Dr. Theodore Teacher, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 70

Neurology

Dr. Theodore Teacher, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Teacher has extensive experience in Headache. He graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo, winner of the Stroke Care Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Theodore Teacher, MD

Theodore M Teacher MD

26691 Plaza Ste 235 Mission Viejo, CA 92691 ()
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Accepting new patients

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Dr. Teacher is affiliated with Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo Mission Viejo, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for neurology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Stroke Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Teacher

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Teacher treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Teacher treats other conditions, please contact the office at (949) 364-9054.

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Teacher is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Headache
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Migraine
Normal
Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Teacher's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anosmia
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chordoma
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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(949) 364-9054

Dr. Teacher accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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 / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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 / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Teacher's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Teacher

4.5

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(20)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
8.333333333333334%
(2)
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Dr. Teacher is personable and focuses on his patients with a friendly and interested manner. I have been seeing him for over ten years and have not been disappointed with his treatment nor his recommendations. Additionally he has the kind of office staff that is becoming more rare: they are efficient but not rushed, and they are always very warm and accommodating. I highly recommend his practice.
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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Sherrie E. Zhan – Sep 30, 2021
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First visit was amazing. Staff, Laura especially, was very kind and helpful. Office was safe and clean. Dr Teacher spent the time with me to answer questions and he was very personable. I would highly recommend Dr Teacher to anyone needing Neurology services.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Steve J – Nov 17, 2020
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Dr. Teacher has provided top notch care and followed up with me over the holiday weekend. Awesome care giver would highly recommend him. He diagnosed a condition an emergency room missed, and immediately processed a prescription for me to pick-up within 10 mintues
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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V.Breault – May 29, 2020
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Dr Teacher is a great caring professional. Takes the time to talk with you and explain options and suggest alternative solutions. May run a bit late as he continues the discussion until he and you are satisfied that everything is understood.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Danbury, NC – Feb 14, 2017
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Dr. Teacher is one of the least helpful physicians I have encountered. I went to him with neurological disorders affecting my ability to walk. After several sessions with Dr. Teacher I know nothing more than I knew when I first met with him. Also, his encounter notes are not available. His office told me the notes were not available because he does not transcribe them as an economy measure. See another neurologist.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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Charles in San Juan Capistrano, CA – Jun 04, 2016
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Diagnosis, evaluation and treatment for neck (in 2004) and spine (in 2015) prior to eventual surgery. Friendly, easy going attitude with clear and concise explanations. Does not rush you and takes all the time you need to answer questions.
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
No results
11 people found this helpful
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San Clemente, CA – Feb 18, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Listen to each patient to thoroughly assess, diagnose and treat.

Biography

University of California San Diego Undergraduate

Bowman Gray Medical School, Winston Salem, North Carolina

University of Arizona Medical School

UCLA Harbor General

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

La Co Harbor Ucla Med Center
Residency Hospital
Tucson Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1978
Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Theodore Teacher, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Teacher frequently treats Headache. See all practice areas where Dr. Teacher specializes.

Where is Dr. Theodore Teacher, MD's office located?

Dr. Teacher's office is located at 26691 Plaza Ste 235, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Theodore Teacher, MD speak?

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

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Theodore M Teacher MD

Theodore M Teacher MD26691 Plaza Ste 235 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2020)