Biography & Education

Biography

Position Summary Medical Director of Movement Disorders
Additional Information

About the Movement Disorders Program

At the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI), the Movement Disorders program offers a comprehensive range of services for adults and children, from diagnostic testing and innovative medical and surgical treatments to dietary consultations, compensation techniques, rehabilitation and follow-up support.

The multidiscipline Movement Disorders team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, psychiatrists and pain management specialists, as well as physical and speech therapists. Social workers are available to help patients navigate their treatment plans, and counselors to help with coping and financial issues. In this collaborative environment, all specialists focus on making the patient experience as integrated and compassionate as possible.

The program offers a broad scope of treatment options so patients’ care plans are fully personalized. Treatment options include: medications, injections (such as botulinum for blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, cervical or spinal dystonia or spasticity), gait and balance training, and rehabilitation and physical therapy. Neurosurgeons evaluate patients who have exhausted medical therapies for minimally invasive neurological restoration interventions, such as deep brain stimulation or stereotactic radiosurgery. These procedures can help restore function and quality of life.

 


 

CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Ataxias

  • Dystonia

  • Essential tremor

  • Huntington’s disease and other diseases associated with chorea

  • Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • Tourette syndrome and motor tics

 


Recorded CME Conferences

Movement Disorders: Medical Management of Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor
November 9, 2012

Overview and Management of Parkinson’s Disease
September 14, 2012

Parkinson's and Parkinson's Plus Syndromes: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment
December 15, 2011

Gene Therapy for Parkinson Disease
October 20, 2011

Strategies to Manage the Complex Parkinson's and Refractory Tremor Patient
September 23, 2011

Specialties
  • Movement Disorders
Education Background
Medical School Wake Forest University
Residency University of California Davis
Fellowship University of California San Francisco
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

550 17th Avenue
Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
550 17th Avenue
Suite 540
Seattle 98122
Fax 206-386-3882
Accepting Medicaid

Specialties

Specialties
  • Movement Disorders
Clinical Interests
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Program Spasticity
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Specialists
  • Movement Disorders program
  • Neurology
  • The Movement Disorders Specialists at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (83 Ratings, 14 Comments)

100

01/27/2015
One of the finest physicians I have consulted & one of the most competent [...]
Swedish Patient
100

01/27/2015
dr Witt knows her area of practice. her confidence and knowledge greatly decrease my anxiety about my future.
Swedish Patient
100

01/04/2015
Happy
Swedish Patient
100

12/26/2014
I was impressed with how thorough Dr Witt was in addressing my questions and concerns.
Swedish Patient
100

09/09/2014
Dr. Witt's assistant [...] is a lovely person, sympathetic and concerned, very caring and kind and gets things done.
Swedish Patient
90

07/29/2014
Dr. Witt & I have only met 2 times. The 1st visit I decided to make her my primary movement dr.!
Swedish Patient
70

07/29/2014
*Dr. Witt continues to overlook the fact that [...] might bill me (on blood thinners & 3 PE's). She acts as thought it's the only game in town for me.
Swedish Patient
100

07/16/2014
*Dr. Witt is an EXCELLENT physician!!
Swedish Patient
100

06/23/2014
*Dr. Witt takes the time needed to help me understand the treatment suggested.
Swedish Patient
90

06/23/2014
We DO recommend you!
Swedish Patient
90

06/19/2014
Excellent patient - side manners!
Swedish Patient
100

06/19/2014
*Dr. Witt is an example to be held up to all dr.'s an how to work w/patients.
Swedish Patient
100

05/29/2014
*Dr. Witt is awesome!
Swedish Patient
100

05/28/2014
She is wonderful, thoughtful, and kind.
Swedish Patient