An open-minded attitude, combined with dedication and knowledge, allows this doctor to excel as a skilled chiropractic physician and nutritionist.
A graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Rivas has chosen to build her practice in her hometown of Miami, Florida with the goal of bringing an overall improvement in the quality of life for her community.
Dr. Rivas is fluent in Spanish and English. She offers her patients wellness oriented chiropractic care for everyday health, treatment of injury, as well as the opportunity to obtain peak performance. She sees her practice of chiropractic as a source for those who want healing with a more "human" connection. She enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal and professional level, so she may better understand and treat each patient individually.
Her approach to health and wellness care is a functional one. She does not simply treat the symptom but investigates the underlying causes. Dr. Rivas believes that being patient-centered gives her a better understanding of the patient's condition and is able to personalize each treatment.
"My career objective is to aid my patients in achieving their health goals," says Dr. Rivas.
Her attribute doesn't stop there; Dr. Rivas has lengthened her knowledge of nutrition and functional medicine. She acquired a Masters in Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition from the New York Chiropractic College. She participated in the Clinical Nutrition Proficiency Certificate Program (CNPCP) offered by the University of Miami in conjunction with the Institute for Functional Medicine. And also participates in her community by teaching nutrition courses at Miami Dade College.
Dr. Rivas believes nutrition is central to our wellbeing. A well-guided nutritional program can be applied to a variety of diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies, and other chronic conditions. Dr. Rivas believes in educating her patients on preventative care by guiding them towards a lifestyle change, which includes nutrition and physical activity.
People who maintain a healthy weight and include physical activity have a lowered risk of developing chronic diseases. For people to achieve a healthy weight, Dr. Rivas knows that a simple, short-term diet won't help. She understands that every patient and their situation are different. By establishing a relationship and open communication with her patients, she develops a personalized program tailored to her patients' needs. This individualized approach has given her patients the results they seek. If you are looking for nutritional help due to a disease, looking to lose weight, or simply looking to get healthier, Dr. Rivas will help you achieve your health and wellness goals.