In order to support the best outcomes for quality of life for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the UNC Movement Disorders Center, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, has partnered with allied health therapists who specialize in Parkinson’s to create an interdisciplinary team.
The UNC Interdisciplinary Parkinson’s Clinic is a half-day clinic that provides individualized evaluations from five clinicians including a movement disorders specialist/neurologist, a clinical social worker, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, and a speech therapist. The team provides patients with comprehensive notes on their condition and performance, and then works with them to provide any necessary referrals and other resource connections.
The Parkinson’s Clinic is held 8 am - 12 pm on typically the third Tuesday of the month. For more details about the clinic including who might benefit the most and what to expect during an appointment, click here.
In order to schedule an appointment, we must receive a referral from a neurologist or primary care physician. (Note: For PCP referrals, we would prefer that neurology notes be sent as well.) If you are a physician and would like to refer a patient, please use this referral form.
Please direct any questions about the Interdisciplinary Parkinson Disease Clinic to the Center Coordinator, Jessica Shurer, LCSW, at (919) 843-1657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.