Dr. Emily Engel, MD

Dr. Emily Engel, MD

Neurology  |  
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Dr. Emily Engel, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. She has been practicing for 19 years.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 554-8887

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • 6 More

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more than 90% of peers
more than 19% of peers
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
more than 10% of peers

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  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Headache Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Cluster Headache
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo


  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Occipital Nerve Block

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.


  • Ucsd
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Hahnemann University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Olive View Hosp-Ucla
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Harbor / UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Engel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Engel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Engel to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Engel'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 (7)
in Mesa, AZ |
I saw Dr Engel since my sister in California sees her & recommended her (i live in Arizona.) Dr Engel was the Dr I have been searching for over the last 17 years! She was so very smart & explained everything to me so i could understand exactly what she meant. She was kind, caring and patient with me-she recommended medicines & treatment for me & discussed them with me completely. I felt so at ease with her & all of the office staff, as they were just the best too. TY!!
in Murrieta, CA |
I have been a patient of dr engel’s for 9 yrs. she is smart & concerned & professional & put me right at ease. Her old nurse, Lisa, was a definate asset to her practice-very professional, kind & patient. Dr engel made my migraines 101% better after the very first visit & has continued ever since. I get individualized care from her. There is no cookie cutter image with dr engel & migraines-specialized & individualized treatment with us all. Go see her for the best care ever! ;)
in San Diego, CA |
The staff at the office is great, and she is a helpful, delightful doctor. She is kind, informed, and explains clearly. She is also proactive-- I transferred from her to another doctor who was a specialist in epilepsy. He eventually said he could do no more for me and I should stick to sub-par Then I returned to her and she immediately proposed next steps and had tons of ideas, and quickly got me a appointment with a hard to schedule specialist for a test. She is proactive and motivating!
San Diego, CA |
Horrible from the waiting room long time to the nurse's to the doctor. See somebody else
in Poway, CA |
I have a complex seizure disorder. Dr. Engel has been my neurologist for 8-9 years. She is amazing, compassionate, brilliant, she listens, asks questions, offers great advice and gives you excellent care. Her staff is wonderful and her appointments run on time. You are in safe hands and can thoroughly trust this doctor.
in San Diego, CA |
dr engel really helped me with my migraines...i have had them for 20 years. she was so kind, patient, smart and took her time with me & answered all of the questions that i had. she knew right away what type of migraines i've had and perscribed a medicine that has helped me 95% after only 2 visits! if you are looking for a neurologist that is up on all of the latest treatment options, cut to the chase & see the best as i am so glad that i did!
San Diego, Ca |
Did not give me accurate information about medication side effects. Nursing staff rude and impatient. Their office seems arrogant and disinterested in keeping me as a loyal patient.
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Dr. Engel accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic PPO
    Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Engel has admitting privileges

Scripps Green Hospital
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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