Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Parkinson's & Movement Disorders Clinic

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Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Clinic

Our clinic is devoted to care and research for patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. These include parkinsonism, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, tremor (including essential tremor), dystonia, Tourette's syndrome and other tic disorders, Huntington's disease, myoclonus and spasticity.

We use the latest treatments including oral medications, botulinum toxin (Botox), deep brain stimulation and intrathecal administration of baclofen and other compounds as they become available. We utilize the latest in technology for treatment and evaluation, but yet try to incorporate the tried-and-true method of diligently listening to our patients and their families and examining them carefully. Our team approach involves neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, speech therapists and others as appropriate.

Although these disorders by definition cause problems with movement, they affect much more, including thinking, emotion, behavior and the autonomic nervous system (which regulates blood pressure, heart rate and, urination, etc.). Our team evaluates and treats all these aspects and tries to maximize the quality of our patients' lives.

Patients can be either self-referred or physician-referred, but we prefer greatly to work as a team with your primary care and other physicians to make sure you're getting the benefits of cooperation and synergy from all healthcare providers.