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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453 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 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

  • Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

    All good

  • Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

    Dr. Changizi was very caring and professional as we shared concerns about another dr. and was willing to reach out to that office for office notes needed to transition care/responsibilities from the other dr.

  • Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

    Don't remember her explaining procedure. But did give information about them.

  • Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

    It was really swell

  • Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

    She was very good.

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2020

    She listens and she sees things that I don't. Tells me what they are and makes good adjustments.

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

    Dr. Changizi was very capable as she programmed my DBS stimulator, and she was very kind to give me some soda to drink during this rather long appt.

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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.