About NSTA - National Spasmodic Torticollis Association

San Diego, California

22 Sep
Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County

Virtual Support Group Meeting
SATURDAY, 9/26 from 1-3:00 p.m.
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Open Discussion/Sharing Format
Contact: Martha Murphy at mmurphy582@gmail.com for Zoom log-in information
TUESDAY, 10/20 from 5-7:00 p.m.
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Guest Presenter: MINDY BIXBY, M.D., Scripps Health
Dr. Mindy Bixby is a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders, brain injury medicine and headache. She has been practicing medicine since 2012 and takes an individual approach to each patient’s care that includes understanding their unique needs and goals. Dr. Bixby believes in educating, empowering and supporting patients and their families, and encouraging them to be involved in all aspects of healing. As a movement disorder specialist, Dr. Bixby cares for patients with essential tremor, dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, ataxia and rare movement disorders. She also treats a comprehensive range of headache syndromes such as migraine, cluster, tension and atypical headaches.

Dr. Bixby’s research focuses on building an understanding of the effect of the gut-brain axis (GBA) on various neurological disease states, The GBA links emotional and cognitive centers of the brain with peripheral intestinal functions and gut microbiota. She also is a firm believer in teaching and participates in teaching internal medicine residents at Scripps.

Contact: Martha Murphy at mmurphy582@gmail.com for Zoom log-in information

Our support group is affiliated with the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing research for more treatments and ultimately a cure, promoting awareness and education, and supporting the needs and well-being of dystonia-affected individuals and their families. For more information, visit www.dystonia-foundation.org or phone 1-800-DYST (3978). Our group is also affiliated with the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association.