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David J. Houghton, MD

Vice Chair/ Chief, Movement & Memory Disorders
Director, CareConnect 360
Accepting New Patients
David J. Houghton, MD
4.9 of 5 Stars
Based on 130 Patient Verified Ratings
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David J. Houghton, MD

Vice Chair/ Chief, Movement & Memory Disorders
Director, CareConnect 360
Accepting New Patients
Primary Location
Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121

Biography

David J. Houghton, MD, MPH, is a movement disorders neurologist at Ochsner Health in New Orleans. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and his Master's in Public Health in epidemiology at Emory University. Dr. Houghton completed his internship and residency in neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His fellowship training was received at the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Most recently, he was a member of the faculty and Neurology Residency Program Director at the University of Louisville. Dr. Houghton joined the staff at Ochsner Health as Chief of the Division of Movement Disorders. His publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, an online medical text, a patient resource from the National Parkinson's Foundation and a textbook on deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. His interests include all aspects of movement disorders, including deep brain stimulation and botulinum toxin injections, with particular attention to research trials and interdisciplinary clinics.

Education and Training

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia
Field of Study: MD

Internship

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Field of Study: Internal Medicine

Residency

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Field of Study: Neurology

Fellowship

Pennsylvania Hospital
Field of Study: Neurology/Movement Disorder

Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

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Ochsner Patient Verified Reviews

To obtain patient ratings and comments, we partner with Press Ganey, an independent patient satisfaction company that works with more than 26,000 healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience. These patient verified ratings are based on the “likelihood to recommend” physician scores on the nationally developed Medical Practice Survey. Actual top box results for this question are translated to a 1-5 scale, and the star scores are measured on that scale, with 5 being the best score.

February 2024

Very good

February 2024

I have the very best neurologist (Dr. Houghton) and I really don't think he could ever be replaced.

February 2024

Dr. Houghton is excellent!

February 2024

Great.

February 2024

Dr. Houghton is a great physician. Expert in his field of medicine. He is easy to talk to and always includes me into the visit to find the best treatment for me.

January 2024

Very good & I have recommended him several times.

December 2023

I have been his patient for more than a decade. He is a highly skilled doctor with a sharp mind and a quick wit. I enjoy my visits, and I always learn things from him about my condition.

December 2023

Dr. Houghton is wonderful - knowledgeable, funny, and involves me in the process.

November 2023

Wonderful physician! Great manners

October 2023

We had an excellent visit with Dr. Houghton. We had a full hour with the doctor. He answered all questions and provided appropriate medical advice.

October 2023

Dr. Houghton took the time to ask questions about my concerns. I never felt rushed.

October 2023

Dr. Houghton is very easy to talk to and has patience with listening to me about my Parkinson's Disease. He always explains what we talk about.

October 2023

Good & great.

October 2023

The doctor was attentive and engaged me in decision making.

October 2023

Very good

September 2023

Felt doctor was very thorough though rushed due to an ongoing emergency with another patient and was also alarmed at my anemic blood work that was a surprise to us all. My concerns over the hiatal hernia and constant acid reflux didn't get addressed as I would've helped but the results from bloodwork labs were concerning and for the focus probably needed to be.

September 2023

Great care!

September 2023

Dr. Houghton is a wonderful, personable, knowledgeable, and curious physician. He meets you on your level and puts you at ease. If the diagnosis isn't easy and obvious, he is Inquisitive and determined and doesn't give up on the patient. He is the best doctor I have ever had.

September 2023

Best doc ever

August 2023

Dr. Hougton is a great. Always shows concern and answers all my questions.

August 2023

Dr. Houghton is a very personable MD with excellent bed-side manner. Always puts me at ease.

August 2023

He is very easy to talk to, answers all questions & explains way you understand. Great dr.!

August 2023

Great

August 2023

Excellent doctor, wish we'd found him sooner

July 2023

Wonderful dr. Love this dr.