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 (499 reviews)

Specialties: Movement Disorders Neurology

Languages: Hindi, English


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


Fax 410-354-4565

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1420 Beverly Road
Suite 300
McLean, VA, 22101


Fax 410-354-4565

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


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)

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  • Mar 19, 2024

    My Care Provider was excellent

  • Mar 7, 2024

    The very Best

  • Mar 5, 2024

    The best, excellent.