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Dr. Ricardo Espaillat, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Ricardo K. Espaillat, M.D. is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the area of General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine (Consultation & Liaison). He is board certified in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, and board certified in advanced Clinical Psychopharmacology by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He attended the medical school at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC) where he graduated with the highest honor (Summa Cum Laude), and completed his psychiatry residency training at New York Medical College, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Espaillat also completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as a fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Dr. Espaillat's areas of expertise include ADHD, Tics and Tourettes, PANDAS, Eating Disorders, and PDD (including Autism and Asperger). He is currently involved in a research paper about the role of some neurohormones in the development of ADHD symptoms. Dr. Espaillat has vast clinical experience in psychiatry and neuropsychiatry, participating as a staff member at very prestigious hospitals and mental health centers in NY, NJ, Chicago, and Florida. He established his own institute of neuroscience in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he also worked as the EAP Director of the Drug Program for Major League Baseball. Dr. Espaillat was listed in the 2007 and 2008 Editions of the Guide to America's Top Psychiatrist from the Consumers Research Council of America.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
  • New York Medical College, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Illinois Psychiatric Society
  • Florida Psychiatric Society

Awards and publications

  • 2007 and 2008 Editions of the Guide to America's Top Psychiatrist from the Consumers Research Council of America

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1700838372

Office locations

Rega Mental Health Center LLC

7501 Wiles Road, Suite 105

Coral Springs, FL 33067

Rega Mental Health Center LLC

5100 N Federal Hwy, Suite 202

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Rega Mental Health Center LLC

