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Dr. John Rothrock, MD

Neurologist

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If you are experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain or any other emergency, please call 911. John Rothrock, MD is the Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurology and professor of neurology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Rothrock received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed his internship and residency training in Neurology at the University of Arizona. In 1983 he joined the Neurosciences faculty at the University of California, San Diego, where he established and directed the UCSD Stroke Center and, subsequently, the UCSD Headache Center. He and his colleagues assisted in the development of such therapies as intravenous t-PA for acute stroke therapy, warfarin for stroke prevention in individuals with atrial fibrillation, self-injectable sumatriptan for acute migraine, and divalproex sodium and topiramate for migraine prophylaxis. While at UCSD Rothrock sequentially was promoted from assistant professor to full professor. In 1994 he left UCSD to serve as chair of Neurology and, subsequently, as associate dean for clinical research at the University of South Alabama before accepting a position as professor, vice chair and medical director of Neurology at the University of Alabama/Birmingham in 2006. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Rothrock joined The University of Nevada School of Medicine and was appointed chair of the department of Neurology and director of the Institute for the Neurosciences at Renown Regional Medical Center, the medical school’s primary teaching hospital. Dr. Rothrock has been cited in America's Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America in each of the past 13 years. In 2007 he was cited in Men's Health magazine as one of the 20 top neurologists in America, and in 2008 he received

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Specialties

  • Neurologist

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Hospital affiliations

  • The George Washington University Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Virginia
  • University of Arizona, Internship in Neurology
  • University of Arizona, Residency in Neurology

Awards and publications

  • Cited in America's Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America in each of the past 13 years.
  • In 2007 he was cited in Men's Health magazine as one of the 20 top neurologists in America

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1174577449

Office locations

MFA Department of Neurology

MFA Neurology

2150 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 7 South

Washington, DC 20037

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There's a reason this Doctor is one of the best in the world. Takes time to listen. Had all sorts of ideas. So happy I have become a patient!
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Excellent experience with Dr Rothrock. He was one of the most thorough doctors I have ever seen. He spent more than an hour with me doing a detailed history and various tests. He provided multiple treatment options and was fine withme doing more research before taking a certain path. I highly recommend him!
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Dr. Rothrock was great! I would definitely recommend him
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Dr. Rothrock was very kind and helpful. I appreciate the extra time to ensure I understood all of my treatment options.
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Very thorough and he took great care to explain everything. I have a much higher level of confidence about my own understanding of my health, the prescribed course of treatment & ultimate prognosis. Also have a communications plan in place in the event of future questions or concerns.
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Excellent physician.
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I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Rothrock took the time to listen and to ask questions. He gave me total confidence. His staff was friendly and service was prompt.
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