Board Certified in Psychiatry
Dr. Reza Ghomi completed a residency in psychiatry and fellowships in movement disorders and behavioral neurology which allows him to focus on neurodegenerative disorders primarily which may pop up in many ways including changes in memory, cognition, behavior, mood, movements, among others.
Dr. Ghomi is the only neuropsychiatrist trained in psychiatry, movement disorders, and behavioral neurology in the state of Washington.
(Appointments require an internal referral)
I diagnose and treat memory disorders, including:
Early onset Alzheimer's
Primary progressive aphasia
Progressive supranuclear palsy
Multiple system atrophy
Any other symptoms of disturbance in memory and/or thinking which may be progressive in nature
I use various brain imaging techniques including MRI, PET, DaT.
I also may order lumbar punctures for testing of the CSF or order genetic testing, although these are not commonly needed.
My practice includes a team to help with neuropsychological testing, social work interventions, medications for mood, memory, behavior and sleep.
Philosophy of Care
I enjoy working with patients concerned or suffering with memory or cognitive issues because once empowered with an understanding of what may be happening, you can move forward with your life and live more vibrantly.
Perhaps the hardest part of the evaluation process is the uncertainty and sometimes the long path to receiving information. I partner with you to sit with you and understand your unique situation and provide not only a medical explanation but a human one so you can make your own decisions regarding your future fully informed of your options.
I engage the entire family where appropriate and work hard to seek a common understanding across all caregivers and loved ones. I will walk you through how I come to my understanding so that it first makes sense to you. This means I will show you what I see on your brain imaging or other testing, empowering you with the knowledge of your own body.
Year began practicing:
University of Massachusetts Medical School | Worcester, MA
University of Washington (psychiatry) | Seattle, WA
University of Washington (neurology: movement disorders) | Seattle, WA