Dr. Antoine Elhajjar, MD

Dr. Antoine Elhajjar, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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Dr. Antoine Elhajjar, MD is a neurology specialist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from St Joseph's University Faculty Of Med in 1989 and specializes in neurology, sleep medicine, and more.

41990 Cook St Ste A101

Palm Desert, CA 92211

Contact Information

(760) 340-0528

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 90% of peers
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
more than 92% of peers
Restless Leg Syndrome
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Elhajjar "As an experienced neurologist and sleep specialist, I practice patient oriented care, address patient's symptoms and apply evidence based management. I emphasis to listen to patients since diagnosis and management are oriented to each patient differently."


  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Vascular Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Night Eating Syndrome
  • Night Terror
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Neurological Testing

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • St Joseph's Medical Center
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • St Joseph's University Faculty Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Kaiser Permanente/UCLA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Kaiser Sunset
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Mba
    Other Education | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elhajjar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elhajjar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elhajjar to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Elhajjar's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Palm Springs, CA |
Worst case scenario, this doctor is bad news, a parts & labor doc who should have his license removed. He simply didn't want to wait on me so he undiagnosed me of the disease I have lived with all my adult life. I obtained his report from my primary, he changed my symptoms and pinched what the...more
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Indio, CA |
This office is ridiculous. Tried making an appt to see him. The receptionist is rude and disgusting. She stated I needed a referral I told her I had a PPO and she said I dont care we need one and cut me off and hung up. DONT EVEN BOTHER IS THE RECEPTIONIST CANT CONDUCT PROPER BUSINESS OVER A PHONE...more
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Sunnyvale, CA |
Excellent doctor, terrible front desk staff management, however nice the front desk staff is. Placing people on hold EVERY time they call consistently equals lack of staff or too many patients or both. For such a wonderful doctor this is very disappointing and enough reason for some folks to go...more
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in La Quinta , CA |
First of all the office was very neat and clean, very friendly and caring staff and Dr. ElHajjar was very gentle and friendly , I can't say enough nice things about my Visit to this Dr. , I was treated the best I've been treated in a health care facility in a very long time the woman that did the...more
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in Cabazon CA |
I had my first initial visit with Dr Antoine Elhajjar today and was great! I never felt rushed and most importantly he cared enough to be patient and answer all my questions. Great doctor... thank you!
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Dr. Elhajjar accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
  • Humana
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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