Dr. David Houghton, MD

Dr. David Houghton, MD

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44 y/o
(16)

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Dr. David Houghton, MD is a neurology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 16 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Houghton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Parkinson's Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Tremor
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Houghton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Houghton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Houghton "David J. Houghton, M.D., M.P.H. earned his Medical Degree from 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. Fellowship training was subsequently received at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Most recently, he was a member of the faculty and Neurology Residency Program Director at the University of Louisville. Dr. Houghton joins the staff at Ochsner Health System as Chief of the Division of Movement Disorders. 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. His interests include all aspects of movement disorders, including DBS and botulinum toxin injections, with particular attention to research trials and interdisciplinary clinics."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Houghton "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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1  Specialties

  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

85  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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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Dr. Houghton's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Houghton to family and friends
16 total reviews (5 have comments)

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4.8
based on 124 total reviews (49 with comments)
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Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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 (5)

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...more
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Hi, Russell. We sincerely apologize for the issue you described. Please respond to connect@ochsner.org with your contact information so we can pass it along to a patient representative. We'd like to have someone reach out to you.

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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...more
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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...more
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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,...more
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