Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD

Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD

Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD is a neurology specialist in La Mesa, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Beijing Medical University in 1983 and specializes in neurology.

8851 Center Dr Ste 603

La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Information

(619) 667-4545

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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

Myoclonus
very high
more than 99% of peers
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Confusion
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Gao's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

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

98  Conditions Treated

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4  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.

Education

  • Beijing Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • St Louis University Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Scripps Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gao's Reviews

2.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gao to family and friends
30 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (17)

Dr. Gao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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i started seeing him an he hasnt helped not one bit i was diagnosed with mini strokes not once did he check to see if i was better i had a nerve test in my hands and didnt feel the shocks they give you and i was told theres no nerve damage on the large fibers now they wanna check the small which my...more
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0 stars! EPIC FAIL! This doctor COMPLETELY MISDIAGNOSED A CONDITION,AND NOW HAS MADE SITUATIONS WORSE BECAUSE THEY SUSPENDED MY LICENSE DUE TO WHAT HE CLAIMED, WHICH IS TOTALLY INCORRECT, AND TO TOP IT OFF.. HE NEVER ONCE TOLD ME THAT THE CONDITION IN WHICH HE CLAIMED WAS WHAT HE WAS DIAGNOSING ME...more
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Unfortunately, they give you just a ltd amt. of space in which to write. This is obviously to keep any negative reviews (like mine) to a min. Anyway, the crux of this complaint is that, after 2 earlier appts., we went back (my fiancée was the pt.,I was moral spt) expecting to get an Rx for pain. B4...more
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I never got the chance to see Dr Gao. His office staff (not Eman) is ridiculous. After getting the auth for the referral they called me saying they need medical history for the visit; they could've called my PCP and handled it so they would have the correct info. Then the codes on my auth weren't...more
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