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Melita T. Petrossian, M.D.

Languages: Spanish, English
Specialties:
Professional Statement
Dr. Melita Petrossian is a fellowship-trained neurologist and movement disorders specialist. She is the medical director of the Movement Disorders Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. Dr. Petrossian’s clinical interests and expertise are in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, gait disorders, ataxia, myoclonus, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, spasticity, and tics, as well as Parkinson’s-related conditions such as dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple system atrophy. Dr. Petrossian’s focus is on a multidisciplinary approach to these movement disorders, including appropriate diagnosis utilizing the latest imaging techniques, optimization of medical treatment and coordination with physical and speech therapists. She assesses patients for deep brain stimulation surgery and creates a custom-tailored program of DBS settings. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society.
Education
Institution
Type
UCSF School Of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Internship
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Residency
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plus POS
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Galaxy PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • TriCare PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • Blepharospasm
  • Dystonia
  • Facial Spasm
  • Movement Disorders
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spasticity
  • Tremor
  • Unsteady Gait
 
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
2125 Arizona Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Pacific Neuroscience Institute
4201 Torrance Boulevard Suite 520
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 316-3466
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
Providence Saint John's Health Center