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Dr. Melita Petrossian is a fellowship-trained neurologist and movement disorders specialist. She is the medical director of the Movement Disorders Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. Dr. Petrossian’s clinical interests and expertise are in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, gait disorders, ataxia, myoclonus, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, spasticity, and tics, as well as Parkinson’s-related conditions such as dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple system atrophy.
Dr. Petrossian’s focus is on a multidisciplinary approach to these movement disorders, including appropriate diagnosis utilizing the latest imaging techniques, optimization of medical treatment and coordination with physical and speech therapists. She assesses patients for deep brain stimulation surgery and creates a custom-tailored program of DBS settings. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society.