December 1 | Foreword by Darcy Blake, bio by Dr. Rima Ash
Where to start with Dr. Rima Ash! She was the mastermind behind the programming of my successful Deep Brain Stimulation surgery in 2013. She’s a hiker who defies heights, a conservatory trained violinist, and more. She places the utmost importance on staying well-balanced, and enjoys running and cycling in addition to being a dedicated yoga student. She bikes to work as well! As the Movement Disorder specialist at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, she has an incredible background of education at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, an internship at Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Charleston, SC, with her residency at the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center. She did her fellowship at UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. She has a Board certification in Neurology with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. This is her bio from Kaiser Permanente San Francisco.
“I am thrilled to have a position at San Francisco Kaiser Permanente among physicians who are a mixture of academicians and community advocates. What attracted me to work here is Kaiser Permanente’s philosophy. I’m able to spend time with patients and do what I think is best for them rather than allow their insurance plan to dictate what is best. This gives me the opportunity to build long term relationships with members and to learn more from their experiences; therefore, allowing me to provide the thoughtful and individualized care needed. We also have many non-pharmacological treatment options such as acupuncture, physical therapy, and educational classes that I feel can empower the patient and provide them with many options to choose from in order to make an informed decision about their own health care.
Having completed a fellowship in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia, I have extensive training in using deep brain stimulation and Botulinum toxin, and feel privileged to work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists that focus on the surgical treatment of movement disorders. I chose this subspecialty because of the complexity of diagnosis, and because of the enormous progress that has been made in the treatment of these disorders. I feel fortunate and excited to provide a broad range of care to this population.”
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