Dr. Thomas Ela, MD


Clinical Neurophysiology | Male

1211 W La Palma Ave Ste 709 Anaheim, CA 92801 Get Directions
Dr. Thomas Ela, MD
Dr. Thomas Ela, MD is a clinical neurophysiology doctor who practices in Anaheim, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Ela is affiliated with St.Jude Medical Center.

Learn about this doctor

Dr. Ela's Care Philosophy

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

Dr. Ela's Experience

Experience Match

See how Dr. Ela's experience matches your preferences.


For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.


Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Ela

Dr. Ela accepts 11 insurance carriers

Dr. Ela is now accepting new patients

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality
Check out the quality of care at the 1 hospitals where Dr. Ela has admitting privileges.

Dr. Ela's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ela to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Ela's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Westminster, CA |
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.
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.
La Puente, CA |
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
Yorba Linda, CA |
Dr. Ela has excellent demeanor, education and expertise. He has been the easiest to communicate with than any neurologist I have seen.
Cypress, CA |
Does not accept Covered California insured patients
in Orange, CA |
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.
in Brea, California |
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.
Have you seen Dr. Thomas Ela, MD?
Are you Dr. Ela?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

    Compare Dr. Ela

    Compare this Doctor
    View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.
    View all 10 matches

      Dr. Ela's Care Philosophy

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

      Dr. Ela's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Clinical Neurophysiology
      •  Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        What is a recognized doctor
      • Media & Publications

        Dr. Ela has no media or publications listed.

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for California.

        What is medical malpractice
      • 0

        No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

        What is a sanction or disciplinary action
      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

        What are board actions

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Ela's Board Certifications

      Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

      • Clinical Neurophysiology
      • Neurology
      • Neuromuscular Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Alzheimer's Disease
      • Aneurysm
      • Anterior Horn Disease
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Balance Disorders
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
      • Brachial Plexus 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
      • Cerebral Vascular Disease
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
      • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
      • Chronic Pain
      • Cluster Headache
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Concussion
      • Confusion
      • Corticobasal Degeneration
      • Cranial Trauma
      • Dementia
      • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Diplopia
      • Dystonia
      • Ear Disorders
      • 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)
      • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
      • Myasthenia Gravis
      • Myelopathy
      • Myoclonus
      • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
      • Neck Muscle Strain
      • Nerve Diseases
      • Nerve Pain
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Neurological Diseases
      • Neuromuscular Diseases
      • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Parkinson's Disease
      • Parkinsonism
      • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Pinched Nerve
      • Polyneuropathy
      • Post-Concussion Syndrome
      • Postherpetic Neuralgia
      • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rasmussen's Syndrome
      • Refsum Disease
      • Restless Leg Syndrome
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Seizure Disorders
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Stiff-Man Syndrome
      • Stroke
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Syncope
      • Tension Headache
      • Thrombosis
      • Tic Disorders
      • Torticollis
      • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Tremor
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Tuberous Sclerosis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vertigo
      • Visual Field Defects


      • Medical School
        University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1987

      • Internship Hospital
        Scripps Mercy Hospital

        Completed in 1988

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of California Medical Center

        Completed in 1991

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Mayo Medical School
      • Undergraduate School
        Weill Cornell Medical College

        Graduated in 1980

      Languages Spoken

      • English

      Memberships &
      Professional Affiliations

      Dr. Ela does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ela and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.


      • Clinical Neurophysiology
      • Neurology
      • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

      Procedures Performed

      • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
      • Nerve Conduction Studies
      • Neurological Testing
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation