Raymond Scott Turner, MD| Memory And Cognitive Disorders Neurology, Neurology | MedStar Health

Raymond Scott Turner, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Memory And Cognitive Disorders Neurology, Neurology

Languages: English


About me

Raymond Scott Turner, MD, PhD, is professor of neurology and director of the Memory Disorders program at MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center. Before his recruitment to Georgetown in 2008, he was chief of the neurology service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and associate professor and associate chair in the Department of Neurology, University of Michigan. Dr. Turner earned his medical degree and a PhD in pharmacology from Emory University, Atlanta, and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is board certified in psychiatry and neurology.

Dr. Turner has received numerous prestigious awards, including a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Paul Beeson Scholarship. He lectures widely, serves as a reviewer for granting agencies and biomedical journals, and has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, editorials and book chapters.

At the MedStar Georgetown Memory Disorders Program, Dr. Turner and his team offer diagnostic services as well as clinical care for older individuals with cognitive disorders. The program also offers a range of research opportunities designed to discover more effective prevention and treatment strategies. To do this, the program partners with healthy older volunteers at risk, as well as individuals with mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. The program's research is increasingly focused on individuals in the earliest disease stage -- when new treatments may be most effective. Dr. Turner encourages anyone interested in learning more to visit the program website: memory.georgetown.edu

Dr. Turner's Philosophy of Care:

Alzheimer's disease and other progressive dementias of aging are devastating for an individual and his or her family. It is important to seek medical evaluation early if you suspect memory problems are developing. A reversible cause of memory loss may be uncovered, and proven treatments with modest benefits for individuals with Alzheimer's disease are available now. Our team of clinicians have the experience and expertise to provide compassionate and knowledgeable care based on the latest research. We also welcome volunteers and their families to learn about research opportunities and consider participating in a study. This is the only way we will make progress on the war against Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Turner's Publications/Presentations
  • An individual with human immunodeficiency virus, dementia and central nervous system amyloid deposition. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring. 2016.
  • A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of resveratrol for Alzheimer disease. Neurology. 2015.
  • Nilotinib and bosutinib modulate pre-plaque alternations of blood immune markers and neuro-inflammation in Alzheimer's disease models. Neuroscience. 2015.
  • Cognitive changes preceding clinical symptom onset of mild cognitive impairment and relationship to ApoE genotype. Current Alzheimer's Research. 2014.
  • Cognitive impairment in older patients with breast cancer before systemic therapy: Is there an interaction between cancer and comorbidity? Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2014.
In the News

Alzheimer's Talk With Dr. Scott Turner - January 2017

Clinical areas of focus

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aphasia
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Encephalitis
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Memory Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Prion Diseases
  • Tension Headache
  • Tingling
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Neurocognitive Disorder
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Anomia
  • Anterograde Amnesia
  • Aphasia
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Encephalitis
  • 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
  • Cluster Headache
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • 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
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy With Ragged Red Fibers
  • Neck Pain
  • 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
  • Prion Diseases
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Quadriplegia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sensory Neuronopathy
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tetraplegia
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vascular Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Vertigo
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Impairment
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Procedures I perform

  • Alzheimer's Testing
  • Angiography
  • Avm Embolization
  • Botox For Dystonia
  • Botox For Hemifacial Spasm
  • Botox For Migraines
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation (EMU)
  • Headache Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
  • Nerve Block
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Practice locations

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


Fax 855-437-4911

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


Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Fellowship Program: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1995)

Residency Program: Univ of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr (1992)

Internship Program: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1989)

Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine (1988)


  • Paul Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research, American Federation for Aging Research. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Physician-Scientists, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Alzheimer's Association Honoree, Washington Monuments Luncheon. National Capital Area Chapter, Alzheimer's Association. Super Doctor, Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia. SuperDoctors.com