Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD

Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Colton, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.

290 N 10th St Ste 100

Colton, CA 92324

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 19% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 5% of peers
more than 3% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Qualified Medical Examiner
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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20  Procedures

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.


  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Geo Washington University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Geo Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chappell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chappell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chappell to family and friends
41 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chappell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Don't know how Chappell rates so high. Surgery on wife's neck made condition worse. He wouldn't check his work or proceed with back surgery, basically pouted because wife's condition didn't get better, then kicked her to the curb saying she was fine. He or his surgical "team" left used needles,...more
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Dr. Chappell should not be in practice. My experience with him caused me to have another surgery, for the same thing that he was suppose to have done, a year later. He is a self serving, careless individual. After he walks out of the surgery room, he never wants to see you again!! There is no...more
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He doesn't care for patients anymore. I mention symptoms,he pretends to be listening while typing on PC before I say anything. Won't check my neck unless I insist, how can he treat without looking?. Like a phone consult! I thought he would be good since he's also a professor. He took right after...more
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The worst experience of my life. Would NEVER reccomend this guy to ANYONE!!
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