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Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program

At UCI Health, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, including Huntington's disease and dystonia.

We emphasize innovative, state-of-the-art clinical care, delivered in a personalized, caring environment. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained experts work with patients to develop a treatment program that is best suited for each individual.

To achieve optimal outcomes, our physicians draw upon all treatment methods, including exercise and rehabilitative therapies for walking, balance, speech and swallowing. When appropriate, we also offer advanced therapies, including deep brain stimulation (DBS) and dopamine-promoting medications.

Our specialists lead the way in novel clinical research to better understand these diseases, achieve earlier diagnosis and improve treatment. Through our community outreach programs, including an annual symposium, our patients and their caregivers have access to the latest information about Parkinson's disease. View our past symposia presentations ›

We also offer weekly wellness classes to help people with Parkinson's disease or Parkinson's-like symptoms learn ways to improve daily functioning and a quarterly support group for patients to share information and gain knowledge.

To schedule a consultation or get more information, please call 714-456-7720.

We treat Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders by collaborating with patients and their families to best meet the needs of each individual. Treatments and services may include:

Parkinson's Wellness Program

The UCI Health Parkinson's Wellness Program offers weekly classes for people who experience difficulty moving and thinking due to Parkinson's disease or Parkinson's-like symptoms. These group-guided exercises are designed to teach participants how to use high-effort movements and to provide strategies to improve posture, balance and everyday function. Learn more about our Parkinson's wellness classes ›

Parkinson's Support Group

We also sponsor a support group for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and those who support them. The group is designed to share information, provide support and gain knowledge to help patients and their loved ones better face the challenges posed by Parkinson's disease.

These free meetings are held quarterly, both in person and via Zoom. In-person registration is capped at 30. Learn more about the Parkinson's support group ›

The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders team diagnoses and treats the following conditions:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Other Parkinsonian syndromes (including progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy and corticobasal degeneration)
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Tic and Tourette syndrome
  • Task-specific dystonias (writer’s cramp, musician's dystonia, dystonia in sports)
For more information or to make an appointment with a movement disorders specialist, call 714-456-7720.

The UCI Health Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program is conducting a broad range of clinical studies to help understand these diseases, to perform early diagnosis and to improve treatment for our patients.

For more information, please view our current clinical trials, email our Center for Clinical Research at CCREnrollment@uci.edu or call 949-824-9320.

Our team also belongs to several national and international research consortiums on movement disorders, including:

Our UCI Health Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders team includes:

Movement disorder neurologists

Neurosurgeons

Neuropsychologist

Neuroradiologists

 

To make an appointment with our movement disorders specialists, call 714-456-7720.

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