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Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 52

Dr. Rioja

Rush Oak Park Specialty Clinic

610 S Maple Ave Ste 5500 Oak Park, IL 60304

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Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD is a neurology specialist in Oak Park, IL and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Rush University in 1993 and specializes in neurology and clinical neurophysiology.


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Dr. Rioja's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rioja treats Headache more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Rioja treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
Vertigo
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rioja treats Vertigo more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Rioja treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rioja treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Rioja treats this condition more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Rioja's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD is a neurology specialist in Oak Park, IL and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Rush University in 1993 and specializes in neurology and clinical neurophysiology.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Education

1999
Henry Ford Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Henry Ford Hosp
Residency Hospital
1994
St Francis Hospital Of Evanston
Internship Hospital
1993
Rush University
Medical School
1988
Northwestern University/Evanston Hospital
Undergraduate School
1999
1998
1997
1994
1993
1988

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Rioja's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rioja

4.9

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
7.142857142857143%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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very good manner with my relative I accompanied who has a Learning Disability and some brain issues. She explained things carefully, went over tests and was very encouraging. She checked all tests and seemed very thorough.
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Dr. Rioja is the most professional and compassionate Dr. I've encountered. I suffer from migraines and occipital neuralgia with debilitating pain. After my first visit, Dr. Rioja ordered tests to reach a diagnosis and develop an ongoing treatment plan. Dr. Rioja is on time for appointments! Her office staff is professional and kind. Dr. Rioja is patient. She 'listens' to my concerns and never hustles me through my appointments. The few occasions I've had an 'urgent' situation, Dr. Rioja and her staff respond almost immediately. She is very knowledgeable about all types of headaches . Her scope of treatment options seems endless. No cookie-cutter diagnostics here-it’s personal with Dr. Rioja. I feel safe with her. Dr. Rioja cares about her patients and it shows. She takes time to discuss the best treatment for me and communicates in a language I understand. I recently had a health situation that Dr. Rioja is managing to get me the help I need. I'm lucky to have her.
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Dr. Rioja is amazing! I have a rare, chronic, complex illness and it is difficult for me to find doctors that are willing to work with me to get to the root of new symptoms and help determine if they are indeed related to the chronic condition or not. Dr. Rioja, took the time to listen to me, acknowledge my concerns, and answer my questions without trying to ‘hurry me out of the office.' She was kind, patient, and seemed genuinely concerned and interested in getting to the root of the issue. She was also willing to collaborate and think outside of the box. I can’t say enough good things about her! She is a wonderful doctor who really cares about her patients and I am so thankful to have found her.
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I have the absolute pleasure of being seen and treated by Dr. Rioja twice recently. She is one of the most pleasant, professional and thorough doctors I have met in a very long time. Her bed side manner is superb. She takes her time and explains everything she does and answers all questions. Stellar performance. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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Dr. Rioja has demonstrated a warmth and compassion not often found in medicine. From my first encounter through a series of diagnostic tests, she has personally called me to follow up, discuss findings, and even asked for my permission to discuss my case with another physician. When my insurance would not cover a particular medication, she did not hesitate with providing the additional documentation. Her communication is thorough, timely and supportive.
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Hi Dr. Rioja, Today was my First visit with you and your staff, I just wanted to say first off you were so warm and friendly I felt like you really cared about my issues (I have been to many Dr.'s men/women the past 4 years due to my Medical Diagnosis and have literally walked out on a couple.so thank you for the professionalism & making me feel like a friend : ) 2nd I would like to say your office staff is wonderful.. Kelly was the 1st lady I talked to and she made a great impression! Thanks
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After having radiation treatments to help shrink a mass found in my brain, I started experiencing numbness to my arms and legs, heart palpitations, blurred vision, and the sensation that my throat was closing. Dr. Rioja did a thorough neuro examination and diagnosed me with nerve damage and hypersensitivity. She knew exactly what medication to prescribe me. I've been almost pain-free for 8 months and am now able to start college this fall. I couldn't be more appreciative for how she's helped me.
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Dr. Rioja has helped treat five members of my family in addition to myself. She has been incredibly kind and compassionate. I was suffering form rare disorder which went undiagnosed by three doctors. Dr. Rioja was able to figure out what was causing me so much discomfort and help effectively resolve it. She did this by listening very carefully to my symptoms and designing an individualized treatment plan. I recommend her to anyone I know who is experiencing neurological problems.
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Dr. Rioja is very knowledgable, personable and bilingual. She was able to diagnose one of my family who speaks only Spanish and has dementia. She was so kind, patient and caring. Her office is very. clean and uses state-of -the- art- equipment. My family is so lucky to have found her! We will be referring all our friends who need a neurologist to Dr. Rioja!
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