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Dr. John Chen, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Chen

Elite Neurology of Orange County

2617 E Chapman Ave Ste 307 Orange, CA 92869

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Dr. John Chen, MD is a neurology specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1993 and specializes in neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine.


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(714) 202-0218

Dr. Chen accepts the following insurance:

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Elect Choice EPO
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Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Brain Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Brain Disorders more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Chen's conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Management of VNS Devices for the Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

About Me

I personally believe in providing the most compassionate care possible.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1998
UCLA Electromyography and Neuromuscular Diseases
Fellowship Hospital
1996
UCLA MEDICAL CENTER-WESTWOOD, RONALD REAGAN
Residency Hospital
1994
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1993
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
1990
University of Michigan INTEFLEX
Undergraduate School
1998
1996
1994
1993
1990

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chen

2.8

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5 Stars
40%
(20)
4 Stars
4%
(2)
3 Stars
4%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
52%
(26)

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Never. I have been trying to get an appointment for weeks, they never answer phone or return calls or email after leaving many messages. Look elsewhere.
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My aunt has been seeing Dr. Chen since 2008 when she couldn’t sign her name anymore due to Parkinson’s; with the right medication she is writing and walking. He is always there for us in times of crisis and providing the best care possible. He is honest above all and compassionate. He responds quickly on the patient portal. I highly recommend Dr. Chen!
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Dr. Chen has been my Neurologist for 14 years and has stuck with me through thick and thin. I find he reaches his goal of providing compassionate medical care. I recently discovered that a close friend also goes to Dr. Chen. When we discuss Dr. Chen we're thankful he can't hear us or he would have a 'big head.'
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I would never recommend Dr. Chen to any of my family and friends he is not a very friendly doctor did not even discuss my MRI report with me which later I found some issues from another doctor once I questioned him about the MRI he turned on me and dismissed me That's not a real doctor I have very real neurological issues that he dismissed He is supposed to be a practicing doctor he needs to go back to school to learn a little more about the human brain because he knows nothing
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I've been experiencing chronic daily headaches for the past 8 years. After an MRI showed nothing and a few prescription options didn't work, he gave up on me. He told me that nothing was wrong and to be thankful that I'm not autistic like his son. I stopped looking for treatment for a few years after that. Headaches got worse and only recently I found someone who suggested SPECT and EEG scans. Results: I have mild brain trauma from football. I highly recommend searching for other options.
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Dr. Chen is an amazing doctor. Attentive, helpful, and incredibly caring. His office staff is literally the worst. They're reasonably nice in person, but the way they handle themselves with scheduling, billing, filing paperwork, anything reflects an impressive level of incompetence. Dr. Chen is definitely worth wading through the quagmire of incompetence that is his office staff. Fair warning.
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I owe my life to Dr. Chen. I can't thank him enough for staying the course and supporting my family in assisting them in making the most difficult decisions that resulted in my new lease on life. This all occurred in the E-R at Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. Appreciatively yours, Gary Shapiro
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Went for a scheduled appointment I received great service and courteous assistance.Dr Chen has great staff very knowledgeable when it came to my medical information.Very highly recommended.Thank You
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The office staff is incompetent and rude. Dr.Chen has changed his accepted insurance. I spoke to his office the morning of my appointment to verify insurance. They said all was fine. When I got there I was told that they no longer accepted my insurance and I would have to pay the full amount. Dr. Chen says he will be right back and never returns to the exam room - this has happened 2 times. I leave feeling that my questions have not been addressed
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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