From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Florida Foot & Ankle Associates LLC is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Florida Foot and Ankle Associates
Michael Rivera, DPM, FACFAS, DABPS
If most people had a choice, they’d probably choose to see a foot specialist preferred by their own family physician. At Florida Foot & Ankle Associates, dozens of area doctors depend on our results and are confident with our care. And since there’s no one who demands more from medical care than a doctor, you should know you can trust our results too.
The doctor’s choice for foot care
Our treatment is based on a partnership – between you, your family doctor and us. A collaborative team effort to utilize our innovative technologies and treatments for a lasting solution. We maximize your feet and ankles ability to heal, move and do all the things you need them to do. In short, we want you to achieve a better quality of life. No wonder so many doctors refer their patients to us and trust us with their own families, as well. Whether you need intensive treatment, delicate solutions or a preventative exam, you’ll find optimum treatment that leads to the results you need.
Our common goals:
Your results and recovery
We recognize that you have unique needs and concerns. Our doctors go beyond the scope of you problem to get back on your feet. Whether you want to comfortably return to your job, get back on the playing field or simply enjoy a long stroll without pain, they have proven quick solutions, improved function and lasting results. They also take the time to educate you on how to take better care of your feet to prevent recurrence. Their concern leads to powerful results.
Helping your feet before serious problems start
Over your lifetime, you’ve learned that regular visits to your dentist help keep your mouth health and your smile bright. Regular foot and ankle exams are no different.
Your feet and ankles are very sensitive parts of the human anatomy. Much like your teeth, they need to be maintained with regular, specialized care in order to prevent more serious problems in the future. That’s why our doctors have developed a program which emphasizes regular foot exams that allow the detection of early problems before they become painful and expensive to treat. Not only will you have peace of mind, but you’ll receive a great value, too.
Advanced solutions for every step of your life
Untreated foot problems can often lead to future complications and increased discomfort. We will do more than just end your immediate pain – our staff will do everything possible to make sure your pain doesn’t return.
We offer advanced technology to solve your pain, including custom crafted orthoses, which provide added support and discreetly fit in your shoes, digital diagnostic equipment, to accurately diagnose your condition the first time. Sclerotherapy as an alternative to invasive surgical vein removal and, of course, minimally invasive laser, arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery of the foot and ankle.
“We’ll see you immediately after your doctor’s referral. And even without one, we’ll make sure you get the care you need.”
Sometimes, the most effective surgery is not having any
At Florida Foot & Ankle Associates, your feet and ankles are always treated with conservative solutions. Your physician will always explore all nonsurgical options before recommending treatment. Each doctor is attuned to the latest advances in podiatry to give you the most sophisticated techniques available today. The unique, specialized treatments will improve your foot and ankle health while keeping your feet as functional as possible for all your daily activities. Our doctors are trained to combine multiple treatment methods, when necessary, to get you out of pain quickly and ensure you don’t miss a single step of your active life.
Should you require surgery, you need a proven expert
When surgery is the best course of action, Dr. Rivera’s office is the educated choice. Here you’ll find board certified, fellowship-trained foot and ankle experts.
In fact, many doctors refer patients often admit that the special techniques we use not only reduced pain, but were dramatically easier than they expected. Many patients often find themselves able to go to work and continue their activities in just a couple of days!
From the most routine ingrown nail problem to major cases of foot trauma trust Florida Foot & Ankle Associates, expert, knowledgeable care.
“We work with your family physician, always keeping them informed on your progress.”
The place were diabetics can rest their feet – and ease their fears
With an issue as deicate as diabetic foot care, you often need to go beyond your family physician. You need podiatric care that emphasizes treatment for diabetes-related conditions.
At Florida Foot & Ankle Associates, our physicians are highly trained and skilled in the maintenance and management of diabetic foot care. As compassionate experts in high-risk care, they take special steps to help guard you against infections, foot ulcers and damage caused by poor circulation. You’ll also be educated in the latest ways to care for your condition.
Kid – Glove care for your child’s feet
Running, jumping, kicking…children’s feet take a beating on a daily basis. Early correction and prevention are the keys to healthy feet. That’s why our doctors have special programs for flatfeet, toeing, in and toeing out.
“Up to 80% of all of our heel-pain patients are treated without surgery!”
Expert wound and trauma care
At Florida Foot & Ankle Associates, we have specialized experience treating wounds, broken ankles, and serious foot or lower extremity injuries just in case you ever need us.
Doctor-recommended care made convenient
Your care wouldn’t be complete if it weren’t as easily accessible for you as possible. That’s why Florida Foot & Ankle Associates, offers convenient appointments, and if you have an immediate problem, a physician can usually see you the same day. We even have motorized examining chairs for your added convenience.
And although you don’t need a doctor’s referral to see us, rest assured that we do keep in very close contact with your doctor if you are referred to us.
Worried about cost? Just because we’re highly trained foot and ankle specialists, you shouldn’t be subjected to costs that are out of reach. You’ll find optimum treatment and comfort with a number of easily accessible payment options. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare. You are also welcome to use credit cards and our flexible payment plans for more extensive treatment. We always strive to provide you with service and flexibility so you can put your mind (and feet) at rest.
Trusted by doctors. Preferred by patients.
One in six people in the United States have a foot problem. That’s why it’s good to know that our doctors have been providing unhurried, compassionate foot and ankle care to thousands of Miami area residents with a friendly, personalized approach. Over the years, their caring, proven foot and ankle care has been recommended by both satisfied patients and referring doctors alike. That’s experience you can trust.
With a convenient location, state-of-the-art technology and unhurried service. Quality care for virtually any foot or ankle condition you have is just a phone call away.
Discover for yourself why so many doctors…and their family members…simply won’t trust their foot and ankle care to anyone else. The Florida Foot & Ankle Associates, provides an uncompromising level of foot and ankle care, one patient at a time.