Barbara Changizi, MD
Appointments: (614) 293-4969
About MeI’m a neurologist. I specialize in movement disorders. Patients with these disorders experience involuntary movements, such as tremor or abnormal postures, or have difficulty moving due to slowness and stiffness.
I treat a variety of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonian syndromes, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, Wilson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome. I have special training in deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical treatment that can help patients with movement disorders.
My philosophy as a physician is to encourage patients to be as educated as possible on their condition. I try to educate in the office and provide resources for patients to review at home. Patients should understand what is happening to them and what treatments can help them. I want my patients to leave the office feeling empowered about their future.
Being a neurologist and a deep brain stimulation specialist has been rewarding. I have had a patient send me a video of himself joyously dancing after undergoing surgery. Another patient proudly told me she was able to cook Thanksgiving dinner for her grandchildren after surgery. Another patient who had been confined to a wheelchair went on to compete in a 10K race after having DBS surgery. Moments like these are why we go into medicine.
- American Academy of Neurology, member
- North American Neuromodulation Society, member
- Medical advisor to the National Parkinson Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter
- Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017
Specialties and conditions I treat
- Movement Disorders
- Deep Brain Stimulation
- Tourette Syndrome
- Parkinson's Disease
- Essential Tremor
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Huntington Disease
- Multiple System Atrophy
- Supranuclear Palsy, Progressive
- Parkinsonian Disorders
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
Locations where I practice
Education and training
Duke University School of Medicine
Mattel Childrens Hospital
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2007
More about my work
Albany Medical Center
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)
Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Changizi has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.