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The VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center strives to provide a seamless experience for the movement disorders community by providing access to clinicians from a variety of disciplines in one location.

We are working to fully implement our interdisciplinary evaluation. At this time, our movement disorder neurologists, clinical neuropsychologists, physical therapist and psychiatrist are available for consultations. We plan to have speech therapy and genetic counseling available soon.

 

Make an appointment

Please call (804) 662-9185 to schedule an appointment.

Become a patient

You may be referred by your doctor or you may directly make an appointment for yourself or a family member.

Our specialists are available to provide care for the full spectrum of movement disorders, including:

  • Ataxia
  • Blepharospasm
  • Bradykinesia
  • Cervical Dystonia/Spasmodic Torticollis
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Dyskinesias
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Hemifacial spasms
  • Huntington Disease
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Tardive Dyskinesia/Dystonia
  • Tics
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tremor
  • Wilson Disease

 

Interdisciplinary evaluation

The VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center interdisciplinary evaluation will allow patients to access subspecialty care providers in one location. This evaluation will include assessments by the professionals described below, and will result in a comprehensive treatment plan that will address each individual's needs. This treatment plan will be shared with other healthcare providers managing a patient's care.

  • Movement Disorder Neurology
    • The movement disorder neurologist evaluation will include assessment of symptoms, including non-motor features such as gastrointestinal and sleep problems.
  • Clinical Neuropsychology [PDF]
    • The neuropsychologist will examine thinking skills such as attention, speed of thinking, visual and language skills, learning and memory, problem-solving, reasoning, and other brain and behavior functions including mood and quality of life.
      • Caregivers, family members and/or friends are encouraged to accompany the patient during the neuropsychology appointment, but do not need to remain with the patient for the entire evaluation.
  • Rehabilitation and Wellness
    • Physical Therapist
      • The physical therapist will evaluate conditioning, balance, coordination and motor skills.
  • Other services available include geriatric psychiatry, genetic counseling, and evaluation for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery and post-surgical DBS programming.

Financial assistance

If you worry that you may have difficulty paying your bill for your care in full, VCU may be able to help.  It is important that you let us know if you will have trouble paying your bill or balances after insurance. For more information about financial assistance please, please visit the VCU Medical Center website.

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