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Christopher Charles Distasio, MD

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My specialty:
Neurology

Kaiser Permanente physician

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

Welcome to my Web page. As a part of our Neurology Department here at Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center, I feel very lucky to be working with a terrific team of physicians and nurses. We strive always to work together to give you and your family the best care possible.

Biography

I grew up in Rhode Island and attended Brown University Medical School. I completed my Internship at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach and my Neurology Residency and Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. Although I am still a New England sports fan, I love living in the South Bay with my wife and two daughters (both born here at Kaiser Permanente South Bay!). I have always wanted to be a physician and first became interested in neurology as a teenager, when my mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

About my practice

In the Neurology Department, our teams of doctors, nurses, case managers, and social workers strive for excellence and compassion as we care for our members and their families. We work closely with our colleagues in other departments, including Primary Care, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy, Psychiatry, Pharmacy, and Neurosurgery. As the Regional Chief of Neurology, I work to make sure we provide affordable care of the highest quality, with compassion, empathy, and easy access, in order to help improve our members' quality of life. I also teach neurology residents at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and am a member of the American Academy of Neurology. Over the years, I have developed a particular passion and interest in Parkinson's disease. So when the opportunity came to collaborate with researchers Drs. Bastiaan Bloem and Marten Munneke at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands, I said yes without hesitation. Drs. Bloem and Munneke developed ParkinsonNet, an organization that strives to improve the lives of those impacted by with Parkinson's disease worldwide. The chance to help develop ParkinsonNet here for our patients has been incredible. Sharing this experience with our Parkinson's patients (who have been involved from the start) and colleagues from so many disciplines is a true privilege and very humbling.

How I thrive

Outside of my practice, I love music, reading science fiction and fantasy, traveling with my family, gourmet cooking, and collecting fine Italian red wines. I have also taken up running and triathlons to stay fit in body, mind, and spirit, as well as volunteer building sets and stage managing for Metropolitan Educational Theater Network, where my daughters perform in musical theater.

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Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Neurology Department
25965 S Normandie Ave, Harbor City, CA 90710

Plans accepted

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Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-800-780-1230 (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Hospital patients information
  • 310-325-5111

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

Brown University School of Medicine
Providence , RI

Board certification

Neurology

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical SpecialtiesExternal Link, the American Medical AssociationExternal Link, or the American Osteopathic AssociationExternal Link websites.

Medical training

Internship

Internal Medicine

St. Mary Medical Center
Long Beach , CA

Residency

Neurology

Los Angeles County-Harbor-UC Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Fellowship

Clinical Neurophysiology

Los Angeles County-Harbor-UC Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2002

License Information

License number

A67864

License status

ACTIVE

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1639240518
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My hospitals

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25825 S Vermont Ave , Harbor City , CA 90710

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This page was last updated on:

11/12/18