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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 Parkinson’s 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 Disease 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.

Clinic Appointments

The Parkinson’s Clinic is held from 8 am – 12 pm, usually on the third Wednesday of the month. More details about the clinic, including who might benefit the most and what to expect during an appointment.

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 .

Interdisciplinary Clinic Model