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Dr. Thomas Rivers, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon


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Physician Biography

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"My goal is to provide the best orthopedic care for the whole patient - physically, emotionally and spiritually." — Dr. Rivers

Dr. Rivers lives in Richmond with his wife Amy and 4 children. He enjoys golfing, fishing, running & spending time with his family. He is also an avid Texas A&M fan.

Patient Testimonials

I had pain in my left knee that made it difficult to walk and I could not stand on my leg for more than 15 minutes. Since my partial knee replacement I can now walk without pain and have returned to my prior lifestyle. Dr. Rivers was most informative about the impending surgery. He made everything clear so I could make an intelligent decision. I was pleased with the professionalism of the employees at RBJC. I was seen promptly and treated with respect.

Betty Darnell


After breaking my hand playing basketball, my primary care physician fortunately referred me to the Richmond Bone and Joint Clinic, where Dr. Rivers treated me.

They were able to squeeze me in when others could not, and they have since worked with my schedule to ensure that I always receive timely care at my convenience.

Over the years, I have seen Dr. Rivers, Dr. Guzel and Dr. Hildreth for basketball related injuries. Since basketball is my only form of cardiovascular exercise, it is very important that I get back on the court as quickly as possible.

Everyone at Richmond Bone and Joint Clinic is very professional and courteous. I don't feel that I spend much time at all in the waiting room, and the doctors always take the time to answer all of my questions.

I have visited the Richmond, Sugar Land and Katy locations. I recently moved to Cypress, and have no problem driving to the Richmond Bone and Joint Clinic because I don't think that I will find a better group of people to get me back on the court.

Michael Gibson


I really love the service and attention I receive at RBJC. In 2004, I was in a really bad car accident that caused me to miscarry; and that is when I was first introduced to Dr. Rivers at RBJC. My legs were trapped in the car and that caused me serious pain. Dr Rivers examined everything and to this day, I am pain free!

Tanya Washington


I approached Dr. Rivers because I was having a lot of problems with pain in my knee. I'm very, very active with cycling and with snow skiing and rollerblading. I also had a lot of problems with my knee locking up.

So, I saw Dr. Rivers and scheduled the procedure (Partial Knee Resurfacing, PKR) for April. I had the surgery done and after the first couple of weeks of extensive physical therapy, I noticed a rapid improvement. I've been able to gain the majority of mobility back in my leg.

I really have zero discomfort in the knee right now. I've started cycling and do approximately 30 to 70 miles a week. I've just begun rollerblading again. This winter I'll be skiing Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France.

Dale Booker
Partial Knee Resurfacing (PKR)


I run Varsity track for Dulles High School and I race BMX competitively on a national scale. My knee injuries happened during track events. My shoulder injury happened during a BMX event. Under Dr Rivers care and treatment, I was able to recover quickly and stay competitive in both of my sports. Thanks to the treatment I received from Dr Rivers for the past two years, I am currently ranked 5th nationally for my age group in BMX competition and I was able to achieve my letter in track for Dulles High School. Dr Rivers is very professional and I have confidence in his ability to keep me strong so I can stay competitive.

Tiva Feltman


Life was very difficult and I could hardly walk. The quality of life was extremely poor as I am an outdoorsman and I was unable to enjoy the things that I wanted to do. Dr. Rivers walked me through a series of procedures prior to deciding to do the replacements.

After the surgery, rehab at the Sugar Land location was great. I strongly recommend Dr. Rivers and any other doctor who is associated with Richmond Bone and Joint to anyone with orthopedic needs. Dr. Rivers is one of those people that you trust totally to do what is in your best interest and not what is best for his pocket book. He listened to me and we worked TOGETHER to get me back up and doing all the things that I enjoy doing. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME MY LIFE BACK!!

Now over a year later I am able to climb ladders, run and do the things that I could not do prior to January 2010.

I have and will continue if necessary to use Richmond Bone and Joint, as I can attest that they are the best at what they do.

Lester Johnson

 

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Fax: (713) 452-4150



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