Dr. William Rivers is a Physiatrist – a doctor who specializes in physical
medicine and rehabilitation – and is board-eligible for the American Board of
Family Medicine. A Georgia native, he graduated from Clayton State University
and earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr.
Rivers completed a General Surgery Internship at Spartanburg Regional
Healthcare System, Spartanburg, South Carolina and his Residency in Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine in
Indianapolis, Indiana. And before he did all of that, Dr. Rivers served 6
years in the United States Marie Corps.
Dr. Rivers’ practice focuses on restoring patients’ ability to perform
normal, daily activities so they can return to a higher quality of life. He
works with patients who may have experienced a stroke, spinal cord injury,
amputation, brain injury, joint replacement, neurological disorder, burns, or
bone breaks and fractures. Dr. Rivers works with a team of therapist to develop
individualized patient treatment plans that focuses on helping patients regain
Dedicated to his field, Dr. Rivers has a private practice in Kennesaw and is
the Medical Director of Southern Regional’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and
Outpatient Rehabilitation services. Additionally, he has been a volunteer with
Project Healing Waters – a non-profit organization dedicated to the physical
and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and
disabled veterans through fly fishing.