Dr. Joel Rothfeld, MD

Dr. Joel Rothfeld, MD

Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Joel Rothfeld, MD is a neurology specialist in Chico, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc in 1990 and specializes in neurology.

120 Independence Cir Ste C

Chico, CA 95973

Contact Information

(530) 332-3981

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Brain Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Parkinson's Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Rothfeld'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*

58  Conditions Treated

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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.


  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Va West Los Angeles
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • UCLA Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Rockefeller University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rothfeld has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rothfeld's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rothfeld to family and friends
36 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

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Dr. Rothfeld's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Extremely knowledgable and compassionate doctor. I felt I learned so much and feel much calmer about my condition! His staff is very kind and helpful.
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Not enough time to spend with me & listen to my questions, or at least acknowledge my issues as my reality even when not worst neurological problem he has with extreme situations; he is always on-call with hospital & while I understand that, he was distracted during appt; he had to go find charger...more
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The doctor is very good. Patient and takes time to listen. I will not be going back because his receptionist is so rude that I’m upset every time I have a need to make an appointment or go back to the office. Obviously I am not alone! I’m dying and she seems to enjoy making me miserable! Sad...more
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I thank God for dr rothfeld. I have been seeing him for several years. He was highly referred and worth the wait to see him. I have a serious condition which he treats with my primary doctor. His staff has been professional and caring. Dr rothfeld knows his stuff and give me time and attention...more
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I've been going to this Dr. for approx. 15 years ! He's extremely intelligent ~ most people don't understand him. Give him a chance, don't be demanding or pushy ! Tell him you didn't understand & ask him to please explain. What I did was say "Whoa- Wait a minute Time Out ! Let's Dumb it down for...more
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