Dr. David Gehret, MD

Dr. David Gehret, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. David Gehret, MD is a neurology specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1981 and specializes in neurology.Read his story

401 Old Newport Blvd Ste 201

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medico
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Gehret performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Essential Tremor
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Gehret's bio

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gehret "Dr. Gehret's feeling is that the best treatment starts with the correct diagnosis. Also, our team's philosophy is that patients come first. In this day and age, everyone is busy with their own lives. Putting patients first means that patients will generally be seen on or very close to their scheduled appointment time (avoiding long waiting times in the waiting room), having access to the doctor by email 24/7, getting patients with urgent problems in for an appointment in a timely manner.


  • Listed as "Top Physician" in Consumer's Research Council of America
  • Patient's Choice Award in 2011 & 2012
  • Compassionate Doctor Award in 2012 & 2013
  • Listed in "Guide to America's Top Physicians"
  • Listed in Leading Physicians of the World in 2016
  • "Top Doctor" on topdoctor .com
  • Listed in 2017 Physicians of Excellence


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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Numbness
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Weakness


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  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • PET Scan

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.


  • Florida State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Graduated With Honors
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • UCLA Wvah Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Wvah Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Board-Certified In Neuroimaging, Diplomate American Board Of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus, 1986
  • Acute Cervical Radiculopathy from an Intramedullary Multiple Sclerosis Plaque,
  • Whole Cortex MEG with MRI (MSI) in Intractable Extratemporal Neocortical Partial Epilepsy,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gehret's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gehret to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gehret'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)

Amazing Physician ! Someone who truly cares about his patients and theirs well being. Extremely knowledgeable .
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Long Beach, CA |
Dr. Gehret's office staff was rude and discourteous. They do not take responsibility for errors they make.
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Palm Springs, CA |
Could not have felt more comfortable and confident . Dr Gehret is a warm and caring doctor. I would not hesitate to recommend him. I travel 2 hours from Palm Springs just to be able to see him.
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Laguna Beach, CA |
He is the best thorough doctor in his field. He doesn't send the bills, the company he works for does. It is up to the patient to verify if files were sent to your doctor. Don't be lazy and check yourself. Please review the doctors knowledge and competence, only. The staff is wonderful, also. He...more
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in Huntington Beach, CA |
I first saw Dr. Gehret as a second opinion and have seen him for several years. He is very thorough and worked with my Dr. At UCLA to diagnose my problem without over medicating me and making many practical suggestions. Unfortunately, my new insurance does not have him on their plan so I'm in...more
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Dr. Gehret accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Basic PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Medico
  • Simplifi
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Gehret has admitting privileges

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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