Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 63

Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Ayala has more experience with Epilepsy and Headache than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ayala to book an appointment.

Dr. Ayala

Tallahassee Neurological Clinic

1401 Centerville Rd Ste 300 Tallahassee, FL 32308
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ayala

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ayala treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ayala treats other conditions, please contact the office at (850) 877-5115.

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. Ayala is experienced in the area of Epilepsy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Seizure Disorders
Essential Tremor
Epilepsy
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High
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Very High
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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. Ayala is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Headache
Migraine
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High
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Dr. Ayala's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anosmia
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pseudobulbar Affect 
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency

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(850) 877-5115

Dr. Ayala accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
BlueDental Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage

Dr. Ayala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ayala

2.5

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
30.952380952380953%
(13)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(2)
3 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(2)
1 Star
57.142857142857146%
(24)
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I was impressed by his expertise on day 1 when he gave me exercises to do and a prescription to follow. He was pleasant and genuinely cares. His nurse is also wonderful. They explain everything well and work wity the patient. I am so happy to have been referred to him. My migraines have improved within 3months.
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Rhonda Gipson – Nov 04, 2020
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If you are seeking competent medical care, I urge you to keep looking. Mr. Ayala and his staff will not put any time or effort into your case.
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First of all, I went Dr. Ayala because of his nuerology specialty. I was most disappointed to read the MRI report in which contines to assert that my presenting problem included "butning feet"--I corrected that error 2x in the inital appt. I am obese, but am diabestes free according to a glucose tolerance test by my rheumatologist. In a follow-up, he dictated a note that stated I complained of burning in my feet. when actually- I debilitating pain of the metatarsels instead. No follow up care.
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Tallahassee , FL – Feb 27, 2019
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Do not visit this doctor. He tried to give me an antidepressant without my knowledge. He didn’t tell me it was. I was reading the prescription when I got home and freaked out. I have switched neurologist and she and my primary physician agree that was a poor move and no medicine is needed for my condition
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Dr. Ayala does a very good job of diagnosis. I found him to analyze a patient very carefully and prescribe the correct medication. He isn't easy to get to know but just trust his judgement.
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Trulah Castaneda in Tallahassee, FL – Nov 19, 2018
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Great, caring, kind, knowledgeable, professional doctor. I am lyme-disease free thanks to him & Dr. Philbert Ford & God/Jesus. He took care of me years ago but I never forget what they did for me.
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Mari Parrilla in Tallahassee, FL – Jul 29, 2017
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He Saved me from Chronic daily Migraines that shut my life down. Now I am Migraine free for 3 years.
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Dacula, GA – Jul 19, 2017
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Dr. Ayala and his nurse Bobbie are amazing. Having been fairly healthy all my life, I was quite apprehensive when referred to a specialist. From day one, Dr. Ayala and Bobbie showed genuine concern and respect, and made sure I was fully aware of the diagnosis and the treatment plan. It appears to be just normal procedure for both of them to go over and beyond the expectations of the common Dr. / patient relationship. This review is well deserved for both Dr. Ayala and his nurse Bobbie!
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Janet T. Bryan in Tallahassee, FL – May 01, 2017
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Tallahassee neurological clinic has by far the least helpful and least friendly staff I have ever dealt with. It took them over two weeks after receiving my referral to tell me I was denied as a patient even after I called several times trying to schedule an appointment. Never before have I had a nurse yell at me over the phone because she was annoyed that I called back a day later. This staff has no desire to help sick people. Go to a different city for urgent neurological care.
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Tallahassee, FL – Mar 10, 2017
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He didn't trust me or listen to me. He ignored my wishes and prescribed a drug with common side effects which would have impaired my livelihood and did not bother discussing them with me. I did not feel at any point as though I was part of the process and in charge of my own treatment in any way. Treated me like a child. Ayala is an old-school doctor. He won't work with you. He dictates to you. He's rude and arrogant and does not respect your agency as a patient.
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TC in Tallahassee, FL – Sep 30, 2016
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Dr. Ayala led the team who took care of my daughter after suffering two tonic clonic seizures. She was under their care for 3-4 days while visiting me in Tallahassee. Dr. Ayala's team performed detailed CT scans, x-rays and MRI's and found the cause in a short period of time which was a tumor in her brain. His team worked wonderfully with my daughter and us and offered everything in terms of future plans for help before she went back to her home in another state. This team is very caring!
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KJ in Tallahassee, FL – Aug 22, 2016
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I have had to consult pediatric neurology with 2 of my 3 children. The first was just a consult and found to not be a neurological issue, however, the time, care and compassion that he took with my daughter and myself was above and beyond the call of duty. Even though we were sent to a different specialist for her care, I felt that Dr. Ayala would have done anything to assist me in her further care that he possibly could have. He cares deeply for his patients and is compassionate!
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Lisa H. in Crawfordville, FL – Aug 19, 2016
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Great doctor helped me how to control my stressful daily work and family.
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Bryan in Tallahassee,FL – Apr 08, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Ayala has more experience with Epilepsy and Headache than other specialists in...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD's office located?

Dr. Ayala's office is located at 1401 Centerville Rd Ste 300, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD speak?

Dr. Ayala speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Tallahassee Neurological Clinic

Lee Albert S MD1401 Centerville Rd Ste 300 Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Tallahassee, FL

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received