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

Education History

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
MD
8/1/1998 - 5/30/2003

Internship

Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA

6/1/2003 - 6/30/2004

Residency

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2007

Fellowship

Albany Medical Center, Latham, NY

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Board Certification

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

Academic Information

My Department

Neurology

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

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469 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 01, 2020

    been seeing her for several years now. she goes out of her way to be sure she has done her best..,,.

  • Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

    She had the answer.

  • Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

    This was the first time I had been in to see her. I didn't have any compaints at all.

  • Reviewed on Aug 08, 2020

    very knowledgeable and took the time to listen

  • Reviewed on Aug 06, 2020

    she made me feel very comfortable and listened to me.

  • Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

    discussed side effects of various drugs if used for tremor

  • Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

    She is the Energizer bunny. Her energy and intensity are applied in a very caring atmosphere.

  • Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

    My doctor is my favorite doctor ever. She is so awesome. Dr. Changizi is always caring & considerate, and cares if the shots are working, great doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jul 07, 2020

    Dr. Changizi is an excellent care provider. She takes her time to explain medications and procedures and is attentive to listening to the patient's concerns. I would highly recommend her to others.

  • Reviewed on Jul 04, 2020

    very relaxing, easy yo talk to

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Changizi has reported no relationships with companies or entities.