Dr. Marisa Chang, MD

NeurologyFemale

Neurology

Dr. Marisa Chang, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine in 2004. She is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Marisa Chang, MD

Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles

2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 790 Santa Monica, CA 90403
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chang's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sudoscan
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Dr. Chang performs Sudoscan more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Chang performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Memory Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang performs Memory Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Chang performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

ImPACT Testing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang performs ImPACT Testing more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Chang performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Chang's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Basilar Migraine
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Migraine
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sudoscan
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Visual Migraine

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(310) 829-5968

Dr. Chang accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Dr. Chang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chang

3.9

Based on 39 ratings

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To quick to order expensive procedures
I went to see Dr. Chang with severe TMJ and a history of choking on food. She recommended an injection of my cheek muscle with a charge of $1500 (she does not take insurance). I asked her regarding risks and she said that some patients get weakness of swallowing for 2 or 3 months. She trivialized my history which I found to be unprofessional.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 14, 2022
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Visiting Dr. Chang for the first time was a nice experience. She listened to me, was extremely empathetic, and seemed to understand how all my conditions were interrelated. However, during the follow-up visit, I was shocked by how her attitude had changed. Perhaps it could be because the follow-up visit is $200-300 cheaper, or that she was busy, but after 10 minutes, she kept reiterating "I will see you in a couple weeks" and closed her notes. Even though I continued asking her 2 more questions, she kept reiterating the same sentence and pointed towards the door and said, "Follow me out this door please." She left me at the front desk/reception without even saying goodbye to her client, and I was shocked. This is not how you treat your clients, and this is not how you would want them to return. Not to mention - it is almost impossible to get a hold of someone over the phone. I had to get a prescription change and after 10 phone calls and 3 emails, nobody got back to me.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Jun 10, 2020
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Dr. Chang is knowledgable and explains her thinking clearly. She is also easy to talk to. In my case, she figured out how to get me the help I needed quickly when in a crisis. I can't imagine where I'd be now had I not made the decision to seek her help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 29, 2018
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I've been suffering from cluster migraines for 15 years. Cycles hit about every two years and last about eight weeks with daily attacks. Other doctors helped with pain management, but none has been able to figure out how to break a cycle--until I met Dr. Chang. She told me there is need to suffer like I am. During this last cycle at about day 10, I saw Dr. Chang. She gave me a "cocktail" of drugs under general monitored anesthesia. Since then, I have been headache free. Dr. changed my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Jim Michie in Salt Lake City – Apr 19, 2018
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I am a medical malpractice attorney with more than 20 years experience. Dr. Chang has been my treating neurologist for the past four years. I recommend her without hesitation to clients, colleagues and friends. If my children needed neurological evaluation I would bring them to her. Her qualifications are impeccable and she has a warm and personal bedside manner. Her office and nursing staff are amazing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Malibu, CA – Dec 17, 2017
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Dr. Chang is my husband's neurologist. We find it is easy to get appointments with her and they begin and end on time. When she is with us, she is 100% focused on my husband. Appropriate physician caring is about the attitude a doctor has for one's patients and the smarts he/she brings to the examination room. It is also about making sure that the details of dealing with the system are manageable. Dr. Chang is always there when we need her. Dr. Chang gets it right.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Los Angeles, CA – May 02, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Chang views her greatest accomplishment as the relationship she has with her patients. She draws upon her unique training to provide innovative and...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

2008
University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
2005
SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE HOSPITAL
Internship Hospital
2004
University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Marisa Chang, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Marisa Chang, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Marisa Chang, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Chang's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Marisa Chang, MD treat?

Dr. Chang frequently treats the following conditions: All Headaches (incl. Migraine), Alzheimer's Disease, and Ataxia. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Marisa Chang, MD's office address?

Dr. Chang's office is located at 2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 790, Santa Monica, CA 90403. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Marisa Chang, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Marisa Chang, MD is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center.

Is Dr. Marisa Chang, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Marisa Chang, MD holds board certifications in Neurology.

How much experience does Dr. Marisa Chang, MD have?

Dr. Chang has over 18 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles

Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 790 Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Providence Saint John's Health Center

Santa Monica, CA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Joint Replacement™ (2023)