Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD

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Specializes in Neurology • Male • Age 59

8851 Center Dr Ste 603
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Dr. Gao:

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Dr. Gao's Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Gao

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Appointments & Offices

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Er Kai Gao MD Inc
Er Kai Gao MD Inc
8851 Center Dr Ste 603
La Mesa, CA 91942
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    Dr. Gao's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Neurology

    Board Certifications

    • Neurology
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    • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    2
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Ataxia
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Injury
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Concussion
    • Convulsions
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Dementia
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Diplopia
    • Dystonia
    • Epilepsy
    • Essential Tremor
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Headache
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
    • Insomnia
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Menstrual Migraine
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    • Migraine
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Myelopathy
    • Myoclonus
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Nystagmus
    • Parkinsonism
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Polymyositis
    • Post-Concussion Syndrome
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep-Walking
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Stiff-Man Syndrome
    • Stroke
    • Syncope
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Tremor
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vertigo
    • Visual Field Defects
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    Background Check for Dr. Gao

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    5

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    PEKING UNIVERSITY MEDICAL COLLEGE / BEIJING MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

    Residency Hospital

    St Louis University Health Science Center
    Complete in 1999

    Fellowship Hospital

    Scripps Clin
    Complete in 1989
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Gao & Staff

    • English
    • Chinese, Mandarin
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Gao's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at Sharp Grossmont Hospital where Dr. Gao has admitting privileges:

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    • Sharp Grossmont Hospital

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Gao

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gao to family and friends

    26 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Gao's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    24 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    25 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    25 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 24 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Gao
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    26 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    25 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    25 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    25 responses
    below
    national average

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    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

    The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Gao accepting new patients?

    If you are a new patient, please check with Dr. Gao before scheduling an appointment.

    What insurance does he accept?

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    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Managed Care (Non-HMO)
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Molina
    • National Elevator
    • State Farm
    • Tricare
    • United Healthcare
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    Office Locations

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    Er Kai Gao MD Inc
    8851 Center Dr Ste 603
    La Mesa, CA 91942
    (619) 667-4545 (Office)
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