Dr. David Houghton, MD

Dr. David Houghton, MD

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44 y/o
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Dr. David Houghton, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in New Orleans, LA. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Houghton is affiliated with Ochsner Saint Anne General Hospital, Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner, Norton Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center.

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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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.
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Dr. Houghton's Experience

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Dr. Houghton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
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  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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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
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • 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

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Procedures

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

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical College of Georgia
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Hospitals Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Pennsylvania Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Houghton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Ochsner Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Neurosciences Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Houghton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Houghton to family and friends
4.7
based on 15 total reviews (4 with comments)

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4.8
based on 117 total reviews (51 with comments)
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Dr. Houghton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Denham springs , la |
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.
Houston, TX |
Excellent doctor
Slidell, LA |
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!!
in Albany, LA |
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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Dr. Houghton accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • 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

Hospitals where Dr. Houghton has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 W Esplanade Ave
Kenner, LA 70065
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University of Louisville Hospital
530 S Jackson St
Louisville, KY 40202
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Norton Hospital
200 E Chestnut St
Louisville, KY 40202
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Ochsner Saint Anne General Hospital
4608 Highway 1
Raceland, LA 70394
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