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

MD
Duke University School of Medicine
5/30/2003


Huntington Memorial Hospital
6/30/2004


UCLA Medical Center
6/30/2007


Albany Medical Center
6/30/2008

Academic Information

Board Certification

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

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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321 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 May 09, 2019

    Were very educated for Parkinson's problem.

  • Reviewed on May 08, 2019

    I felt rushed through the appointment. I did not get to ask questions, share information and communicate all my symptoms to feel satisfied with diagnosis I was given.

  • Reviewed on May 08, 2019

    the doctor was very thorough. explained everything she felt was happening.

  • Reviewed on May 03, 2019

    The time she spent with us was so informative.

  • Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

    dr. C is a genius with photogenic mind.. she never forgets anything

  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2019

    She is an excellent listener. She is thorough in her exams. She thinks outside the box about my conditions.

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

    Dr. Changizi was tremendous, Very caring!!!

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

    She was clear, concise, and probing. It did seem time was not her friend.

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

    Took time with exam, knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

    Dr. Changizi knows my medical needs well & is very responsive to my concerns. I have total confidence in her expertise she is caring & helpful!

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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.