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About Dr. Rafael Allende

Dr. Rafael Allende, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sanford, FL, with other offices in Sanford, FL and Oviedo, FL (and 1 other location). He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. He speaks English and Spanish.

Dr. Allende has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

46 Ratings with 19 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rafael Allende is Great. Dr. Rafael Allende has been rated by 46 patients. From those 46 patients 19 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Rafael Allende is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Rafael Allende has 4 locations

get directions The Neurohealth Sciences Center Llc
200 N Mangoustine Ave
Sanford, FL 32771
get directions THE NEUROHEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
305 N Mangoustine Ave Ste 100
Sanford, FL 32771
get directions SURGICAL SPECIALTY GROUP OF OVIEDO
8400 Red Bug Lake Rd Ste 1010
Oviedo, FL 32765
get directions Neurology Health Sciences Center
305 N Mangoustine Ave
Sanford, FL 32771

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Specialties

Dr. Rafael Allende has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Rafael Allende has the following 11 expertise

  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Craniotomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Aneurysm
  • Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Brain Tumor
  • Glioblastoma

Reviews

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John sink

Dr. Allende is by far the best and most caring physician i have ever met. He explains things so you can understand them and treats you like a human being and not just another patient in his books. Talk to him for 5 mins and you can tell he has a good heart and he is really there to help and because he genuinely cares about your health and wants to see you have a better quality of life. It takes alot for me to trust a doctor but after the first visit i had no concerns and i had a successful surgery and am now recovering and i couldnt be happier with my choice of having Dr Allende as my surgeon. I highly recommend this physician!

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Amazing Doctor

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He destroyed my life.

Can't speak as to bedside manner since he never once visited me during his rounds in the hospital (30 days), but he was kind and courteous in his office. He did not rush me during office visits.

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Exceptional Dr

Dr Allende is very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. He's professional and personable. With my first visit he wanted me to tell him about my back problem, he wasn't judgemental and quick to make a diagnosis like other drs I had been too. He accessed my problem, performed the needed surgery and I am happy to say I am pain free. Been putting up with lower back pain for over 30 years. He did a decompression on my L4 and L5 and luckily no fusion was needed. Would highly recommend him. His office is located 3 hours away from my home and the trips I made to his office and to the hospital were well worth it.

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Five Stars

Dr. Allende has been my doctor for many years and when I hurt my back I wouldn't let anyone else touch it. I waited for him to come back from Atlanta to get the surgery because I trust and respect him .

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1996

  • Strong Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Dr. Rafael Allende Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • BCBS Florida myBlue
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
    • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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