Mark Piker, MD

Mark Piker

Practice Areas

  • Primary: Neurology
  • Secondary: Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis

Languages Spoken

  • Primary: English
  • Secondary: Russian

Locations

Neuroscience Institute
Valley Professional Center
3915 Talbot Road S, Suite 104
Renton, WA, 98055
Phone: 425-656-5566 option 1
Fax: 425-656-5567

Biography

Mark Piker, MD, joined Valley Neuroscience Institute in 2007 as the Medical Director of the Headache Clinic.  He is a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurologist, with more than ninety percent of his practice dedicated to the diagnosis and management of headache disorders.  Besides headaches his other subspecialty interest is multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Piker believes that there are various physiological, psychological, and genetical factors that influence the frequency and the severity of headaches; lifestyle choices and personal response to the daily environment affect headaches as well. His approach to the treatment of headaches consists of (a) proper diagnosis of the headache, (b) identifying potential headache triggers, (c) modifying and possibly eliminating triggers, (c) combining non-pharmacological, pharmacological, and cognitive-behavioral modalities for a treatment success.

Dr. Piker performs trigger point injections, occipital nerve blocks, botulinum toxin  injections. and treatment of acute intractable headache during clinic working hours. He tries to avoid multiday hospitalizations for intractable headaches; instead, Valley Medical Center's Infusion Center may be used to help break the cycle of runaway pain with intravenous infusion of certain medications.

Dr. Piker graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, with Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree in 1997.  He received the MD degree from University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, in 2002.   He completed four years of neurology residency training, followed by one year subspecialty fellowship training in the management of headache disorders at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 2007.

In his spare time he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, foosball, and throwing his kids at a local Judo dojo.

Other Info

Gender: Male
Board Certified: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Affiliation: Valley Medical Group Providers

http://www.valleymed.org/Departments/Clinics/Epilepsy-and-Headache-Clinic---Neuroscience-Institute/

DIRECTIONS

From Talbot Road S, turn into the far North entrance to our main campus. Valley Professional Center is on the corner on the right as you turn into the parking lot. Additional parking is available in the North Parking Garage, a short distance down on the right.