Movement Disorders Clinic (Parkinson's)
Knoxville Parkinson's Support Groups Available
The Movement Disorders Clinic team at the Cole Neuroscience Center is made up a neurologist, advanced registered nurse practitioner, a registered nurse and a social worker. Our movement disorders specialists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, dyskinesia, tremor and other disorders.
The Movement Disorders Clinic team works closely and collaborates with other specialists, including neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, who may be called upon to provide specialized care for individual patients’ needs.
Our comprehensive team provides the patient and family with educational materials of clinical issues and treatment recommendations. The team works with the patient and family to help them understand the situation and encourages them to participate in the development of a management plan.
The Movement Disorders Clinic employs the latest technologies and therapies to diagnose and treat over 1,600 patients in the East Tennessee region each year. A comprehensive neurological evaluation can establish an accurate diagnosis early in the clinical course, which may allow you or your loved one to preserve mobility function or delay the onset of major symptoms. Our specialists use a comprehensive evaluation to identify medical conditions that may be contributing to an individual’s symptoms.
Other Services we offer include:
- Treatment / Medical Management
- Clinical trials with new medications
- Neuro-imaging with the latest technology, including DatScan
- Emission Tomography (PET) scanning to image the brain and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Support Services for the patient and family
Call the Movement Disorders Clinic today for more information or to refer a patient. Please contact: 865-305-6740.
The Cole Parkinson's Support Group meets the third Wednesday of each month in the Heart Hospital Conference Room.
The support group is open to patients, their families, friends and caregivers. Regional Parkinson's support groups meet in various locations throughout East Tennessee. For more information on program topics and meeting locations, call 865.521.6174 or check the Brain and Spine Institute's Calendar for upcoming dates.