5511 SW 8 Street, Suite 101

Miami, FL 33134

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This doctor spent 30 minutes with me and immediately prescribed me 2 medications without even diagnosing me. The questions were pretty generic and it is evident that this is a misuse of doctoral power.
Less than 3 months ago
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The doctor is very nice and competent. However you must give yourself half a day to sit in his waiting room. It is quite typical, as I learned from other in the waiting room, that the wait time is typically 2.5-4hours. I waited for 3.5. While he is a good doctor, I simply don't have the ability to take a vacation day at work to go see him for a 8 minute consultation.
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Really good communication. Listened to my concerns and answered my questions. Wait time was really long though! Over an hour!
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The wait time was 2 hours. This is totally unacceptable. My feeling about this doctor is he is money hungry and overbooking. Suggestion to the doctor would be to be on time. Respect your patients time. How do you expect themto respect you when you don’t respect them? I would never recommend this Doctor. If you value your time stay away from this Dr. From the other patients I talked to in his office he wanted to see them back every week or 2. Orders numerous blood tests etc. I’m sure he’s a huge insurance biller. Must of been that hypocritical oath they made him take in med school.
Less than 1 year ago
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I left before seeing the Dr. He walked in late. Then took his first client. The walls are thin and it was annoying to hear mumbles of the conversation. Disappointed for being my first time considering too see a psychologist.
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Great Dr! Worth the wait.
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Wait times for a brief five-minute follow up were a minimum of 30-minutes. My most recent scheduled appointment was for 10am on a Monday morning (the first appointment of the day). At 10:40am, I left the office as Dr. Espaillat stillhad not arrived. On another occasion, raining heavily outside, he sat in his car waiting for the rain to stop as his office was full of patients waiting for their appointments - another one hour wait for a simple follow-up. Needless to say, I will not be continuing visits with Dr. Espaillat.
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Dr. Espaillat took over an hour to see me, although he was a good doctor once I actually was able to have a conversation with him. I'm giving him one star because of experiences since. First experience: - I'm 11 minuteslate for an appointment due to traffic. He leaves the office early that day because he's tired of waiting. - My RESCHEDULED appointment is canceled THE DAY OF after I've rearranged my day and work schedule to make the appointment. I'm only returning because I need a prescription filled and then I'll be finding another psychiatrist. I have to believe not everyone is as unreliable as Dr. Espaillat.
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I thought he was professional helpful willing to work on helping his patients I would recommend this doctor to family and friends
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Never on time, has reschedule some appointment, and cancelled others. Even one time, he didnt show up. In terms of competence, maybe he's ok but it makes it difficult to rate positively his service when his patient time doesnt seems tobe important or taken into consideration. I'm seriously thinking about seeking another doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor is nice, but he didnt see me until after an hour of waiting because he came in late for all of his appointments and had a backlog of 5 other patients
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Very profesional, atentive to everything I had to say and I left feeling that finally someone can pin point whats really wrong with me.
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Dr Espaillat was very comforting he is timely, thoughtful, and very professional. I would give him a 10 out of a possible 10.
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Very scary visit. There was a formerly disgruntled employee who was able to barge in the waiting room and start screaming about money she was owed. Waited over two and a half hours to the point that I had to cancelmy other appointment I had taken a day off to have. Was seen for 30 minutes, asked very leading questions about suicide and depression and given 3 prescriptions. I only went because I need some basic stress management tools to deal with my job and my husbands work stress.
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**EXCELLENTE!** highly recommended!
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good. i really don't have anything bad to say about Ricardo Espaillat.
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Wait times can be long, as mentioned by many other reviewers. However, Dr. Espaillat is very warm and friendly. His medical background, affiliations, and credentials should speak for themselves as well. You will not find a more qualified practioner.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Espaillat was pleasant & professional. As a new patient, he made me feel comfortable while reviewing my medical history and the personal questions asked that aide in diagnosis and treatment. He seemed genuine and showed concern for me.I am glad I found a doctor that makes me feel they care about their patients and long term health.
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2-3hr wait. Advised that I should seek alternative methods of feeding my child so I could take medication.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent Professional!
More than 1 year ago
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Un gran profesional, me gusta.
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I would absolutely never go back to this doctor. Within 15 minutes he was ready to put me on some serious drugs. Beware!
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Never answer my calls
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He is professional and has a way of asking questions that is non-judgmental. On the particular day that I came, it happened to be very busy with a long wait, but the waiting room has enough chairs to accommodate everyone. Thereceptionist was also very professional and helpful. Besides the wait, I had a positive experience, and I would recommend Dr. Espaillat.
More than 1 year ago
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Not pleased
More than 1 year ago
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Long wait (almost 2 hr) but when we got to see him, he gave us his full attention.
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Nice doctor. Seems thorough and caring. Too early to say much more. On the negative side, I didn't like that I had to wait over 40 minutes to be seen.
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Great doctor, very patient and informative.
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Excellent!
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I was very pleased with Dr. Espaillat he took his time, very patient with me and was able to identify the nature of my problem. I would recommend this doctor to anyone seeking medical guidance.
More than 1 year ago
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good , except for the wait time
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Most likely the most irresponsible doctor I've ever been to.
More than 1 year ago
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Very InformTive
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I have a problem waiting over an hour and half for my appointment time. That is what appointments are for. I even called before my appointment to make sure they were running on schedule and the receptionist told me yes weare on time you can come on now. The doctor was not even there yet and the waiting room was full. I had to wait an hour an half. I'm sorry but I am a busy person and don't have time for doctors that don't respect others time. I also feel that all he wanted to do was push meds on my son.
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Never available, office condition deplorable, secretary with no social skills. The only positive feedback from the experience is the friendliness of the doctor but if you're looking for the full service, I would suggest you to consider other options!!!
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I found him to be very approachable and easy to communicate with. He presented a nice approach of treatment with an easy understanding.
More than 1 year ago
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First of all, he was 2 hours late. All of his morning patients were there before he was. I was able to leave and get breakfast, and when I returned he was still not there. And after several appointments, he refusedto work with me on my medication. He wanted to prescribe me what he wanted to prescribe me regardless of what I said. It gave me the impression that he's paid by this one drug company to hawk their product, that he has a stock of samples for. I did not feel like I had any say in my own treatment, it was up to this guy and the drug company fueling his pocket. It's ridiculous.
More than 1 year ago
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He was great once he showed up! Our appt was at 10am and he showed up to the office at 11:15. He was thorough and pleasant.
More than 1 year ago
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Very caring, experienced, great all around visit.
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He's a very intelligent and kind man...seemed to want the best for me.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor and staff were very friendly and professional. The wait time was longer then expected, but it could be because I was a new patient. I would recommend this doctor to my friends and family.
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The doctor was amazing!!!
More than 1 year ago
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muy bueno ,pero no se que programa es este zocdoc y no quiero que me mande mas mensaje porque estoy con mucha depresion por favor gracias
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Shows sincere interest.
More than 1 year ago
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He seems like a great guy! I can't wait two hrs to see a doctor for 15mins visit. Also I felt a little uncomfortable in the office most psychiatrist have a couch or a comfy chair to sit in. Also theoffice was really small for being a private practice also weird hours for appointments and working in miami also.
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Very thorough great doctor
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He truly knows his specialty well and is one of the best psychiatrist I've ever met. He is also very kind, understanding, and helpful.
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He was very good just to far from were I live.
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Very professional, would go to again.
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