Barbara Changizi

Barbara Changizi, MD

  • Neurology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-4969

About Me

I’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.

Highlights

  • 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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Myoclonus
  • Movement Disorders
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Tremor
  • Essential Tremor
  • Tics
  • Ataxia
  • Torticollis
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Blepharospasm
  • Chorea
  • Huntington Disease
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Supranuclear Palsy, Progressive
  • Parkinsonian Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Residency

Neurology
Mattel Childrens Hospital
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2007

Fellowship

Movement Disorders
Albany Medical Center
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

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My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)
1/22/2010

My Department

Neurology

Reviews

283 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

69 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Very good

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

all good

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2018

Excellent visit with Dr. Changizi. Good information and instructions for continued care.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Wonderful! We are so thankful to her for adjusting my fathers meds. He is a new person!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

She was fine - Listened & answered my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

She knows me, my records & concerns very well.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Was very pleased with doctor Changizi and all her staff - never had a doctor spend that much time gong over my personal health.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018

Very good experience with care provider. She is a very caring person. Explains every shot with me and helps so much if any pain from the shots. (Rubs my neck while giving each shot). Kind, caring, person.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Changizi was very attentive and concerned about new symptoms and addressed them. She was thorough and showed interest and concern.

Reviewed on Oct 08, 2018

Dr. Changizi spent an hour with me; I can honestly say I don't think my previous neurologist has spent that much total time with me in the 5 years since I was diagnosed with Parkinson's! She listened, looked a my records, and was clear that she felt I'd been under treated ,,, I got the definite impression that she will stay on top of things ... and that she'll work to find the best treatment for me.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Changizi has reported no relationships with companies or entities.