Dr. Thomas Ela, MD

Dr. Thomas Ela, MD

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Age 60
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Dr. Thomas Ela, MD is a neurology specialist in Anaheim, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and more.

1211 W La Palma Ave Ste 709

Anaheim, CA 92801

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Headache
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Ela's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ela "Our patients deserve to be treated with care, respect, and compassion. We are honored to be entrusted with your care."

3  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

87  Conditions Treated

  • 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)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • 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
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
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6  Procedures

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ela has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ela's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ela to family and friends
24 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Ela's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (9)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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