Our Care Philosophy
Washington DC Movement Disorder Program
“Patients that receive care for Parkinson’s disease and other neurologic movement disorders at The GW Medical Faculty Associates benefit from the skill, knowledge, and compassion of our specialists. Unlike many other centers, you will always see a neurologist with advanced training in movement disorders during your evaluations, and be offered to participate in advanced clinical research. We offer our patients the full extent of the resources of the world-class Neurosciences Institute at The George Washington University Hospital.”
Dr. Henry Kaminski, Chairman, Department of Neurology
Why Choose Us?
Knowing that concern and anxiety are uncomfortable for our patients, we are proud of our ability to be responsive and efficient. Our front office staff does everything possible to schedule appointments for both new and established patients within two weeks. Our patients receive their test results rapidly, thanks to our own pathologists and laboratories at our clinic locations in both Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD. We routinely communicate with patients’ primary care physicians, who receive prompt reports after each visit.
We also differentiate ourselves from other movement disorders practices by the absence of physician assistants. Our patients are seen and treated by neurologists, from the beginning of the appointment to check out.
Within our larger Medical Faculty Associates group, the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program has the intimacy of a private practice along with the expertise and collaborative spirit of an academic institution. It greatly benefits our patients that our program is comprised of a broad range of specialists, especially our highly trained functional neurosurgeons.
“Our six neurosurgeons, who are highly trained in functional neurosurgery, value the multi-disciplinary approach that involves neurologists, pathologists, and radiologists.”
Dr. Anthony Caputy, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Our MFA Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Program physicians partner with the National Institutes of Health on research studies. A current study evaluates how networks in the brain function both in normal individuals and in patients with movement disorders. Our association with the NIH advances our treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and furthers our understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to abnormal movements. We never stop learning and putting our knowledge to work for our patients every day.
We also offer our patients all the resources of the George Washington University Hospital, making the MFA Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program an attractive medical home for patients with chronic neurologic disorders.
SUPERIOR CARE: Listen. Examine. Diagnose. Treat.
For Parkinson’s disease and most movement disorders, there is typically no diagnostic blood test or brain scan. Efficient and effective care is contingent upon expert clinical evaluation. Our MFA Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program team of neurologists and neurosurgeons offer patients invaluable skills and judgment that have been developed over years of education, training, and experience.
If you think you may have Parkinson’s disease or any movement disorder, you want to have a thorough evaluation by a highly specialized neurologist with mastery of the various signs and symptoms of the entire spectrum of movement disorders. The physicians in The GW Medical Faculty Associates Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program have the intellectual and educational prowess to identify a wide-ranging variety of conditions and develop strategies that have positive outcomes.