Prerna Malla, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Prerna Malla, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (199 reviews)

Specialities: Neurology

Languages: Hindi, English

About me

Prerna Malla, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist. She sees patients in the Department of Neurology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Malla specializes in general neurology and epilepsy. She is board certified in Neurology, Electromyography and Epilepsy.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Absence Epilepsy
  • Blurred Vision
  • Concussion
  • Convulsion
  • Dizziness
  • Electroencephalography
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation (EMU)
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Polysomnography
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tingling
  • Tonic Clonic Seizure
  • Tremor
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Absence Epilepsy
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Ataxia
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Blurred Vision
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cervical Plexopathy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Convulsion
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Encephalitis
  • Encephalopathies
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Headache
  • HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Horner Syndrome
  • Inclusion Body Myopathy
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Lip Droop
  • Lobar Atrophy Of Brain
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Memory Disorders
  • Migraine
  • 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
  • Numbness
  • 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
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tetraplegia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonic Clonic Seizure
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • 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
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation (EMU)
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Headache Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
  • Polysomnography
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
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Practice locations

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

202-295-0540

Fax 877-245-1499

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Fax 877-245-1499

110 Irving Street Northwest
G-019
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-5026

Fax 202-877-5551

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Fax 202-877-5551

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

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy

Fellowship Program: University Hospitals Case Medical Center (2016)

Fellowship Program: Brigham and Women's Hospital (2015)

Residency Program: University Hospitals Case Medical Center (2014)

Residency Program: University Hospitals Case Medical Center (2011)

Residency Program: Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (2009)

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College Karnatak University (2008)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Apr 28, 2022

    I went in the office thinking that I had dementia, Alzheimer's - what a relief when Dr. Malla's findings were different. I had a very good experience.

  • Apr 27, 2022

    A shocking experience overall. Was almost an hour late and was clearly rushing through things. I cried.

  • Mar 23, 2022

    My doctor was great figuring out the best way for treatment.