Nicholas Samuel Streicher, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Nicholas Samuel Streicher, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (103 reviews)

Specialties: Neurology

Languages: Italian, French, English

About me

Nicholas Streicher, MD, MPH, is an attending neurologist affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre. He is fellowship-trained in both sports neurology and neuromuscular medicine. As a dual-fellowship trained physician, Dr. Streicher sees patients for specialized neurology issues, such as concussions within the athletic population, and sees patients for all neuromuscular diseases, ranging from numbness and weakness to more severe diseases, like motor neuron disease and muscular dystrophy.

Dr. Streicher performs extensive diagnostic testing, including nerve conduction studies and EMG (electromyography) to measure muscle and nerve health and function. His treatments include medical management, procedures such as Botox for migraines and other neuromuscular disorders, as well as treating patients with neuromuscular disorders with immune-modulating therapy or finding appropriate clinical trials. As he is dedicated to understanding the whole picture of a patient’s diagnosis, Dr. Streicher also focuses on the autoimmune component of neuromuscular disease diagnoses. He coordinates with other specialists, as well as physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers to provide a multidisciplinary treatment plan for patients.

His clinical interests include treating patients with concussion, neurology within the athletic population, and diagnosing and treating neuromuscular disorders including motor neuron disease, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other muscle and nerve disorders.

Dr. Streicher’s research interests include concussions (presentation, recovery, and therapeutic interventions), discovering new therapeutic targets for ALS and neuromuscular disorders, and finally, data analytics and data collaboration for all of medicine and neurology.

Dr. Streicher received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in neurology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He then completed a specialty fellowship in sports neurology at the University of Michigan before completing a second specialty fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery / Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Association, and the American Headache Society.

Dr. Streicher is passionate about and dedicated to providing a multidisciplinary approach to both concussion care and motor neuron disease care, while bridging the gap between neurology and athletics. Dr. Streicher is fluent in both English and French.

Philosophy of Care

“Every patient deserves concentrated attention and personalized treatment. It’s important to listen to patients to understand not only what they are telling you about their medical history, but also what they are telling you about their personal history. I’m always genuinely interested in my patients and their care. No matter what their issue is, I will always do my best to address that and take care of them. I do my best to make them feel comfortable and feel cared for at the same time.

“I feel honored when my patients say that they felt that I did everything I could possibly do to help them and that they felt comfortable with my care for them.

“To any referring physician, I will always do my best to make sure that your patient ends up in the right place. I will also do my best to counteract or avoid fragmentation of care as much as possible.

“As a local from the DC metropolitan area, I care very much about the wellbeing of the people who live in this community.”

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Arm Weakness
  • Autoimmune Encephalopathy
  • Autonomic Nervous System Disorders
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Benign Focal Amyotrophy
  • Bethlem Myopathy
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cervical Plexopathy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Distal Motor Neuropathy
  • Distal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Distal Myopathy
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysautonomia
  • Encephalopathies
  • Eyelid Closure Weakness
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Fukuyama Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Inclusion Body Myopathy
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Weakness
  • Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
  • Monomelic Amyotrophy
  • Multifocal Acquired Demyelinating Sensorimotor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Nerve Root Disorder
  • Neuro Complications Of Pellagra
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Paramyotonia Congenita
  • Paraplegia
  • Paresthesia
  • Pellagra
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Plantar Nerve Lesions
  • Plexopathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sensory Neuronopathy
  • Sensory Problem
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Tetany
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Twitching
  • Vagal Nerve Disorders
  • Vagus Nerve Disease
  • Vasomotor Symptoms
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Procedures I perform

  • Balance Testing
  • Botox For Dystonia
  • Botox For Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 855-354-3967

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1133 21st Street Northwest
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Washington, DC, 20036


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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.

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


Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Fellowship Program: Hospital for Special Surgery (2021)

Fellowship Program: University of Michigan (2020)

Residency Program: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2019)

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine (2015)

Graduate Education: University of Michigan (2012)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Mar 25, 2024

    Dr Streicher was professional, smart, thoughtful, and caring - - all of the qualities you would ever want in a top, world - class doctor

  • Jan 16, 2024

    I hope Dr. Streicher can figure out what's wrong and how to fix it.

  • Nov 14, 2023

    This was my first time seeing Dr Streicher. I had extensive documentation of previous Dr visits and tests. It seemed like he was in a hurry but maybe just experienced and knew what he was looking for.