Ishita A Gambhir, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

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

4.6 out of 5 (317 reviews)

Specialities: Neurology

Languages: Hindi, English

(877) 245-1499

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 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 Georgetown and also at satellite offices in Chevy Chase, MD and 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 since moving here from Sydney, Australia. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and daughter 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
  • Falls
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Tremor
  • Twitching
  • Unsteady Gait
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • Chorea
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dystonia
  • Encephalopathies
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Falls
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Headache
  • HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Horner Syndrome
  • Huntington's Disease
  • 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
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spasms
  • Spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tetraplegia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Twitching
  • 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
  • Botulinum Toxin For Movement Disorders
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation (EMU)
  • Headache Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
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Practice locations

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1420 Beverly Road
Suite 300
McLean, VA, 22101

703-852-8588

Fax 877-245-1499

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

202-444-8525

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6858 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 201
McLean, VA, 22101

202-295-0540

Fax 877-245-1499

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Fax 877-245-1499

Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.6
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.5
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.5
  • Provider showed respect

    4.7
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.5
  • Mar 22, 2022

    Doctor took enough time with me to answer all questions. I never felt rushed.

  • Mar 8, 2022

    Provider was excellent with her advice and guidelines to me, & appreciate it very much.

  • Feb 17, 2022

    She's the best and happy she's back.