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Use this first-ever Movement Disorder Specialist Finder tool, provided in collaboration with the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, to search for a movement disorder specialist in the United States.
A movement disorder specialist is a neurologist who has received additional training in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders including dystonia, chorea, tics and tremors. Whereas a general neurologist may treat patients with any of more than 100 neurological conditions, a movement disorder specialist focuses primarily on Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. The benefit of seeing a movement disorder specialist, often affiliated with a major university or teaching hospital, is that they are usually on the cutting-edge of knowledge and treatment of PD and other movement disorders and are often best equipped to tailor a plan of care for you and your specific needs.
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in Parkinson’s disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.
If you are a movement disorder specialist and are interested in learning more about the society, please click here.
To learn more, visit www.movementdisorders.org
No fees have been paid for inclusion in the movement disorder specialist locator directory. Inclusion is premised on membership in the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. Inclusion of a physician in this directory does not represent an endorsement by or a recommendation from AbbVie, The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. You are ultimately responsible for the selection of a physician, and this locator tool is just one source of information available to you.
All use of the features provided on this website and the website of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) are at the sole risk of the user. Any user of the widget on this website, the MDS finder tool or the information gained through use of the widget or tool, hereby disclaims and releases MDS, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and AbbVie, Inc. from and against any and all liability related to such use. Any user not agreeing to the foregoing shall not use, and does not have permission to use, the widget or the tool.
Q: Who qualifies to be listed on the MDS Physician Finder?
A: The MDS Physician Finder includes active, dues paying Members of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society residing in the United States (not including U.S. territories).
Q: Is this a comprehensive list of all doctors who are Movement Disorders specialists?
A: No, this is a list of members of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society in the United States. MDS membership is voluntary and not required in order to be a Movement Disorders specialist.
Q: Is this an up to date list?
A: This is a current listing of members of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. When new members join MDS, their listings are added.
Q: Who updates this list?
A: MDS members are responsible for keeping their listing up to date, either by notifying the MDS Secretariat, or by updating their individual online profiles.
Q: Are all of your members listed?
A: MDS Members who indicate that they do not see patients are automatically not included. Also, MDS members who do not indicate Parkinson’s Disease as one of their Practice Types are not included. At their own request, members can choose not to be listed on the website. If you are unsure if a doctor is a member of MDS and that doctor is not listed on the Physician Finder, you can call or e-mail the International Secretariat to verify whether that doctor is a member. (Tel: +1 (414) 276-2145; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Q: Can you tell me who the best Movement Disorders specialist is in a specific location?
A: No, MDS Secretariat staff is not allowed to recommend specific doctors and cannot give any kind of medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please contact a physician.