Dr. Nathaniel Neal, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Nathaniel Neal, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Los Alamitos, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Neal to book an appointment.

Dr. Neal

Valerius Medical Group and Research Center of

10861 Cherry St Ste 104 Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Neal's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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Dr. Neal treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Neal treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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very high

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Dr. Neal treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Neal treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Arthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Neal treats Arthritis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Neal treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Dr. Neal's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(562) 794-9801

Dr. Neal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Dr. Neal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Neal

3.4

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
37.03703703703704%
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (17)
  • Explained conditions well (17)
  • Listened & answered questions (17)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Office environment (6)
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Office staff courteous and Dr Neal very knowledgeable and caring.
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May 20, 2019
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I have been with Dr Neal’s office for several years. He always has taken his time with me even though I know he is extremely busy. I receive treatments at the office so spends few hours there because of that. I am able to see the way he rushes between rooms when he finishes with each patient. This being said I also am able to observe how long he spends in the room. I had to move and made sure to stay in area so I could remain his patient. Very caring doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Julie – May 19, 2018
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He listened to me and every pain and complaint I had. Incredibly thorough and proactive in doing appropriate testing. I would recommend him to my family and friends. Appointment easy to get and very short wait time once there.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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California – Mar 27, 2018
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Dr. Neal has been my Rheumatologist for 20 years. He has eased my pain and kept me mobile. He is up on all the new medication and does research on this awful disease. His staff is great and he doesn't have a large turnover. His office is clean and pleasant Most importantly, he treats you like a human being with dignity and respect. To him you are a real live person, that hurts and he does his best to help you. He is one of the very best people I have ever met. As a physician he is amazing
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Jan 20, 2018
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This office is a nitemare. My first appointment I waited almost two hours to be seen. When I got into the room they couldn't find my paperwork. Also upon checking in I was never greeted until I walked back up again 20 mins later ask for my new patiiwt papework. I needed an authorization for tests to be done. I had to call twice and by the time my appointment came around 3 weeks later they still didn't so the authorization. The front desk gals are very rude and have so empathy.
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Dec 21, 2017
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Truly the worst staff I have ever encountered for the worst condition I've ever suffered. Dr. Neal tries hard but a couple of red flags most importantly my medical records stayed in the computer system in Long Beach and he was not allowed access to them when he moved to Los Alamitos. I also felt he gave me what I wanted for meds, not what he had knowledge of. There are better doctors. Find one.
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Lorelei in Long Beach, CA – Jul 31, 2017
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I would NEVER recommend this dr. to ANYONE!!! ...unless you like to pay or have your insurance pay around $250 per visit to watch him look at the computer, ignore questions & then send you on your way....when I lost my insurance, the treatment was even worse!! His head nurse retired and the girl that took over has NO IDEA how to treat patients or people in general...WORST EXPERIENCE EVER W/A DOCTOR..& that's when I had insurance, now I have medi-cal & the dr's have been GREAT!!! ..go figure!!
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Anna Christensen – Jun 13, 2017
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Dr. Neal is extremely knowledgeable and he always spends as much time as I need to answer all my questions and consider the next step in my treatment plan. I have great faith in him and my health is much improved since I started seeing him 5 years ago.
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Elizabeth in Long Beach, CA – Nov 22, 2016
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I have been a patient of Dr Neal for years & I plan on REMAINING!! He is a great Dr! He always listens, takes his time 2 tend 2 ALL of my needs & requests, & most of a he never makes me feel rushed! Dr Neal is also very informative & extremely passionate!! I am very ill & he understands that, I apprec Dr Neal & he even comes 2 visit me in the hospital-on a SUNDAY NIGHT...just an overall GREAT guy!!??
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Shawn in Long Beach, CA – May 26, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Nathaniel Neal, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Los Alamitos, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Education

St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Nathaniel Neal, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Nathaniel Neal, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Neal frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot, Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, and Arthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Neal treats.

Where is Dr. Nathaniel Neal, MD's office located?

Dr. Neal's office is located at 10861 Cherry St Ste 104, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Nathaniel Neal, MD speak?

Dr. Neal speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Valerius Medical Group and Research Center of10861 Cherry St Ste 104 Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Neal is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA