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 (511 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

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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 Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • 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 Medicare Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • 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 Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic 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 USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only 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
  • Nov 28, 2022

    Dr. Nayar was excellent in communicating, drawing out possible issues of relevance.

  • Nov 16, 2022

    Dr. Nayar treats me with respect. I really appreciate her!

  • Oct 26, 2022

    Wonderful