Shakti Vadasseri Nayar, MD| Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine | MedStar Health

Shakti Vadasseri Nayar, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (482 reviews)

Specialities: Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology

Languages: English

877-245-1499

About me

Shakti Nayar, MD, is a board-certified neurologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Nayar has a strong clinical background in Neurology and advanced training in Neuromuscular diseases and Clinical Neurophysiology, in which she is additionally board-certified. She received awards during her training for both her commitment to patient care and for her overall excellence in Neurology, demonstrated by clinical performance, educational abilities, and patient interaction.


Dr. Nayar sees patients with neuromuscular conditions, including spinal stenosis, radiculopathies, neuropathies, myasthenia gravis, myopathies, and ALS, and performs diagnostic tests, including electromyography (EMG). Dr. Nayar is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology.
 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Electromyography
  • Foot Drop
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Spasticity
  • Tingling
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Arm Weakness
  • Ataxia
  • Benign Focal Amyotrophy
  • Bethlem Myopathy
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Cervical Plexopathy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Dejerine Sottas Disease
  • Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Distal Motor Neuropathy
  • Distal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Distal Myopathy
  • Dropped Head Syndrome
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysesthesia
  • Eyelid Closure Weakness
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tingling
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Flaccid Hemiplegia
  • Foot Drop
  • Fukuyama Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Inclusion Body Myopathy
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Weakness
  • Monomelic Amyotrophy
  • Multifocal Acquired Demyelinating Sensorimotor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Myoclonic Epilepsy With Ragged Red Fibers
  • Nerve Root Disorder
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuropathy
  • Numbness
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Paramyotonia Congenita
  • Paraplegia
  • Paresthesia
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Nerve Injury
  • Plantar Nerve Lesions
  • Plexopathy
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis
  • Quadriplegia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sensory Neuronopathy
  • Sensory Problem
  • Slurred Speech
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Statin Myopathy
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Tingling
  • Transient Limb Paralysis
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Twitching
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Visual Impairment
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Procedures I perform

  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Electromyography
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Practice locations

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Floor 11
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

301-295-0540

Fax 877-245-1499

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

202-444-8525

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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, Clinical Neurophysiology

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Fellowship Program: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2014)

Residency Program: George Washington University Hospital (2013)

Internship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (2010)

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine (2009)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Jul 26, 2022

    Good

  • Jul 18, 2022

    I've worked with well over 400 doctors in my lifetime (both professionally and personally) and without a doubt Dr. Nayar is the very best I have ever encountered

  • Jun 9, 2022

    Doctor Nayar was very thorough, spend a lot of time listening me. She really cared about my concerns, performed many tests and explained all possibility for future treatment