About Us

Welcome to Our Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Our center was created in 2015, and we are focused on patient care in an academic environment.

Our program has experienced steady growth in patients and the number of services provided for patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

We have a robust Parkinson’s disease (PD) clinic that provides multidisciplinary attention to patients and families living with PD. We offer social services, neurorehabilitation, and Supportive Care and Planning services integrated into the same environment, allowing for continuity of care.

Our botulinum toxin (BoNT) clinic for neurological indications serves patients with various movement disorders, such as dystonias, tremors, and spasticity.

Our deep brain stimulation (DBS) program offers increased access to this revolutionary treatment for Parkinson’s disease, tremors, and dystonia. The program provides education and the selection of ideal candidates for this surgical procedure.

The Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) clinic is a unique program that objectively assesses patients for the diagnosis of NPH, and, in a multidisciplinary approach (neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, and neurorehabilitation), allows for the specific treatment for these patients suffering with cognitive and gait changes.

Our team would be honored to care for you and your loved ones. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at parkinsons@uchc.edu.

Bernardo Rodrigues, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Bernardo Rodrigues, M.D., Ph.D.

Goals

The goal of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center is to offer quality care for patients and families affected by Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

We strive to provide a center of excellence in the care of patients with abnormal involuntary movements (AIM) where research can be developed and applied.

As an academic medical center, our program aims to provide specialized care and facilitate referrals from local health care professionals.

Our dedication to teaching allows us to retain new movement disorders specialists with our fellowship and educations programs for residents and medical students.

Approach

The UConn Health Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center offers multidisciplinary specialized clinics to care for common movement disorders and rare neurological conditions.

Our fellowship-trained neurologists diagnose and manage patients who have a variety of gait and movement disorders. Our clinicians will help patients manage their symptoms, identify demands, and guide access to resources available to these families.

Our patient-centered approach will accompany patients from diagnosis to treatment.

The Supportive Care and Planning clinic will help patients and families identify areas of care that need more support and guide them towards the resources to help them plan for a healthier life.

Specialized programs are offered for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, and botulinum toxin treatments in neurology.

Our program offers new and innovative therapies for movement disorders, including surgical options, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) programming.

For patients with a combination of gait, balance, and bladder dysfunction, we have developed a clinic to diagnose and manage normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).

For functional movement disorders (FMD), we focus on bridging the gap between neurology and psychiatry, offering diagnosis and motor training programs for neuropsychiatric conditions.

Call To Make An Appointment

860-679-4888