Jessica Ailani, MD, is board certified in neurology, with added certifications in neurology and headache. She sees patients at the Pasquerilla Healthcare Center and the McLean, Virginia, clinic.
Dr. Ailani is associate professor of neurology at MedStar's Georgetown University Hospital and director of the MedStar Georgetown Headache Center. The conditions she treats include migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, post-traumatic headaches, occipital neuralgia, headache related to neck strain and concussion-related headaches. She uses a wide variety of treatment options in headache management including Botox for migraines.
Dr. Ailani's research involves an national project focused on interventions, including nerve blocks, for headaches.
She is dedicated to patient education, and recently gave a presentation on "Migraine Management: Practical Tips for an Impractical Disease" for a local family clinic. Because people don't always want to take medications, Dr. Ailani is very willing to work with patients in finding lifestyle solutions. If patients want medications, she is willing to treat the headache aggressively. Dr. Ailani uses an integrative approach, with care designed around what the patient wants, encompassing all possibilities.
Dr. Ailani and her husband are from New York, and enjoy the warmer weather in the D.C. area. While others might not think of Washington as "the south," it certainly is for these former Long Islanders. They appreciate the museums as well as the cultural mix of people and restaurants in the Washington metro area. Dr. Ailani also enjoys the diversity of patients she sees daily, coming from rural areas, the city, as well as internationally.
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