Tricia Ting, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Tricia Ting, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (130 reviews)

Specialities: Neurology

Languages: 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 (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
  • 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 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 Dept Neurology
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-8525

Fax 877-245-1499

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Fax 877-245-1499

5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Floor 11
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

301-295-0540

Fax 877-245-1499

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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

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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

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Feb 8, 2022

    Disappointing appointment. Physicians appeared unprepared. As patient felt unprepared. This does not appear to be an appropriate match between patient and provider.

  • Aug 31, 2021

    Excellent!!!!! I have been with Dr. Ting for many years. She a excellent doctor. I have recommended people to her.

  • Aug 20, 2021

    Dr. Ting is truly an excellent neurologist! I'll recommend her to any of my friends & family if needed!