Nicholas Samuel Streicher, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

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

4.6 out of 5 (92 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
Suite 500
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.

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


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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  • 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.

  • Sep 7, 2023

    Outstanding experience.

  • Aug 18, 2023