Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology  |  
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Age 62
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Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD
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.

8851 Center Dr Ste 603

La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Information

(619) 667-4545

Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD

Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Dr. Gao's Experience

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Dr. Gao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
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Board Certifications

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

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Procedures

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

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gao to family and friends
2.5
based on 29 total reviews (4 with comments)
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 (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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Dr. Gao accepts 6 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
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value
    Health Premier

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Hospitals where Dr. Gao has admitting privileges

Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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