Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD

Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(41)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. E Thomas Chappell, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Colton, CA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

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

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Qualified Medical Examiner
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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.

Education

  • 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
4.2
based on 41 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Chappell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Lakewood, CA |
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, used surgical blades in wife's bed/sheets just after surgery. I cut myself adjusting sheet for wife when she was wheeled into her room after surgery. Chappell always half hour/hour late to appointments
in Los Angeles, CA |
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 post-op appt. or ANYTHING. If you do get to see him, which I did after calling every day for 2 months, he acts as if you are a nuisance & wasting his valuable time. If you want to get better, AVOID HIM
in La Mirada, CA |
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 without checking on me or telling my loved ones how things went. He told me he needed to wrap up my WC case & said I reached MMI status & lost benefits due to that. Now I'm seeing other Drs. Avoid him!!
Los Angeles, CA |
The worst experience of my life. Would NEVER reccomend this guy to ANYONE!!
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Dr. Chappell 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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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