Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Rivera-Cruz completed a medical degree and residency training in dermatology at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was born and raised. He earned bachelor degrees in both chemistry and pharmacy before attending medical school—and he continues to maintain a pharmacy license in Florida and Puerto Rico. He is frequently a presenter for continuing education courses, and has taught courses for medical and pharmacy students.
Dr. Rivera-Cruz practices medical and surgical dermatology, treating skin cancer, psoriasis, rashes, hair and nail disorders, among others, in both adults and pediatric patients. He is currently a member of the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology and American Medical Association.
"As a dermatologist, I take time to talk to my patients. It is important to me that they understand their skin problems and the expected outcome of treatments. I truly believe in compassionate care, and I strive to do everything that is possible to make every patient’s visit an enjoyable and positive experience."
He lives in Sebring, Florida with his family. He enjoys biking, traveling, cooking, visiting relatives and friends and learning new languages. Currently, he speaks English, Spanish and French (which he taught himself).