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.


  • 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

Specialties 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

Duke University School of Medicine


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


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

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Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

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189 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

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 07, 2018

Was courteous, kind, competent and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 02, 2018

gave a different diagnosis as before. chose notes from previous drs but said did not read all note. only did one and not aware of test had done as well

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2018

Dr. Changizi is the best! She cares for you and wants to help you in any way she possible can. I can't praise her enough. Her skills and knowledge surpass any doctor I have ever met. She and the nurse work hand in hand in making sure you get the best possible treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2018

Dr. Changizi is phenomenal! Very likeable and kind. Inspires confidence. Explains well. Very practical!

Reviewed on Feb 04, 2018

She's wonderful, never have had a bad experience.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

I think Dr Changizi is awesome! I believe that she is knowledgeable, carrying, and open to talking with me about all my concerns

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018


Reviewed on Jan 18, 2018

More like Barbara C.- she is great for me - Pd.

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2018

Took extra time with me regarding my condition

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

Barbara Changizi is so kind and polite. Very professional; yet so caring.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

She is consistently acutely aware of the challenges I face and listens to my explanation of specific issues. She provides well considered advice and strives to fine tune the DBS programming to the extent possible.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2017

Excellent care, very attentive, provides excellent care.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017

The only somewhat negative was that the doctor had a cold which effected her ability to speak more loudly. I had some trouble hearing her at times and needed to ask her to repeat things several times. That wasn't her fault; it was just something I noticed.

Reviewed on Dec 01, 2017

She explained very thoroughly what we could expect from the medication and why she gave us the diagnosis she did.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Trustworthy experienced.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2017

My health care provider is always very professional and explains things very well.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2017

always excellent

Reviewed on Nov 09, 2017

Dr. B. Changizi has always treated me with respect and has granted me her time and attention to my Parkinson's needs.

Reviewed on Nov 04, 2017


Reviewed on Nov 01, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 30, 2017

very professional

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2017

Dr. Changizi always gives me the time I need.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2017

Dr. Changizi provided excellent care.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 07, 2017

I have already recommended Dr. Changizi to 2 of my friends who experience similar tremors. They commented on how much steadier my hands have become since I became a patient of Dr. Changizi and was put on medication -

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2017

Dr Changizi takes her time, answers all my questions, is respectful, and she provides encouragement. I have lots of confidence in her knowledge and her pursuit of a cure for Parkinson's. I consider it a blessing to have her managing my care!!!!!

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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.