Ishita Arya Gambhir, MD| Movement Disorders Neurology | MedStar Health

Ishita Arya Gambhir, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (470 reviews)

Specialties: Movement Disorders Neurology

Languages: Hindi, English

410-354-4565

About me

Ishita Arya Gambhir, MD, is a board-certified neurologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital specializing in Movement Disorders. Her areas of expertise and interest include Parkinson's Disease, Atypical Parkinsonisms, deep brain stimulator (DBS) programming, Essential Tremor and other forms of tremor, and tics/Tourette's Syndrome. Dr. Gambhir also performs botulinum toxin injections for dystonia, spasticity, sialorrhea and facial nerve disorders (hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm). She sees patients at  MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and in Mclean, VA.

Dr. Gambhir developed a particular interest for Movement Disorders during her Neurology residency and has a special focus on working with patients and their families to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan. She believes that the management of a neurological condition is not just limited to medications, but rather requires a multi-modal approach to improve quality of life. Dr. Gambhir is a long-time resident of the D.C .Metropolitan area. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children and enjoys spending time with her large extended family and friends.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Ataxia
  • Botulinum Toxin For Movement Disorders
  • Chorea
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dystonia
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Tremor
  • Unsteady Gait
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Chorea
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Handwriting Tremor
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intermittent Tremor
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Movement Diseases And Disorders
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Primary Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Unsteady Gait
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Procedures I perform

  • Botox For Dystonia
  • Botox For Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Botulinum Toxin For Movement Disorders
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Dept Neurology
Washington, DC, 20007

202-295-0540

Fax 410-354-4565

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Fax 410-354-4565

1420 Beverly Road
Suite 300
McLean, VA, 22101

202-295-0540

Fax 410-354-4565

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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
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Student Resources
    • Tricare Prime
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • First Health PPO
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2013)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2011)

Internship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2008)

Medical School: University of Maryland at Baltimore (2007)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.7
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.7
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.6
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.7
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.6
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Dec 12, 2023

    Excellent visit.

  • Nov 13, 2023

    We think the world of dr Gamhbir .. Because of her attentiveness my husband is stable

  • Nov 13, 2023

    Dr. Gamhbir is excellent