Peter A. Rives, MD
Medical Doctor
Orange Park, Florida
(904) 688-3000

Dr. Rives earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J. He completed his family medicine residency at JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., and completed a part-time fellowship in family medicine teaching at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He was medical director of Hartwyck Nursing Home in Plainfield, N.J., where he served as an attending physician in a long-term coma unit and piloted a unit for Huntington's disease with the New Jersey Medicaid Office. Dr. Rives then began teaching full-time in Phillipsburg, N.J. He has a long record of innovation and development, including the creation of a free clinic and two new family medicine residencies. Dr. Rives has published articles on pain management and was part of a national family practice pain education project. He was a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine and his special interests include chronic pain conditions, caring for the elderly, mental health, community medicine, women's health, practice management, occupational health, emergency/urgent care, and medical computing. He joined Memorial University Family Medicine Residency in Savannah GA with a teaching position at Mercer University School of Medicine Savannah campus in 2008 helping it develop and come from near closure to full accreditation. He has served as department Research Director. He is now joining the faculty at Orange Park Family Medicine Residency as Associate Program Director to help in its creation and development. Dr. Rives wishes to continue his efforts in improving the patient-physician interaction in today's changing clinical environment.


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