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Michelle Rivers, MD

4.9 out of 5 stars

Accepting New Patients



Clinical Interests:

Health maintenance 
Chronic disease management 
Women's health and contraception management 
Well child examinations 
Joint injections 
Skin biopsies and lesion removals

Languages Spoken:


Patients Treated:

Young Adults


Dr. Rivers is passionate about family medicine because it allows her to get to know her patients and have the opportunity to care for the whole family. She enjoys educating patients on healthy lifestyle modifications and chronic disease management. Having grown up in Fort Myers, she is grateful to give back to the community.

In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, spending time with her family, taking her daughters out on the water, and baking sweets. 

Education & Training

Medical School:

Doctor of Medicine: Ross University School of Medicine – Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies


Family Medicine Residency – Baylor Scott and White, Temple, TX

Board Certification(s):

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.9 out of 5 (617 ratings, 331 comments)

  • Mar 26, 2024

    Dr. Rivers, Skylar, MA and check-in CSR were all super kind, friendly and full of smiles. Tasha, Practice Director, knows what she is doing in her practice. Every visit I have with either Dr. [ ] or Dr. Rivers is always EXCELLENT! I refer everyone to this team as they are always attentive to patient needs and concerns. It is like visiting friends!

  • Mar 26, 2024

    I love Dr. Rivers! Finally a doctor who makes me feel heard. She remembers me and what is going on in with my health and life. I am so happy to have found her. DON'T LET HER GO!!

  • Mar 26, 2024

    Entire staff was excellence

  • Mar 23, 2024

    I thought dr.rivers was very pleasant to deal with. Very easy to talk to. Explained everything. I was very relaxed talking to her.

  • Mar 23, 2024

    Skyler and Doc Rivers are an excellent team. Very thorough and very interested in my wellbeing!

  • Mar 20, 2024

    Dr. Rivers

  • Mar 20, 2024

    Excellent doctor. Excellent staff.

  • Mar 19, 2024

    Dr Rivers and her staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient.

  • Mar 19, 2024

    My Medical Assistant was warm and engaging. She was real and she was not putting on a show just to get to the next Patient. I like Dr. [ ] as my PCP but I liked Dr. Rivers warmth much better.

  • Mar 18, 2024

    The whole staff was excellant. All were kind and thoughtful. It was a pleasure to finally find an office that really made you feel welcome.

  • Mar 17, 2024

    Michelle was very empathetic in regards to my plight.

  • Mar 17, 2024

    Staff at the Sanctuary are always excellent no matter which dept. I am in. I am so pleased to be able to receive so many good services in one place. Dr. Rivers was fantastic and I'm so happy that she is my physician.

  • Mar 16, 2024

    Dr.Rivers the front desk staff Lynette and Jonathan were very helpful much appreciated thank you for all you do each day 😀

  • Mar 15, 2024

    Dr Rivers was very friendly and informative and I enjoyed our discussion about my health

  • Mar 15, 2024

    Front desk staff (I couldn't get the name tag of the man who checked me in) are always very friendly and professional. He, in particular, is so pleasant and efficient.

  • Mar 15, 2024

    Dr Rivers is a class act

  • Mar 14, 2024

    Dr Rivers is a caring person who takes the time to listen to me. Skylar is also a very caring assistant. I recommend Lee Health staff at the Sanctuary. I have always gotten the best care whether it is cray, the lab or the rest of the staff.

  • Mar 14, 2024

    Dr. Rivers was very considerate.

  • Mar 13, 2024

    Dr. Rivers & her assistant are wonderful.

  • Mar 13, 2024

    Appreciate the staff for listening.

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