J Poceta, MD

J. Steven Poceta, MD, is a neurologist and sleep medicine specialist who focuses on neurologic sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome, sleep walking and narcolepsy. He also diagnoses and treats general neurologic conditions such as insomnia and headache.

Dr. Poceta is an advocate of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and a member of the Scripps Clinic Movement Disorder Center, where he sees a select panel of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

In addition to his practice, he participates in clinical trials for restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy. He also conducts his own research in these areas.

Dr. Poceta believes that his training and extensive experience allow him to objectively assess a patient’s problem and communicate a solution that is direct, open and honest.

When he is not caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with his family, automobiles, gardening and good food. He also enjoys traveling to Vancouver, British Columbia.

He is currently the head of the Scripps Clinic division of neurology.

Specialties

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology, 1989
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine, 1988

Medical Education

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD, 1983

Residencies

  • University of Washington Medical Center, Neurology, 1987

Fellowships

  • Scripps Clinic, Sleep Medicine, 1988