Dr. Maria Houtchens, MD

Dr. Maria Houtchens, MD

Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Maria Houtchens, MD is a neurology specialist in Brookline, MA and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med in 1999 and specializes in neurology.

60 Fenwood Rd; Ste 1

Brookline, MA 02445

Contact Information

(617) 525-6550

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
more than 69% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

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

48  Conditions Treated

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Partners Ms Center Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Houtchens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Houtchens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Houtchens to family and friends
14 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Houtchens' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Very knowledgable, compassionate provider. Confirmed the diagnosis, changed my treatment to the more effective one and I haven't had a problem in years. Focused on wellness and nutrition, too
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She was excellent, her level of care and knowledge exceeded my expectations. Far better than anyone I have seen before
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I was having trouble walking, so I asked Dr. Hourchens if I should try Ampyra, and she was like, yeah, yeah, would you like to take that? I didn't feel like she was focused on trying to help me. If I didn't ask, I don't think she would have thought of it.
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I do NOT recommend this physician for MS patients. Beware! I was very dissatisfied with the "care" that I received. Followed my gut and got a new doc who said that the Baclofen dose I was on (5 mg) was a joke, that no, chemotherapy wasn't necessary (had been recommended), that I had a classic...more
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Did not give medical information in a timely manner. I was taking a medication with very serious side effects for 2 years before I was informed about the side effects.
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