Dr. Rafael Allende, MD

Dr. Rafael Allende, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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56 y/o
(42)

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Dr. Rafael Allende, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Sanford, FL and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

The Neurohealth Sciences Center

305 N Mangoustine Ave Ste 100

Sanford, FL 32771
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Careplus
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Allende performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spondylosis
very high
more than 95% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 90% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Allende's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Allende "At Neurohealth Sciences Center, Dr. Allende and his staff strive to provide the best possible medical care in a compassionate, supportive and informative environment. Our staff is committed to caring for our patients like we care for our family. It is our goal to educate the patient so that together, we can develop the best treatment plan available. When visiting our practice you can expect:  To be treated warmly and respectfully by everyone in the practice.  To have your phone calls and correspondence addressed timely  To have our medical staff answer your questions thoroughly, and explain both your condition and treatment in a way that you can understand.  To be given all of your treatment options, so that you can make the best decision regarding your care.  To keep your primary care physician informed of your progress, to ensure continuity of care."

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.

Education

  • San Diego State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Allende has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Allende's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Allende to family and friends
42 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

  • 5
    (39)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Allende's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

Dr. Allende was very personable. He explained images from my MRI thoroughly, in terms I could understand. He provided me with options, he made me feel like he was working with me to make a decision, not just talking at me.
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One of the most respectful and kind doctors I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. He actually listens to his patients instead of dismissing their thoughts and treats them with the empathy they deserve. I was so impressed I actually bragged to one of my daughter’s doctors and she happened to know his...more
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Is very professional!
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The office staff is very friendly and helpful. It is so nice to go to a doctor that truly cares about you and wants to know you first before he even discussed why I was there. Dr. Allende took time with me went over my mri’s frame by frame with me and explained every detail. . I have already had 2...more
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Dr Allende and his staff helped make my first visit a lot less anxious then I had expected, especially with my anxiety disorder. Looking forward to my follow-up visits.
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