Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD
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Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD

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Clinical Neurophysiology | Male

Er Kai Gao MD Inc 8851 Center Dr Ste 603 La Mesa, CA 91942 Get Directions

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Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD is a clinical neurophysiology doctor who practices in La Mesa, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Gao is affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

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Dr. Gao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    GOOD
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
San Diego, CA |
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 insurance dont cover i also have hypereflexia and hoffmans an no treatment for any of the above rushed out of my appt felt like it was a waste of time
El Cajon, CA |
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 WITH. HE SAID I WAS SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!!! HORRIBLE! I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE AND THE B.B.B. AND THE STATE MEDICAL BOARD ARE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT HIS INABILITY TO DIAGNOS CORREC
California |
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 the NP wrote the Rx we both told him "SHE CAN'T TAKE NSAIDS". So, what does he do? He prescribes Indomethicin, which, I find out later, is an NSAID!! Why did this happen? Why won't the Dr fix this?
in Santee, CA |
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 right, so they called me & I handled it, it was corrected. Today 02/10/16, my appointment was canceled without my knowledge because the girl thought the codes weren't correct w/o double checking.
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      •  Specializes in Clinical Neurophysiology
      •  Board certified in Neurology
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      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Neurology

      Conditions Treated

      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Alzheimer's Disease
      • Aneurysm
      • Anterior Horn Disease
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Brachial Plexus Palsy
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebral Hemorrhage
      • Cerebral Palsy
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
      • Chronic Pain
      • Cluster Headache
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Concussion
      • Confusion
      • Corticobasal Degeneration
      • Cranial Trauma
      • Dementia
      • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Diplopia
      • Dystonia
      • Epilepsy
      • Essential Tremor
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Headache
      • Herniated Disc
      • Huntington's Disease
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
      • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
      • Insomnia
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Meningiomas
      • Menstrual Migraine
      • Migraine
      • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      • Myasthenia Gravis
      • Myelopathy
      • Myoclonus
      • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Nystagmus
      • Parkinson's Disease
      • Parkinsonism
      • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Polymyositis
      • Polyneuropathy
      • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
      • Post-Concussion Syndrome
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Postherpetic Neuralgia
      • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rasmussen's Syndrome
      • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
      • Restless Leg Syndrome
      • Seizure Disorders
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Sleep-Walking
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Stiff-Man Syndrome
      • Stroke
      • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Syncope
      • Temporal Arteritis
      • Tension Headache
      • Thrombosis
      • Tic Disorders
      • Tourette's Syndrome
      • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Tremor
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vasculitis
      • Vertigo
      • Visual Field Defects

      Education

      • Medical School
        Peking University Medical College / Beijing Medical University

        Graduated in 1983

      • Residency Hospital
        St Louis University Health Science Center

        Completed in 1999

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Scripps Clin

        Completed in 1989

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Chinese, Mandarin

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      Specialties

      • Clinical Neurophysiology

      Procedures Performed

      • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation