The GW Medical Faculty Associates Headache Center was established in July 2015 with the mission to provide the Washington, D.C. area with expert headache services. We treat patients with all types of headache disorders, using a multi-faceted and personalized approach. In addition, we engage in research to advance the understanding of headaches and develop new/improved treatments.
To learn more about our mission and approach to headache management, please see our Mission Statement.
Meet Our Providers:
- John Rothrock, MD
Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair & Co-Director of the Headache Center
- Allison Koutsandreas, NP
- Wandayi Solani, NP
- Rona Trinidad, NP
Welcome to The GW Medical Faculty Associates Headache Center! We are excited to work with you to (1) diagnose your underlying headache disorder(s), (2) understand the impact your headaches have on your daily life and (3) develop an individualized treatment plan to improve the frequency and severity of your headaches, thus limiting/eliminating disability. We are devoted to empowering our patients, by emphasizing their active role in the management of their headache disorder(s).
Headaches can be disabling and complex. We use a multidisciplinary approach to achieve the best results. This can include:
- Patient education
- Physical therapy
- Biofeedback and relaxation techniques
- Medications to manage pain
- Procedures (Botox, nerve blocks) to manage pain
- Access to new treatments via participation in research protocols
- Access to acute IV migraine therapy in our Headache Rescue Room
To make your first visit as efficient as possible, please fill out and bring the Patient Questionnaire to your first visit. If you have a referral, please bring it with you to your appointment. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so we can maximize the amount of time we spend with you during your visit.
We believe in a strong patient-provider alliance, where we work as a team to regain control over your headaches. We look forward to working with you to alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life.
The following resources are intended for patients looking to learn more information about coping and treating headaches.