Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD

Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD

Adult Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 51
Dr. Ligia Rioja, MD is an adult neurology doctor who practices in Oak Park, IL. She is 51 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

610 S Maple Ave Ste 5500

Oak Park, IL 60304

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more than 90% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 86% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 85% of peers

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  • Adult Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rioja has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rioja's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rioja to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Rioja's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Oak Park, IL |
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.
in Addison, IL |
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
in Elmhurst, IL |
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.
in Chicago, IL |
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.
in Burr Ridge, IL |
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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