Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD

Pediatrics  |  
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Age 59
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Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD
Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD is a pediatrics doctor who practices in Tallahassee, FL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Ayala is affiliated with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

Tallahassee Neurological Clinic

1401 Centerville Rd Ste 300

Tallahassee, FL 32308

Contact Information

(850) 878-8121

Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD

Dr. Ricardo Ayala, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • National Elevator
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Dr. Ayala's Experience

Dr. Ayala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

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.


  • University Of San Carlos / Faculty Of Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ayala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ayala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ayala to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Ayala's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Tallahassee, FL |
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.
Dacula, GA |
He Saved me from Chronic daily Migraines that shut my life down. Now I am Migraine free for 3 years.
in Tallahassee, FL |
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!
Tallahassee, FL |
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.
in Tallahassee, FL |
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.
in Tallahassee, FL |
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!
in Crawfordville, FL |
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!
in Tallahassee,FL |
Great doctor helped me how to control my stressful daily work and family.
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Dr. Ayala accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    BlueDental Choice
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • National Elevator
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Ayala has admitting privileges

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
1300 Miccosukee Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32308
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