Dr. Marc Difazio, MD

Dr. Marc Difazio, MD

Pediatric Neurology  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Marc Difazio, MD is a pediatric neurology specialist in Rockville, MD and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in pediatric neurology and pediatrics.

9850 Key West Ave Fl 4

Rockville, MD 20850

Contact Information

(301) 765-5400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • CHAMPVA
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Dr. Difazio's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cerebral Palsy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Difazio treats Cerebral Palsy more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Difazio treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Brain Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Difazio treats Brain Disorders more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Difazio treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Migraine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Difazio treats Migraine more than 41% of his peers

Dr. Difazio treats this condition more than 41% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine

Dr. Difazio's conditions and procedures:

ADHD and-or ADD
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
Ataxia
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Autism
Back Pain
Baclofen Pump Therapy
Behavioral Disorders
Bell's Palsy
Botox® Injection
Brain Disorders
Brain Injury
Cerebral Palsy
Chemodenervation
Chronic Pain Management
Coma
Concussion
Confusion
Dystonia
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Epilepsy
Essential Tremor
Excessive Sweating
Febrile Convulsion
Gait Abnormality
Grinding of Teeth
Headache
Hydrocephalus
Insomnia
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Learning Disabilities
Migraine
Migraine, Hormone-Induced
Movement Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Myoclonus
Nerve Diseases
Nerve Pain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Parasomnias
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Petit Mal Seizure
Phantom Limb Pain
Post-Concussion Syndrome
Quadriplegia
Restless Leg Syndrome
Seizure
Seizure Disorders
Sialorrhea
Sleep Disorders
Sleep-Walking
Spasmodic Dysphonia
Spasticity
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Stroke
Syncope
Temporal Lobe Seizure
Tic Disorders
Tourette's Syndrome
Tremor
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vascular Disease
Vertigo

About Me

Care Philosophy

My highest priority is to maximize quality of life for patients and family members. To this end, I emphasize the need for facilitating communication with families, and helping patients take responsibility for their health and care p...

Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Education

  • 1999
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    1999
  • 1994
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    1994
  • 1992
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    1992
  • 1991
    Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1991
  • 1987
    Providence College
    Undergraduate School
    1987

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Pediatric Teaching Intern of the Year, 1992
  • National Defense Service Medal, 1991
  • Excellence in Innovation, Allergan, Inc., 2005
  • Department of Neurology Staff Instructor of the Year, 2001-2002
  • Meritorious Service Medal, 1996,2002
  • Army Commendation Medal, 1996
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1991

Media & Publications

  • The little Neurotoxin that Could, 4/21/2003
  • Biotinidase deficiency, 2006
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia in a six-year-old Child: a Rare Cause of Childhood Stroke, 8/00
  • Paroxysmal Tonic Upgaze and Partial Tetrasomy of Chromosome 15: A Novel Genetic Association, 2005
  • Early Diagnosis of Spinal Cord Arteriovenous Malformations, 1994
  • Acute Onset of Myoclonus After Group A Beta-hemolytic Streptococcal Infection, 1998
  • Acute Onset of Myoclonus after Group A Beta Hemolytic Streptococcal Infection: A PANDAS Variant., 10/98
  • The Utility of SPECT Scanning in a Neonate with Hypothalamic Hamartoma and Gelastic Seizures, 7/00
  • Basal Ganglia Injury as a Complication of the Ketogenic Diet, 2002
  • A Focused Review of Treatment with Botulinum Toxins for Low Back Pain, 2003

Dr. Difazio's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Difazio

4.4

Based on 153 reviews

5 Stars
79.08496732026144%
(121)
4 Stars
6.5359477124183005%
(10)
3 Stars
3.2679738562091503%
(5)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(17)

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After my child endured a concussion, the ER doctors referred us to Dr. DiFazio for a follow-up appointment the next day. My child had fallen, hit their head, blacked out, threw up three times, had an extreme headache, was disoriented for two days, and was extremely fatigued for several days. Point...Read More
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Bad experience. Save your child life and don’t go to this doctor. Why is he a doctor he has no ideea about neurology. He is not getting back to your emails, no emergency phone number to call. His appointments are less than 2 min. You wait months to schedule an appointment with him and he is trying...Read More
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I strongly recommend Dr. DiFazio to family, friends, any everyone in need of a neurologist. He has been my primary neurologist for the past 5 years and has always provided the best and most helpful care. Dr. DiFazio, staff, and the other physicians are all very friendly and welcoming. Scheduling...Read More
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An amazing doctor,organized,fast and relatable. I would definitely recommend him.
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We just got back from our first visit with Dr. Difazio and had a very positive experience. Dr. Difazio is the medical director of the outpatient facility in Rockville, MD. He was very thorough in his examination, calm in his demeanor and very receptive to all our questions and concerns. He...Read More
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