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MISSION STATEMENT ON CLINICAL CARE



Our goal is to deliver the highest quality medical care in a thorough and compassionate manner. In addition, as an academic center, we have a mission to develop better treatments and eventually a cure for every movement disorder. This can only be accomplished with the help of our patients and their families. Together we will identify the earliest changes in the brain that result in involuntary movements, define genetic or environmental contributions to this process, test new therapies and improve the lives of people who have these disorders.


Clinical Care



At our Center, movement disorder specialists provide important experienced, compassionate clinical care. Our Center's expert clinicians teach other doctors about movement disorders and conduct basic science and clinical research, furthering our understanding of movement disorders. The first and most important role of our Center's doctors is always to provide excellent care to our patients. They take a long meticulous health history and ask you to complete a written history of your health. They observe the problems you are having and put the difficulties into perspective. As they examine you, they will begin to build "a picture" of the characteristics of the movement disorder you have. They consult with their colleagues in order to reach the correct diagnosis. You may be asked to give us written permission to videotape your movement disorder as a way to precisely record the problems you are having. Often "a picture is worth a thousand words." Our clinicians will spend a major part of every visit teaching you and helping you understand your movement disorder. Together they will decide with you and your family the best possible therapy. In between visits, you are encouraged to call our Center to ask questions and report changes. We invite people with movement disorders and their family members to explore this website in a "virtual visit" and then decide if you would benefit from our years of experience and specialty focus. Our clinicians are academic neurologists who provide clinical care, conduct research and teach their specialty not only here at Columbia University but around the world.

We deliver care to all who need it, from heads of state, royalty, diplomats, professors, physicians and other professionals, artists, entertainers and ordinary people to those less financially fortunate. Our expert clinicians provide their time and services without charge to indigent people. The Robert and John M. Bendheim Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Clinic, endowed by the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, supports this important need. Our trainees (movement disorder fellows) are funded by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. They work with our experienced clinicians to become experts themselves by the time they complete their fellowship.

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Affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital
710 W 168th St, New York, NY 10032
Last updated: July 17, 2013
 

ABOUT US:

- MISSION STATEMENT
- OUR DOCTORS
- CONTACT & DIRECTIONS
PATIENT INFORMATION:

- OUR DOCTORS
- CLINICAL CARE
- WHAT ARE MOVEMENT DIORDERS?
- CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES
- CLINICAL MOTOR PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
- MOVEMENT DISORDERS & FAMILY HISTORY
- MOVEMENT DISORDERS SURGERY CENTER
- BRAIN BANK
- CONTACT & DIRECTIONS

EDUCATION:

- MOVEMENT DISORDERS FELLOWSHIP
- FORMER AND CURRENT FELLOWS
RESEARCH:

- BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH
- CLINICAL RESEARCH
- CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES
- GENETIC RESEARCH