Dr. Grace Kao, MD

Dr. Grace Kao, MD

Neurology  |  
Female
(14)
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Dr. Grace Kao, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Irvine, CA. She has been practicing for 37 years.

15785 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 255

Irvine, CA 92618

Contact Information

(949) 551-8588

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Optima Health
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Sarcoidosis
normal
more than 86% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
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more than 69% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
normal
more than 65% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
2

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    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
  • Benign Essential Blepharospasm
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dystonia
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Chemodenervation
  • Color Vision Testing
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)

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

  • Nat Taiwan U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • National Taiwan University
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Mount Sinai Med Cntr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Ca Irvine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine Emg Eeg Evoked Potential, University Of California, Irvine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology, UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago / School Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kao to family and friends
3.5
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Kao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Tustin, CA |
She is the most unprofessional doctor I have ever had the displeasure of meeting. She was very rude, asked personal questions that did not pertain to my health, accused me of lying when I said I do not smoke or drink, and the list goes on. She tried to sell me a neck brace and was very persistent, insisting that it's "only $18 with tax" after I said no thank you multiple times. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone and I have to report her. She has no business having a medical license.
This doctor is extremely impatient, arrogant, rude, and insensitive. She actually slammed her hands on the table and made sarcastic comments when my elderly parents asked her to help accommodate their privacy concerns regarding a treatment plan. This is one example out of several where she is disrespectful. Very unfortunate.
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Dr. Kao accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    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
    Pathway X Direct Access PPO
    Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    Medicare
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Optima Health
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate POS

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Hospitals where Dr. Kao has admitting privileges

UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Dr S
Orange, CA 92868
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