First Choice Neurology

Nivea R. Ribas, MD

Nivea R. Ribas, MD, PA

Nivea R. Ribas, MDNivea R. Ribas, MD has been a Hialeah-Miami Lakes sole practitioner for 25 years. She chose to join First Choice Neurology to gain assistance with the administrative functions of her medical office. At age 9, Dr. Ribas began dreaming of being a neurologist, after witnessing her infant brother suffer a seizure. After a 12-year higher education, she qualified for a 2-year neurology epilepsy fellowship mapping seizure sites for Gamma Knife eradication. Ever since she has followed her dream to be an Epileptologist-Neurologist. Dr. Ribas has further pursued her dreams of serving Miami's Latin community while working with other well-known physicians like Gamma Knife Neurosurgeon Dr. Aizak Wolf and Muhammad Ali's Parkinson Neurologist, Dr. Abraham Lieberman. Dr. Ribas continues to practice and personally serve her patients.



Abdominal Pain, ADHD, ALS, Alzheimer’s Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Back Pain, Balance, Botox Injections, Botulinum Toxins, Cannabis Medical Treatment, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Concussion, COVID-19 Long Haulers, Dementia, Developmental Delays, Dizziness, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Facial Pain, Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy, Fibromyalgia, Gait Disorders, Headaches/Migraines, Memory, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck and Back Pain, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neuropathy, Neuropsychology, Neurophysiology, Neuroradiology, Numbness, Nutritional Medicine, Nutrition & Wellness, Occupational Therapy, Pain Management, Parkinson’s Disease, Pelvic Pain, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Seizures, Shoulder Injury, Sleep Disorders, Spasticity, Spine Disorders, Stroke, Tingling, Tourette Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tremors, Vertigo.

Board Certifications
American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology, 04/2005-12/2015

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certified #53207, 02/09/2015

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, #53207 (Recertified)

Medical Interests
Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 07/1978-06/1980

Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. B.S. Biology, 07/1980-06/1982

Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, 07/1983-06/1987

Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, New York
Neurology Residency

University Of Maryland Medical System, Neurophysiology Maryland Epilepsy Center, Baltimore, Maryland

University of Maryland Medical System Clinical Instructor Epilepsy/EEG - 07/1991-06/1993

Maryland Epilepsy Center

University of Maryland Medical System Baltimore, Maryland

American Medical Association

American Academy of Neurology

Awards & Accolades

Pfizer GlaxoSmithKline

Eisai In

Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Boehringer Ingelheim

UCB, Inc.

Research, Clinical Trials & Publications
In association with Siterx, Dr. Ribas offers her patients, who may qualify, the opportunity to participate in medical research that may be of benefit in treating the patient's condition. All patient participation is by election. The patient always retains the right not to participate.

Lecturer Epilepsy/Neurology

Barry University DO Program

Palmetto Hospital, Hialeah, FL

National Headache Foundation

Glaxo Welcome Pharmaceutical

"Women and Headaches" Presentation with transparencies

Lecture for Critical Care Nurses
"Epilepsy - How to Spot Focal Seizures, and New Medicines" Slide Presentation

Teaching Staff of Palmetto General Hospital,
Affiliate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

30-day Neurology Student Shadows

Physician Lecturer: Alzheimer Disease Symptoms, Diagnosis (Differentiation from other Dementia) Available Care and Treatment ((Aricept, Exelon, Memantine Patch (Namenda))

Physician Lecturer: Parkinson Disease – Symptoms, Differential Diagnosis, Treatments-Medications

Physician Lecturer: Headache, differential diagnosis of the nature and cause of headaches. Migraine symptoms care and available.

Accepts New Patients

List of insurance plans accepted

English, Spanish, Conversational French

5801 NW 151st Street, #206
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
(305) 826-3931

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hospital Affiliations
Dr. Ribas has resigned from Hospital affiliations to dedicate her practice to clinically attending her office patients. She previously attended patients at the following facilities:

1993-2006 Palmetto General Hospital, 2001 W. 68 Street, Hialeah, FL

1993-2006 Hialeah Hospital 651 E. 25th St. Hialeah, FL

1993-2006 Palm Springs Hospital, 1475 W. 49th Place, Hialeah, FL

1996-2005 Cedars Hospital 1400 N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami, FL

1997- 2005 North Shore Medical Center, 1100 N.W. 95th Street, Miami, FL

1998-2005 Memorial Hospital West, 703 N. Flamingo Rd. Pembroke Pines, FL

1998-2005 Memorial Hospital Miramar 1901 S.W. 172nd Avenue, Miramar, FL

1998-2005 Kendall Regional Hospital/American Hospital 11750 S.W. 40th St. Miami, FL

1998-2005 Parkway Regional Medical Center 41 N.W. 167th St. Miami, FL

1996-2004 Healthsouth Doctors Hospital (Courtesy Affiliation) 5000 University Dr. Coral Gavles, FL

1991-1993 University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 S. Greene St. Baltimore, MD

1987-1991 Nassau County Medical Center, Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY



Nivea R. Ribas, MD, PA is a neurologist in Miami Lakes, Florida. You can contact her office for an appointment at (305) 826-3931.

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