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Dr. Barbara Giesser, MD

Dr. Barbara Giesser, MD

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    Overview

    Dr. Barbara S. Giesser, FAAN, FANA, is an internationally recognized clinician and award-winning educator who has specialized in the care of persons with Multiple Sclerosis since 1982. Dr. Giesser received her BS from the University of Miami, an MS from the University of Texas School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston, and her MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed her Neurology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and did fellowship training in MS there at the first MS Comprehensive Care Center. She was faculty at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 1983 until 1991 and was subsequently faculty at the University of Arizona Health Science Center. She joined the UCLA Department of Neurology in 2002 and is Professor (emeritus) of Clinical Neurology. Dr. Giesser’s Approach to Care Dr. Giesser’s approach to the diagnosis & management of persons with MS combines state of the art diagnostics and a personalized medication plan for each patient with an emphasis on integrating lifestyle and wellness strategies into the neurologic treatment plan. Dr. Giesser has conducted peer-reviewed research on exercise as a therapeutic modality and has served as a consultant for the National MS Society on several wellness, exercise and nutrition related work groups. She has also been an investigator on multiple clinical trials of novel medications to treat MS. Awards and Recognition Dr. Giesser has received a dozen awards for excellence in education at the local, regional and national levels, and is the author of over 100 publications including peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, textbooks, chapters and abstracts. She has prepared curricula for the National MS Society and the American Academy of Neurology, and frequently lectures to lay and professional groups. She has been listed in “Best Doctors in America “since 2005, received the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center “Exceptional Physician Award” i

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Neurologist

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    • Aetna

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

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    Locations

    Center for Healthy Aging

    2125 Arizona Ave

    Santa Monica, CA 90404

    (310) 582-7640

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    Pacific Neuroscience Institute - Santa Monica

    2125 Arizona Ave

    Santa Monica, CA 90404

    (310) 582-7450

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Barbara Giesser accepting new patients?

    Yes, Barbara Giesser is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Barbara Giesser offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Giesser's office at (310) 582-7640 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Barbara Giesser offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Giesser's office at (310) 582-7640 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Barbara Giesser speak?

    Barbara Giesser speaks English.

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