis / Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Knee Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteotomy
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)

Board Certifications

Dr. Thomas B Rivers is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.


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Man of Faith and Medicine

Dr. Rivers was very warm, welcoming and nice. He asked to pray for my husband prior to his surgery. Post-Op he answered all of my questions without hesitation. We are looking forward to working with him during my husband’s recovery. I HIGHLY recommend him.

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I have seen him twice and both times I was called in as soon as I got there. The first time I got there quite early and I could not believe I was seen so quickly. Everyone was very friendly. When the doctor arrived both times he was very caring and made me feel so at ease and comfortable to speak with him about my knee concerns. He was so attentive and so very knowledgable. He is great!

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Very Bad Experience with Dr. Thomas Rivers

I visited Dr. Thomas Rivers office a few months ago for knee pain from osteoarthritis. He suggest that I get the SyncOne injection to assist with my pain. I must say, this was the worst experience ever. I could not walk for 1 week from severe pain. When I scheduled an office visit with him to tell him about my bad experience.; he smile and had jokes about my pain. He said "What Do You Want Me to Do?" In a joking manner. From that day on, I discontinue see this doctor.

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Five Stars

I will recommend any one to Dr Rivers for Bone &Joint problems. He is my favorite.

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20 minutes
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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2014, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2018, 2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2018, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Rivers is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • Texas A&M Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine


  • Dr. Thomas B Rivers Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana Houston HMOx
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Thomas B Rivers

Dr. Rivers completed his medical degree with honors at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He went on to complete an internship in general surgery at Methodist Hospital of Dallas and two residencies: one in diagnostic radiology at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple and one in orthopedic surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He specializes in sports medicine and sees patients from across the Sugar Land area.

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