AboutDr. Thomas Ela, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Anaheim, CA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Ela is affiliated with Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Beverly Hospital and St Jude Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Thomas Ela has the following 2 specialties
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
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- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
Dr. Ela is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
12401 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90602
309 W Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640
St Jude Medical Center
101 E Valencia Mesa Dr
Fullerton, CA 92835
Placentia - Linda Hospital
1301 N Rose Dr
Placentia, CA 92870
30 Years Experience
University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1987
Scripps Mercy Hospital