Tricia Y. Ting, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health
Tricia Y. Ting

Tricia Y. Ting, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (170 reviews)

Specialties: Neurology

Languages: Chinese - Cantonese, English

About me

Tricia Ting, MD, is professor of neurology and regional director of epilepsy at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. As regional director, her focus is to integrate epilepsy and EEG services across MedStar Health in order to bring the highest level of care to neurology patients in the Washington, D.C. and surrounding region.

Dr. Ting specializes in evaluating new onset seizures and caring for women with epilepsy. She has extensive experience in clinical trials of new drugs for epilepsy and seizure rescue therapies. Dr. Ting's current research is funded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to answer a common concern of both patients and physicians, whether the action and safety of generic antiepileptic drugs is identical to brand-name medications in patients with epilepsy.

Individualizing care for every patient is central to Dr. Ting's philosophy of care at MedStar Georgetown. Her goal is to empower patients to optimize their seizure control by managing common risks and to minimize medication side effects. She works closely with patients to explore treatment options, including newer antiepileptic drugs.

Dr. Ting and the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery use an interdisciplinary approach to guide patients to their best treatment plan. The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at MedStar Georgetown is unique within the MedStar Health system. It is a specialized inpatient unit for evaluating and managing refractory seizures in adults and children. The EMU definitively diagnoses and localizes seizures by capturing them with simultaneous EEG brain wave recordings. An EMU evaluation is often the first step to determine if epilepsy surgery may be a treatment option for some patients with intractable seizures.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Absence Epilepsy
  • Convulsion
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Evaluation (EMU)
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Polysomnography
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tonic Clonic Seizure
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • 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
  • Movement Diseases And Disorders
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonic Clonic Seizure
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • 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 Dept Neurology
Washington, DC, 20007

202-295-0540

Fax 410-354-5461

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Floor 11
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

301-295-0540

Fax 410-354-5461

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Fax 410-354-5461

Insurance

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
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United Student Resources
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Kaiser Select
    • Aetna HMO
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Virginia Premier
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United Choice Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • I-SNP
    • Kaiser Signature
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Beech Street PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • D-SNP)
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Tricare for Life East
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Carefirst EPO
    • United Choice
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • United Navigate
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Tricare East Select
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy

Fellowship Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals (2002)

Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals (2000)

Internship Program: Albert Einstein Medical Center (1997)

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1996)

News and publications

  • Generic lamotrigine versus brand-name Lamictal bioequivalence in patients with epilepsy: A field test of the FDA bioequivalence standard. Epilepsia. 2015;56:1415-1424.
  • American Academy of Neurology; American Epilepsy Society. Practice parameter update: management issues for women with epilepsy äóñ focus on pregnancy (an evidence-based review): obstetrical complications and change in seizure frequency: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee and Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society. Neurology. 2009 Jul 14; 73(2):126-32
  • Practice Parameter: Evaluating an apparent unprovoked first seizure in adults (an evidence-based review): Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. Neurology. 2007;69: 1996-2007
  • Uncertain value of electronic fetal monitoring in predicting cerebral palsy. New England Journal of Medicine.1996;334:613-618.
  • FDA Town Hall (Tricia Ting, Platform Presentation): "Exploring generic brittleness in epilepsy patients." AES Annual Meeting, Houston. December 5, 2016.
  • AES (American Epilepsy Society) Ask the Expert Webinar: "Use of Generic AEDs", Presenter: Tricia Ting MD, Moderator: Dennis J. Dlugos, M.D. May 10, 2016.
  • Medscape Interview of Dr. Ting by Bret S. Stetka, MD posted on-line. "How Pill Color Affects Drug Adherence". Medscape. May 09, 2016

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • May 31, 2024

    Dr. Ting is a great listener. She provided in depth explanation she is very empathetic & supportive.

  • Apr 16, 2024

    Dr. Ting was amazing, the best neurologist (and doctor in general) we've seen. She took her time and displayed genuine empathy, concern & interest in our thoughts & questions.

  • Mar 25, 2024

    Dr. Ting is an outstanding physician providing excellent care on on going basis. I always recommend her!