Dr. John Ravits, MD

Dr. John Ravits, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. John Ravits, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Read his story

4510 Executive Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • MultiPlan

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Anterior Horn Disease
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more than 86% of peers
Restless Leg Syndrome
normal
more than 62% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
normal
more than 27% of peers

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Dr. Ravits' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ravits "John Ravits, MD, is a board certified clinical neurologist specializing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), motor neuron diseases, neuromuscular disorders, and clinical neurophysiology. Dr. Ravits is the director of the ALS clinic at UC San Diego Health System and vice chair of adult neurology and the neurological sciences. Dr. Ravits is on the editorial board of the medical journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Frontotemporal Degeneration. He serves on the scientific advisory committee of the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, and also serves on the steering committee for the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Motor Neuron Diseases. As a professor of clinical neuroscience, Dr. Ravits is involved in the training of medical students, residents, and fellows in neurology. His research interests focus on clinical phenotypes, genetic mechanisms especially related to the C9orf72 gene, genomics, antisense oligonucleotide therapies, and molecular neuropathology. Before joining the faculty at UC San Diego, Dr. Ravits was on the medical staff of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, specializing in neuromuscular disorders and neurophysiology. He served as director of Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory and led Virginia Mason Medical Center’s section of neurology. In 2004, he started a translational research program at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason to focus on ALS research. A graduate of Yale University, Dr. Ravits earned his MD from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in neurology at UC San Diego. He then did fellowships in neurophysiology and neuromuscular diseases: one year at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and two years at the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ravits has board certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology, neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology. He is also boarded by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American Neurological Association. When not working, he likes to travel especially to exotic places like New Zealand, Fiji, Mongolia, and Japan. He has spent a lot of time in the Pacific Northwest where he loved hiking and exploring the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands. He enjoys movies, exercise, and time with his wife Trish, four children (now mostly scattered throughout the U.S.), and his dogs Ned (Border Collie-Retriever mix) and Henna (Maltese-Cocker Spaniel mix)."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ravits "'I strive to give patients the best possible care I can, which involves explaining and outlining the choices. I want them involved in their medical decisions.'"
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Mayo Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Univ Of California San Diego Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Univ Of California San Diego Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • National Institutes Of Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ravits has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ravits' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ravits to family and friends
5.0
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Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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Dr. Ravits' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

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Dr. Ravits accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ravits has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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