Amanda Grace Tinsley, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Amanda Grace Tinsley, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Neurology

Languages: English

703-288-9771

About me

Dr. Amanda Tinsley is a board-certified neurologist and headache specialist. She sees patients in McLean, Virginia and Reston, Virginia.

The conditions she treats include migraine, cluster headaches, tension-type headache, post-traumatic headaches, occipital neuralgia, and rare headache disorders. She uses a wide variety of treatment methods in headache management including medications, nonpharmacologic therapies, lifestyle modifications, and procedures such as Botox for chronic migraine and nerve blocks for chronic headache.

Dr. Tinsley is involved in numerous clinical trials investigating new treatments for headache disorders and has presented her research at national and international conferences. She is dedicated to medical education, teaching residents and medical students.  She is a member of the American Headache Society, International Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Moyamoya
  • Numbness
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Tingling
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cervical Plexopathy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Diplopia
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Encephalopathies
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Headache
  • HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Horner Syndrome
  • Inclusion Body Myopathy
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Lip Droop
  • Lobar Atrophy Of Brain
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Memory Disorders
  • Movement Diseases And Disorders
  • Moyamoya
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy With Ragged Red Fibers
  • Nerve Root Disorder
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Neuropathy
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Numbness
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Paramyotonia Congenita
  • Paraplegia
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Periventricular Leukomalacia
  • Plexopathy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Primary Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Quadriplegia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sensory Neuronopathy
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tetraplegia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vertigo
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment
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Procedures I perform

  • Angiography
  • Avm Embolization
  • Botox For Dystonia
  • Botox For Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation (EMU)
  • Headache Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007

202-295-0540

Fax 410-354-7942

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1420 Beverly Road
Suite 300
McLean, VA, 22101

703-852-8588

Fax 410-354-7942

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • United Navigate
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Tricare for Life East
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • D-SNP)
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • I-SNP
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Tricare East Select
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Golden Rule
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Cigna EPO
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • United Choice
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Kaiser Select
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Kaiser Signature
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Virginia Premier
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Residency Program: St Louis Univ Medical Ctr (2015)

Graduate Education: Saint Louis University School of Medicine (2015)

Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia (2011)

Graduate Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2007)