Dr. David Houghton, MD

Dr. David Houghton, MD

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45 y/o
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Dr. David Houghton, MD is a neurology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in neurology.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization

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Aetna
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Cigna
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Humana Veterans
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
National Healthcare Alliance
National Preferred Provider Network
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization

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Dr. Houghton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houghton treats Brain Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houghton treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Parkinson's Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houghton treats Parkinson's Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Houghton treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
  • Juvenile Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinson Disease 10 (Park10)
  • Parkinson Disease 11 (Park11)
  • Parkinson Disease 12 (Park12)
  • Parkinson Disease 13 (Park13)
  • Parkinson Disease 2, Autosomal Recessive Juvenile (Park2)
  • Parkinson Disease 3, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (Park3)
  • Parkinson Disease 4, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (Park4)
  • Parkinson Disease 5 (Park5)
  • Parkinson Disease 6 (Park6)
  • Parkinson Disease 7 (Park7)
  • Parkinson Disease 8 (Park8)
  • Parkinson Disease 9 (Park9)
Dystonia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houghton treats Dystonia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Houghton treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cerebral Palsy Dystonia
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cranial Dystonia
  • Dopamine Responsive Dystonia
  • Dystonia 13, Torsion, Autosomal Dominant
  • Dystonia 15, Myoclonic
  • Dystonia 3, Torsion, X - Linked
  • Dystonia 6, Torsion
  • Dystonia 7, Torsion
  • Dystonia Musculorum Deformans, Type 1
  • Dystonia Musculorum Deformans, Type 2
  • Dystonia Plus
  • Dystonia With Cerebellar Atrophy
  • Dystonia, Focal, Task-Specific (FTSD)
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Jaw Dystonia
  • Juvenile-Onset Dystonia
  • Limb Dystonia
  • Metobolic Dystonia
  • Multifocal Dystonia
  • Myoclonic Dystonia
  • Oromandibular Dystonia (OMB)
  • Primary Dystonias
  • Secondary Dystonias
  • Segmental Dystonia
  • Tardive Dystonia
  • Torsion Dystonia

Dr. Houghton's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Dr. David J. Houghton's clinical interests include all aspects of movement disorders including DBS and botulinum toxin injections, with particular attention to research trials and interdisciplinary clinics. His publications have appeared in peer-revi...

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

Pennsylvania Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
Hospitals Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
2002
Medical College of Georgia
Medical School
2002

Dr. Houghton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Houghton

4.5

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Experience in office with Dr Houghton was good but it seems that some of his staff sucks. He ordered an MRI so he could make a diagnosis and here I am a month later still waiting for a call to get a diagnosis. I have called repeatedly with no results. I even requested a referral with no results. I even filed a complaint and that hasn’t helped. I guess I will have to get a referral from my primary doctor. I really liked Dr houghton but after traveling 6 hours with zero follow up it was for naut
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I was diagnosed with Parkinson's 26yrsago. I have been to at least 50 neurologist from Louisiana to Texas. All telling me that my case was too complex for them to treat me. Finally I called Parkinson's foundation . I asked who was the best neurologist in this region and they told me Dr Houghton. He is ingenious. He cares he takes time to listen, he's on top of the latest technology. He spends over an hour with me each time I visit I love this doctor. in my opinion he is by far the best.
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Excellent doctor
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Called for a new pt appt and was directed to a scheduling center where I was asked to give my new pt info and someone would return my call shortly to schedule a new patient appointment. Three hours later I called the new patient number again to find out why no one has called me back . I was told that the only thing she could do was to take my message again and have someone call me back! Wow! This is unacceptable! They have just lost me as a new patient and I'm sure I am not the first one!!
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The ONLY Doctor I trust with my life. After years of being misdiagnosed or brushed off by other neurologists and told nothing was wrong with me, Dr. Houghton came into my life and (thank God) found out what was causing my problems. He's caring, knowledgeable, includes patient in care plan, excellent bedside manner, explains condition to where you understand what is going on. Overall, the best doctor I've met.
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