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About Dr. Roger J Packer

Dr. Roger J Packer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Washington, DC. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Packer has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Roger J Packer is Excellent. Dr. Roger J Packer has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Roger J Packer is 4.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Childrens National Medical Center

111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Specialties

Dr. Roger J Packer has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Expertise

    35 Expertise

  • Central Nervous System Diseases (CNS Diseases)
  • Vision Disorders
  • Electromyography
  • Syndrome
  • Brain Stem Cancer
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Growth Disorders
  • Cerebellar Cancer
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
  • Brain Disorder
  • Neurofibromatosis 1
  • Second Primary Neoplasms
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Cancer
  • Glial Cancer (Glioma)
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • CNS Tumor (Ependymoma)
  • Plexiform Neurofibroma
  • Central Nervous System Cancer (CNS Neoplasm)
  • Rhabdoid Tumor
  • Recurrence
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Gene Therapy
  • Headache
  • Pediatrics
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Pineal Gland Tumor (Pinealoma)
  • Mental Retardation
  • Stroke

Reviews

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Five Stars

Dr. Packer is an excellent doctor, he explains everything to you in great detail where you will understand. He will be on your side to help you make decisions. A great doctor and my family have had the experience with him since 2008.

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Five Stars

Very knowledgeable, honest and thorough doctor. Dr Packer also took the time to answer our questions and explained everything clearly. We traveled 5 hours to see him. He is one of the top doctors in the country for NF.

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Excellent Care

Dr. Packer is clearly an expert in his field and offered us hope where none had been offered previously. He is highly knowledgeable about clinical trials and is not afraid to refer you to a different facility if he feels they have something better to offer.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer

    America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Education

  • Childrens Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Roger J Packer accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Childrens National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC

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