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About Dr. Ali Elahi
Dr. Ali Elahi, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Mission Viejo, CA. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Elahi is affiliated with St Jude Medical Center, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center. Dr. Elahi has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Ali Elahi 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.
Dr. Ali Elahi has the following 10 expertise
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Migraine Disorder
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders
- Migraine Disorders
Dr. Ali Elahi has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Ali Elahi is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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This doctors main reason for becoming a doctor must have been purely for financial gains. He gas absolutely no compassion for his patients. Wanted to charge $150 to write a paragraph for me so that I could get my apartment manager to place hand grips on my bathroom wall so I could get out of my wheelchair and use the bathroom. Then wanted to charge another $150 to write a letter to Medical so that I could get a new wheelchair. How much does it cost to write a paragraph for help a disabled person on food stamp and medical to be able to get the help they need? Nothing, it shouldn't have to cost a dime! You're a disgrace to your profession Sir! I changed insurance carriers because of you and your nonethical standards. Next time you ride your $159,000 Bentley think about me on my broken wheelchair who you didn't help. Disgusting Dr. Ali Elahi should be reported for his lack of compassion.
When i got there they demanded $5 extra for me to pay my co-pay with a credit card. I have never encountered this in any other medical office. The receptionist was absolutely inflexible about this "office policy" (which I was not aware of until I arrived and hadn't brought my check book). Then I had to wait 45 minutes to see the doctor. When he finally came in I jokingly told him it was a good thing he arrived because i have a "policy" of not waiting more than 45 minutes for doctors. Instead of apologizing, Dr. Elahi said my appointment was cancelled and virtually threw me out of his office. All in all it was an upsetting and embarrassing experience.
Let me first say Thank Goodness for Dr. Elahi. Neuropathy specialists are hard to come by and I am glad I chose Dr. Elahi for help. Apprehension, anxiety, and fear were my thoughts before visiting. This was because I did not know what to expect in any regard. The office is bright, clean, airy and gave me an at home type of feeling. The office staff is stellar - polite, friendly and informative. Dr. Elahi is probably one of the most knowledgeable doctors I have ever seen. His confidence, professional and caring bedside manner, explanations of diagnoses, treatment plans etc. put me at ease. I can tell Dr. Elahi cares about his patients and has a passion in doing what he does because he listens, spends the time you need, and gives his patients the utmost respect. Would I recommend Dr. Elahi - YES MOST DEFINITELY! Sometimes we don't get the answers we want to hear from doctors, but I learned something very valuable from Dr. Elahi and that is even if you don't know what the diagnosis is; you have narrowed it down to what it isn't and are steps closer to finding an answer. If you need a neuropathy specialist - please see Dr. Elahi; You will not be disappointed!
After reading the comments below I guess he has changed over the past couple of years. I have been going to him for the past year and 1/2 and each time I keep thinking it will get better! Well, my mistake and big waste of my time and headache pain. As of last week he told me I should probably find a doctor who treats Migraine headaches! WHAT! I guess I was questioning him to much and asking too many questions and making him uncomfortable. He would only allow me 9 Imterix a month and was clear he would rather me end up in the hospital with a migraine and pay a 1000.00 hospital bill to set one more imterix then to give me 12 Imterix a month for my Migraines. Imterix is NOT a narcotic and can be used daily if needed! I am only asking for 12 a month IF NEEDED! The 2 times he gave me Botox in my head and neck for headaches he would never show me the bottle and go mix's up the vial in another room which left me very suspicious of what I was paying 800.00 for ~ As I know he offer's Botox parties in his after hours to groups of women. I think I have been paying for his Botox and not getting mine. He has always been VERY arrogant and rude with me. But because of the other reviews I kept thinking eventually he will help me. But each time I saw him he was like a different person. Bizarre just Bizzar. Well, I think its time for me to find a Neurologist that's willing to help me with these awful migraines I suffer with but I wanted to save you the time and money you might spend here with the same hope I had that he just might one day help you! I would bet the answer would be NO but that's just my opinion and it has been my experience of the the past year and 1/2. I am just sorry I am one of those people who keep giving people and doctors that one last chance to do the right thing! Shame on me this time at least for this time around!
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Elahi is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
18 Years Experience
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2000
University Of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics
Dr. Ali Elahi accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Select HMO
- Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
- Blue Cross CA Vivity
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
- Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- CIGNA Southern CA Value
- Cigna Southern CA Select
- First Health PPO
- Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
- Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
- Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
- Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
- Health Net SmartCare Large Group
- Health Net SmartCare Small Group
- Molina Mrktplace CA
- UHC SignatureValue Flex1
- UHC SignatureValue Flex3
- UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsMission Neurology Medical Group, 26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 455, Mission Viejo, CA
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