Dr. Marc Difazio, MD

Dr. Marc Difazio, MD

Pediatric Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(148)
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Dr. Marc Difazio, MD is a pediatric neurology doctor who practices in Rockville, MD. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

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
  • 30 More

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Top Care Areas

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Brain Disorders
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more than 46% of peers
Seizure Disorders
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more than 38% of peers
Epilepsy
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more than 20% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Difazio "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 mandating that patients take responsibility for their health and care plan.   compliance with tough initiatives like exercise, weight loss, and non-medical treatments to complement a medical intervention are critical for the success of medical management.   I  am committed to patient safety, and am part of the CNHS Ambulatory Electronic Health Record implementation. "
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatrics
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Back Pain
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Coma
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dystonia
  • 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

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Procedures

  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemodenervation
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
  • Visual disturbance associated with postoperative cerebellar mutism, 2005
  • Botulinum toxin A improved burning pain and allodynia in two patients with spinal cord pathology, 2003
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia and Brain Cystic Changes, 7/02
  • Index of Suspicion: Case 3, Infantile Pseudotumor Cerebri, 7/01
  • Orofacial Automatisms Induced by Acute Withdrawal From High-Dose Midazolam Mimicking Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus in a Child, 2003
  • A Rare Interstitial Deletion (2)(p11.2p13) In a Child With Pericentric Inversion of Paternal Origin, 1999
  • Aicardi Syndrome, 2006
  • Molecularly defined Interstitial Tandem Duplication 6p Case with Mild Manifeestations, 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Difazio's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Difazio to family and friends
4.5
based on 148 total reviews (95 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (148)

  • 5
    (118)
  • 4
    (10)
  • 3
    (5)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (15)

Dr. Difazio'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 (95)

Gaithersburg, MD |
An amazing doctor,organized,fast and relatable. I would definitely recommend him.
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Gaithersburg, MD |
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...more
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Boonsboro, MD |
It's impossible to get a hold of Dr. Difazio or to be called back by him. The nurses that I've dealt with have not been very sympathetic, understanding, or too helpful when it comes to questions I've had about my son's care. It's been very frustrating!
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in Potomac, MD |
I would totally recommend Dr Difazio. He listened and understood perfectly our problems. He was very kind to us. I'm very happy because i finally find the right place for my daughter.
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in Falls Church, VA |
My daughter had suffered a head injury four days prior to our visit. Dr Difazio spent ample time examining her and giving us feedback. He answered all of our question and provided us with the background research to put our mind at ease. He was very thorough and created an atmosphere in which my...more
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Dr. Difazio accepts 39 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers HMO
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Choice Network POS
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
    Coventry Health Care of Delaware PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Maryland Physicians Care
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • One Net
    One Net PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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