Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD

Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD

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Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Oak Park, IL. Dr. Rioja has more experience with Epilepsy and Headache than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities Rush Oak Park Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rioja to book an appointment.

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Rush Oak Park Specialty Clinic

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(708) 406-2883
Rush Oak Park Specialty Clinic610 S Maple Ave Ste 5500 Oak Park, IL 60304
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Affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital Oak Park, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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4.6

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She is an outstanding physician that truly cares about her patients. She is warm, patient, thoughtful and extremely well qualified. She listens intently, tests when needed to, not just take care of your symptoms but to actually find the root cause of the issue that affects you. I am so glad that she is my neurologist. I am blessed.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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KAREN RICHMOND – Mar 30, 2020
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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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IL – Jun 07, 2019
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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May 14, 2019
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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May 03, 2019
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ms. G. Jacobs in BROADVIEW – May 06, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Christina N. in Oak Park, IL – Dec 10, 2017
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Christina S in Addison, IL – Dec 08, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Katie in Elmhurst, IL – Aug 18, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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John in Chicago, IL – Feb 22, 2016
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Claudette in Burr Ridge, IL – Jan 15, 2016

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rioja

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rioja treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rioja treats other conditions, please contact the office at (312) 942-5936.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Dr. Rioja is experienced in the area of Epilepsy. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

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EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Seizure Disorders
Epilepsy
Essential Tremor
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Rioja is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Headache
Migraine
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Check Dr. Rioja's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Rioja's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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(708) 406-2883

Dr. Rioja accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Oak Park, IL. Dr. Rioja has more experience with Epilepsy and Headache than other specialists in her...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Henry Ford Hosp
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD?

Call (708) 406-2883 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (312) 942-5936 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rioja has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Rioja's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rioja frequently treats Epilepsy and Headache. See all practice areas where Dr. Rioja specializes.

Where is Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD's office located?

Dr. Rioja's office is located at 610 S Maple Ave Ste 5500, Oak Park, IL 60304. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD speak?

Dr. Rioja speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rioja is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rush Oak Park Hospital

Oak Park, IL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus

Elmhurst, IL

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)