Barbara Changizi

Barbara Changizi, MD

  • Neurology

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

  • Neurology
  • 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

Medical Degree

MD
Duke University School of Medicine
5/30/2003

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

239 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

good

Reviewed on Jul 07, 2018

I am so very comfortable with Dr. Changizi and feel as if I could discuss anything with her. She is attentive, caring, and extremely knowledgeable. She gives me options and then waits for my thoughts on them. I would, and have, recommended her to several people.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

This doctor provided possibly the best overall explanation of my health situation that I've ever received. I really appreciate that.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Immensely knowledgeable, explains everything completely, attentive, thorough, kind, professional. Dr. Changizi is an excellent neurologist with a highly personable demeanor.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Dr. Changizi is great & polite love her!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

I have never had a bad experience in this office.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

I really respected Dr. Changizi.

Reviewed on Jun 08, 2018

she asked questions and listened to the answers

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

First meeting with the doctor. Seems to be very professional and concerned about my Parkinson's.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018

They were very helpful and friendly.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Changizi has reported no relationships with companies or entities.