Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD

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Neurology

Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Oak Park, IL and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rioja has extensive experience in Epilepsy and Headache. She graduated from Rush Medical College in 1993. She is affiliated with medical facilities Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus and Rush Oak Park Hospital. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD

Rush Oak Park Specialty Clinic

610 S Maple Ave Ste 5500 Oak Park, IL 60304
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Rioja is affiliated with Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus Elmhurst, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary 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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Dr. Rioja
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Seizure Disorders
Epilepsy
Essential Tremor
Normal
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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Dr. Rioja
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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Headache
Migraine
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Rioja's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • 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
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • 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
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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(312) 942-5936

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

Dr. Rioja's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rioja

4.7

Based on 34 ratings

5 Star
91%
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
6%
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What could be improved
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I have been delighted to work with Dr. Rioja and her staff. She is very knowledgeable about my condition, expresses true concern and is very up to date on treatments. I am fortunate to have her as a provider!
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May 02, 2022
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Care was exceptional and I already have recommended this provider to others.
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Apr 27, 2022
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Dr Rioja is terrific!
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Apr 16, 2022
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Dr Rioja is compassionate and understanding
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Apr 01, 2022
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Very interested in my health and professional.
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Mar 28, 2022
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Excellent service, very professional.
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Mar 17, 2022
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The best Doctor I've ever met. Spent 40 minutes with me listening to my unusual history of migraines and amnesia. She actually taught me some very informative and fascinating things. I feel like she really cares.
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Jan 31, 2022
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She is excellent! The best neurologist!
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Jan 10, 2022
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I am very thrilled I made the decision to see Dr. Rioja, I have dealt with a chronic issue for 3 plus years and have been looking for a doctor to work with me. She did not rush the appointment and genuinely listed to my issues. She came up with a different diagnosis along with a new medication to try, and after 3 years I am finally having some relief.
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Jan 04, 2022
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Dr. Rioja is an outstanding care provider in every way: She does not neglect to investigate any sign, symptom, or patient complaint. She is an amazing diagnostician and has averted disaster for me on more than one occasion. I could not recommend her more highly.
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Dec 28, 2021
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Dr.Rioja is thorough, kind, caring, whatever other good adjective. She is a terrific doctor; I consider myself very lucky to have found her.
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Dec 14, 2021
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I'm very pleased with Dr Rioja. She has an excellent bedside manner. She really cares about her patients and helping them. I sense that every time I go to see her.
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Dec 01, 2021
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Dr. Rioja was a very good listener and an excellent physician.
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Oct 22, 2021
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Friendly and yet professional at the same time.
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Oct 09, 2021
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She is the best! Easy to talk to and follows us. Beyond what she'd have to do.
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Sep 14, 2021
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Dr. Rioja listened to me with empathy and concern.
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Aug 04, 2021
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Excellent dr.!
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Jul 28, 2021
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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KAREN RICHMOND – Mar 30, 2020
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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.
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
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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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Biography

Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Oak Park, IL and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rioja has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Education

1999
Henry Ford Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Henry Ford Hospital|Medical College Of Wisconsin
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 Medical College
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD accept my insurance?

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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.

Does Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rioja has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Rush Oak Park Specialty Clinic

Rush Oak Park Specialty Clinic610 S Maple Ave Ste 5500 Oak Park, IL 60304
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus

Elmhurst, IL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Rush Oak Park Hospital

Oak Park, IL

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)