Dr. David J. Houghton, MD

Dr. David J. Houghton, MD

Neurology | Male | 42 years old

Dr. David J. Houghton's clinical interests include all aspects of movement disorders including DBS and...Read more

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Dr. David J. Houghton's clinical interests include all aspects of movement disorders including DBS and botulinum toxin injections, with particular...   Read More

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      5 based on 12 responses
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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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      Specialties

      • Neurology

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      • Neurology

      Conditions Treated

      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Alzheimer's Disease
      • Anterior Horn Disease
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebral Hemorrhage
      • Cerebral Palsy
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
      • Chronic Pain
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Concussion
      • Confusion
      • Corticobasal Degeneration
      • Cranial Trauma
      • Dementia
      • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Diplopia
      • Dystonia
      • Epilepsy
      • Essential Tremor
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Headache
      • Herniated Disc
      • Huntington's Disease
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
      • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
      • Insomnia
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Leukodystrophy
      • Low Back Pain
      • Memory Disorders
      • Meningiomas
      • Migraine
      • Movement Disorders
      • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
      • Myasthenia Gravis
      • Myelopathy
      • Myoclonus
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Parkinsonism
      • Parkinson's Disease
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Polyneuropathy
      • Post-Concussion Syndrome
      • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rasmussen's Syndrome
      • 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
      • Thrombosis
      • Tic Disorders
      • Tourette's Syndrome
      • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Tremor
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vasculitis
      • Vertigo
      • Visual Field Defects

      Procedures Performed

      • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Medical College of Georgia

        Graduated in 2002

      • Internship Hospital
        Hospitals Of The University Of Pennsylvania
      • Residency Hospital
        Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
      • Fellowship Hospital
        Pennsylvania Hospital

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      • Media & Publications

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurology
      • Board certified in Neurology
      • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Houghton's Care Philosophy

      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-reviewed journals, an online medical text, a patient resource from the National Parkinson's Foundation and a textbook on deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease. Dr. Houghton earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and his Masters in Public Health in epidemiology at Emory University. He completed his internship and residency in neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed fellowship training at the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the staff at Ochsner Health System as Chief of the Division of Movement Disorders, Dr. Houghton was faculty member and the Neurology Residency Program Director at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.