Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Program
The Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program is a world-class resource for individuals with these complex neurological conditions.
Froedtert Hospital is regionally recognized for 12 medical specialties, including
neurology and neurosurgery.
Combining specialty expertise, state-of-the-science technology and consistent research leadership, the program provides comprehensive services for all movement disorders.
Specialized and Comprehensive Expertise
Life can be very challenging for people who live with movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, spasticity and Huntington’s disease. Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect a person’s ability to control the way his or her body moves. Each day, an estimated 40 million Americans cope with physical symptoms, emotional issues, social stigmas and other concerns related to these disorders.
Read the blog, "The Nerve Center
," authored by Vicki Conte, community outreach coordinator for the Movement Disorders Program. The blog offers enlightening information and stories from program practitioners and patients.
The specialized team of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who face these challenges. The program offers the broadest range of care options available in the region, helping people with movement disorders to live fuller lives. Because movement disorders don’t just affect the person who is diagnosed, the program actively involves family members in all aspects of care.
Why Choose Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin for Movement Disorders Care?For the most complex to the most common movement disorders, our knowledgeable and experienced team offers the full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment choices, many found only at an academic medical center. We’re one of the longest-standing providers in the area, offering patients unique advantages such as:
Board-certified physicians who are specialists in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, with fellowship-training and decades of experience identifying causes and most effective treatments.
Innovative technology and treatment options including deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery – offered by no other program in the area.
Individualized, coordinated care from a team of specialists with expertise in the areas of neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, geriatric neuropsychology, physical and rehabilitation medicine, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dietetics, social work, genetic counseling and nursing.
Active involvement of the patient and family members in treatment planning.
An academic medical center setting where patients benefit as soon as possible from research advancements related to treating movement disorders.
A dedication to enhancing quality of life, working to improve all aspects of each patient’s health and wellbeing.
Specialists at Diagnosing and Treating Movement Disorders
|Because many conditions can cause balance problems, tremor and other symptoms of movement disorders, accurately diagnosing movement disorders is essential to finding the most successful treatment options. With specialized expertise and extensive experience, our movement disorders physicians know the best ways to find the cause of the symptoms – whether neurological or other in nature.
Patients may be referred to the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program by their physicians, or they may find a physician by calling 1-800-DOCTORS. The program serves many patients looking for a second opinion about their diagnosis and treatment options, and welcomes these requests..
Part of the Comprehensive Neurosciences CenterThe Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program is part of Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin’s comprehensive Neurosciences Center. The Center is a leader in Wisconsin in caring for patients with a wide range of brain, spine and central nervous system disorders. This unparalleled resource offers access to specialty-trained physicians and staff, neuro-imaging technology and treatment options aimed at providing the most effective, evidence-based care for patients.
Caring for All Types of Movement DisordersThanks to the longevity of our program and the expansive knowledge of our physicians, patients with movement disorders of all types can feel confident about finding answers and relief from their symptoms. Experience, research and a history of successful treatment carefully guide all aspects of diagnosis and treatment for each patient.
Last Review Date: Sept. 26, 2013
Online Editor(s): Shannon Krause