Dr. Ricardo Espaillat, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •  Male • Age 54

  

Dr. Ricardo Espaillat, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Coral Springs, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry.


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2.2

Based on 39 reviews

5 Stars
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my 1st appointment was at 10AM, the Dr arrived at 11:10 with a waiting room full of people, at least 3 with 10AM appointments. The 2nd appointment was at 10:30, by 11:20 I left because I had a final exam at school, he still hadn’t arrived. Its now 3:33 and I’m waiting for my 3:00 appointment, waiting room full of people and the Dr has yet to arrive. I can’t honestly review his medical abilities, but I find his scheduling practices unprofessional and rude.
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First they told me the doctor doesn't accept my insurance and to pay $150.00 after I told them he was on my provider list they checked with insurance and long behold there he was participating. I had an early morning appointment and the doctor walks in 45 minutes late. after waiting over an hour in a waiting room full of people I left. Extremely disappointed after waiting for 3 weeks to be seen.
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Worst DR ever. He literally made me stay on abilify for 4 months after 1 month I told him I want off abilify he said no give it another try so after 4 months of his games I just never went back. I also remember he wanted my mom to Baker act me for having weed in my system. He literally was convincing my mom for a hour. I'm like me smoking weed isn't putting my life or no ones life in danger. And the weird thing is abilify does more harm than weed.
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Stay away. He will have you coming in once a month to get medication which is not necessary. I found another doctor who gave me 3 month refills. He said doctors are not allowed to do that which is not true. He has you coming in so he can charge the insurance company for every visit which is 15 minutes at the most.
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Usually waited 45 min to be seen, but one time was 70 min past the appointment time, and he took the person scheduled after me first even though I was technically his first patient. His office is regularly filled with people asking How much longer?. God bless the receptionist that has to have to cover for him. I wish I could get my copay back for each time I sat without 24 hrs notice of him essentially changing the appointment time- which he asks his patients to extend him.
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Aweful does not return fellow physicians calls from the ER during a visit that he sent you to so to get evaluated. Wont see you unless you enter his PHP program and only then does he speak to you for 10 minutes and bills separate for that.
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I would highly recommend this doctor two people looking for help with all mental illnesses and mental disorders anxiety disorders eating disorders PTSD and more. He has helped me in the past two years become a different person with his approach to treatment, techniques & medications. Ive been seen by 10 or more doctors in my past and he is the only one who took the time to listen, and he communicates so you understand everything.
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Espaillat's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychiatric Evaluation
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Dr. Espaillat performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Espaillat performs this procedure more than 54% of his peers

Schizophrenia
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Dr. Espaillat treats Schizophrenia more than 50% of his peers

Dr. Espaillat treats this condition more than 50% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espaillat treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Espaillat treats this condition more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Espaillat's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ricardo Espaillat, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Coral Springs, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Residency Hospital
New York Medical College
Residency Hospital
1988
Instituto Tecnologico De Santo Domingo (Intec), Facultad De Ciencias De La Salud
Medical School

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63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)