Dr. William Gaya

Ocala, FL
28 years experience male


William Gaya MD PA

Ocala, FL


801 SW First Ave, Ocala, FL

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Insurances accepted


Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Humana Insurance Company




Dr. William Gayá grew up in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. His father was Vice President of a local bank and his mother a very talented seamstress. He was inspired by his older sisters whom all pursued teaching careers in Biological Sciences. His interest in Neurology started while in college during an anatomy class. "The descriptive nature of the course while unveiling the secrets of the nervous system fascinated me" - recalls Dr. Gayá. After finishing his studies in University of Puerto Rico, he moved with his wife to North Carolina to complete his training in Neuromuscular Disorders and Electromyography at Chapel Hill. In 1997 joined a group of Neurologist in Marion County Florida involved in acute stroke, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Research. Today, Dr. Gayá offers consultation services to this treasured Central Florida region.

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Neurology, Board Certified

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Migraines: Chronic migraines could be due to improper use of pain medications. Medication overuse headache can lead to frequent headaches. inability to identify ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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28 years experience Neurology
Migraine: Migraine headaches are severe unilateral throbbing, associated with nausea, light and noise sensitivity. Improves with resting and is worsened by "tr ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Back pain: Most patients with disk herniation or bulging improve with conservative therapy, including physical therapy, massage, stretching. Other options like c ... Read More
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Jun 25, 2013
I enjoy and learn from Dr. Gaya's many helpful answers on HealthTap. His tone with patients is calm and reassuring too. Thanks, Dr. Gaya!
May 13, 2013
Dr Gaya is providing an excellent service to the public through Healthtap. I recommend Dr. Gaya.
May 14, 2013
Dr. Gaya always has educational and informative posts and is a great asset to Healthtap
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I have had long term insomnia problems that is how I got addicted to Klonopin first and now Valium. I never successfully withdrew from Klonopin I just substituted Phenibut for the Klonopin and now th...Read More
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Thanks Dr Gaya. Imy doctor says there is no need to taper of either Neurontin or Trazodone and told me to stop both of them immediately. I was taking the Neurontin for neuropathy pain burning sensatio...Read More
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Dr Gaya , I am aware of the danger of stopping Valium suddenly. I would like to do a slow taper off of this medication. I don't care how long the taper takes. I am very sensitive to reductions in dosa...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1992MD




Clinical Instructor University North Carolina at Chapel Hill
America's Top Physicians 2011 Consumers' Research Council of America
Chief Resident Neurology 1996


American Academy of Neurology
American Medical Association
Florida Neurological Society
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