Overview

Providence Center for Parkinson’s Disease is a service of Providence Brain and Spine Institute.

A team of neurologists and therapists coordinates a complete package of care for each of our patients. This includes highly advanced diagnostics and therapies; rehabilitation; and referral to community resources.

At Providence Center for Parkinson’s Disease, our primary focus in treating the disorder is to help patients maintain performance and quality of life while limiting the side effects of Parkinson's medications. We believe in a multifaceted treatment approach that may involve the following, depending on the individual's needs:
  • Medications
  • Exercise, both mental and physical
  • Balance training
  • Assistive devices
  • Surgery and deep brain stimulation
  • Support of the patient and family  
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that affects more than 1.5 million Americans. It is one disease in a family of conditions called movement disorders. Other movement disorders include restless leg syndrome, essential tremor, dystonia, tics and Tourette's syndrome. Famous people with Parkinson's disease have raised awareness about the condition. Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, actor Michael J. Fox and Pope John Paul II have proved that people with Parkinson's disease can pursue their life's work and achieve great things in their professional and personal lives while managing their symptoms.

With early, high-quality treatment, it is possible to lead an active life for many years with Parkinson's disease. Providence Center for Parkinson’s Disease brings together all the specialty services you need to maintain your quality of life, and it offers helpful resources for your family. A team of neurologists and therapists work together with you, creating treatment programs that empower you to self-manage your disease. From highly advanced diagnostics and therapies to rehabilitation and referral to community resources, we coordinate a complete package of care for each of our patients. Several of the center’s neurologists are trained to monitor and maintain deep brain stimulators for post surgery patients.