Dr. John Chen, MD

Dr. John Chen, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. John Chen, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Tustin, CA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.Read his story

13420 Newport Ave Ste E

Tustin, CA 92780

Contact Information

(714) 202-0218

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

very high
more than 93% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Chen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chen "eNOC's founding member is John W. Chen, M.D. He is a board certified Adult Neurologist who has been a stalwart in the Orange County community since 1998. He completed the accelerated INTEFLEX Medical School program at the University of Michigan in 1993. He completed his Neurology residency and Neuromuscular/ Electrophysiology Fellowship at UCLA-Westwood in 1998. Since completion of training, he began his private Neurology practice in Tustin. He continues to be dedicated to his community, and has been honored with numerous awards, including Physician of the Year at Western Medical Center, Santa Ana. He is currently the Vice Chair of Internal Medicine at that facility as well as shares acute STROKE and Orange County EMS NSE (Neurosurgical Emergency) call coverage. Dr. Chen is a graduate of The University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency and subspeciality training at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. His medical interests include neuromuscular and neuropathic disorders with electrodiagnostic testing, epilepsy with VNS programing, Parkinson's Disease including DBS programming, headache with chemodenervation (BOTOX), blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, and spasticity with chemodenervation (BOTOX). His personal interests include running, mountain biking and spending time with his wife and two children."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chen "I personally believe in providing the most compassionate care possible."


  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Epilepsy & Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's 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
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • 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
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Botox® Injection
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Management of VNS Devices for the Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurological Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Stroke Prevention

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.


  • University Of Michigan Inteflex
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Oakland University William Beaumont School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • UCLA Medical Center-Westwood, Ronald Reagan
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • UCLA Electromyography and Neuromuscular Diseases
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chen to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chen's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Garden Grove, CA |
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...more
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Santa Ana, CA |
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...more
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in Orange, CA |
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...more
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in Irvine, CA |
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...more
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in Santa. Ana |
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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Dr. Chen accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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    Individual and Family PPO
    Large Group HMO
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    SmartCare HMO
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  • MultiPlan
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    AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
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    Navigate POS
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    Secure Horizons
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    Select HMO
    Select Plus EPO
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    Select Plus POS
    Sierra Choice POS
    Sierra Health
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
    United Healthcare West

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Hospitals where Dr. Chen has admitting privileges

Orange County Global Medical Center
1001 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Chapman Global Medical Center
2601 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
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