Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD

Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine

Houston Methodist Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology

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Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD

Houston Methodist Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology

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About Me

Dr. Tetsuo Ashizawa is a board-certified neurologist that has been taking care of patients with inherited neurodegenerative disorders. He is known as a world-class expert and leader on ataxia, myotonic dystrophy and Huntington’s disease. He has initiated clinics specialized in these diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, UTMB and University of Florida, where he conducted clinical research and therapeutic trials. He has published 185 peer-reviewed original papers, 12 invited reviews, 9 invited editorials, and 32 book chapters.

Clinical Interests

Spinocerebellar ataxias and other cerebellar ataxias
Multiple system atrophy-cerebellar type
Friedreich’s ataxia
Myotonic dystrophy
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
Limb girdle muscular dystrophy
Huntington’s disease
Fragile X associated tremor ataxia syndrome
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Axis Global / Texas Monarch Student Accident Plan
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional / Par Plan
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
CARDIOVASCULAR CARE PROVIDERS
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
Reny Company Workers' Comp
SmartCare PNM Resources
Student Assurance Services Student Accident Plan
TexanPlus Medicare Advantage
Texas Kids First Student Accident Plan
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WORKERS' COMP: CareWorks
Workers Comp-Beech Street

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Keio University School of Medicine
NEUROMUSCULAR FELLOWSHIP
Neuromuscular | Baylor College of Medicine
NEUROLOGY RESIDENCY
Neurology | Baylor College of Medicine
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist Neurological Institute

Languages

  • Japanese
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.
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