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Dr. Thomas Ela, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Ela
1211 W La Palma Ave Ste 709 Anaheim, CA 92801

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Dr. Thomas Ela, MD is a neurology specialist in Anaheim, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and more.


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(714) 780-9770

Dr. Ela accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO
WellPoint

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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. Ela's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ela treats Vertigo more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ela treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ela treats Headache more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ela treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ela treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ela treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ela's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Balance Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neurological Testing
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our patients deserve to be treated with care, respect, and compassion. We are honored to be entrusted with your care.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Education

Mayo Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University Of California Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Scripps Mercy Hospital
Internship Hospital
1987
University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
1991
1988
1987
1980

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Dr. Ela's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ela

4.3

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(20)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
4%
(1)
2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
12%
(3)

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It’s rare to find a doctor that takes the time to listen to all your questions and concerns and doesn’t rush you out the door. I felt comfortable and confident from the moment he shook my hand. He was able to identify and resolve my problem with my first visit. I highly recommend Dr. Ela!
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I cannot find the words to define Dr. Ela, he is the most caring and patient doctor I have ever met. He not only cares for his patients but also the family members caring for his patients. My dad was referred to him by his primary doctor for Dementia and I cant thank god enough for sending him our way. He really does take his time to listen and is quick to find a solution. Not to mention how efficient his staff is ( Jennifer). I highly recommend this doctor to anyone! You wont regret it.
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When I was struck down with WNVE my family struggled to find the right Neurologist to care for me. Dr Ela was recommended to them by one of his patients. He is caring and understanding to his patients. He took the time to get to know my not so common disease and do everything he could to help me.
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I bring my mom to Dr Ela office for her Alzheimer's care. I have found him to be very professional and works with the family members regarding the care. I am happy that he is one of my mom's physicians.
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I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Ela for my mother, which I attended. I selected Dr. Ela due to his excellent education, experience and his great reviews. Mom can be a little difficult to get answers from and Dr. Ela was amazingly patient with her and gently coaxed the answers he needed from her. He was able to determine that the headache she had been suffering was emanating from most likely her neck, and, thank goodness, not a pre-stroke condition. His staff was very nice. Thank you.
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Called his office searching for a good Neurology, and staff took insurance information and said I will call you right back and never bother to call you back, this means they do not care to get new patients. You think you will like to go to this office. This is how they get bad reputation
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Dr. Ela has excellent demeanor, education and expertise. He has been the easiest to communicate with than any neurologist I have seen.
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Does not accept Covered California insured patients
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Honest and truthful. Took time to listen to all the questions and unfortunately he had no answers. He was humble enough to tell us he didn't have a solution or treatment with my medical condition.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Elas for a year and a half due to a work related injury. Dr. Ela always takes time to explain what's going on and how he will provide treatment for my particular injury. He never rushes through the examination and answers any and all questions that I have. He is very personable and sincere. I consider him one of the best doctors that I have ever had. I would highly recommend Dr Ela.
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