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Albert E. “Bo” Rivera, DO, FAOCD
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Dr. Albert E. “Bo” Rivera is a licensed physician and surgeon in Alabama, board-certified diplomat of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, a fellowship-trained member of the American College of Mohs Surgeons, as well as member of several dermatology and medical specialty organizations such as the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, Skin Cancer Foundation and the Madison County Medical Society.

He was born and grew up in Haleyville, AL, graduating from Haleyville High School. Afterward, he completed his undergraduate education at Auburn University, earning a degree in premedicine and zoology. He completed his medical training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. His internship in general surgery was done at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY, followed by an internal medicine residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute in Saint Petersburg, FL. At Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO, he completed both a dermatology residency as well as a dermatology research and laser fellowship under the direction of Lloyd J. Cleaver, DO. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Rivera was nationally awarded the James Bernard, D.O. Residency Leadership Award based on integrity, respect, empowerment and initiative. The final honor in his training was completing a Mohs Micrographic Surgery subspecialty fellowship under the direction of Roger I. Ceilley, MD and Andrew K. Bean, MD in West Des Moines, IA. Over the years he has had the opportunity to publish several articles in national and international medical journals, as well as authoring chapters in medical textbooks and online. Dr. Rivera serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology and the Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, as well as serving on the AOCD Editorial/Public Relations Committee and as an American Academy of Dermatology Liaison. He has also given presentations at local, national and international venues to both non-medical and medical professionals throughout his medical career.

Dr. Rivera enjoys multiple aspects within dermatology but has specific interest and extensive training in the prevention and treatment of skin cancers. Personally, he enjoys traveling, educating others, general fitness, as well as participating in and viewing multiple sports. Also, away from work, he enjoys time with his wife, Stephanie, a daughter who was born in 2015 and their Labradoodle. Dr. Rivera has also been awarded the Doctor’s Choice Award in Dermatology for Madison.

A Play Yard of Dermatology Tips

This lecture will cover various accumulated tips relating to business, customer service, efficiency, medical dermatology, surgical dermatology and Mohs.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss accumulated collection of business and customer service tips
  2. Discuss accumulated collection of medical and surgical dermatology tips
  3. Review and discuss the WAR (Webb and Rivera) Score

Needs:

  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment
  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  3. Availability of new medication(s) and indication(s)
  4. Advances in medical knowledge
  5. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes effecting patient care

References: Pending

Core Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Advisory Board: Castle Biosciences

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