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Parkinson disease

UF Health is a proud Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence. It is also a Parkinson’s Foundation-designated continuing care center, research center and outreach center (all since 2003). Additionally, our institution is home to the Parkinson’s Foundation National Medical Director and director of the world-renowned “Ask the Doctor” forum on, Dr. Michael Okun. Dr. Okun has helped direct care and research across all 45 NPF centers worldwide since 2006.

Within the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, our center’s interdisciplinary focus on Parkinson’s disease is as strong as ever. Patients can potentially receive Parkinson’s treatment from over 10 specialists from different fields, all in one day and from one convenient location. This world-class, patient-centric experience includes fast-track interdisciplinary work-up and care for deep brain stimulation, or DBS, meant for Parkinson’s disease as well as other movement disorders. We also offer on-site services for MRI, speech and swallowing treatment, and physical therapy and occupational therapy.


Our neurological specialists will consult with you in the comfort of your own home using your myuflhealth account. Secure video conferencing protects your privacy and saves you time and money traveling to our office. Telehealth appointments are reimbursable through Florida's Medicaid and Medicare programs. Please contact us to set a telehealth appointment at 352-294-5400.

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Clinical Trials: Parkinson disease

UF Health research scientists make medicine better every day. They discover new ways to help people by running clinical trials. When you join a clinical trial, you can get advanced medical care. Sometimes years before it's available everywhere. You can also help make medicine better for everyone else. If you'd like to learn more about clinical trials, visit our clinical trials page. Or click one of the links below:

Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise (SPARX3)

This study is a Phase 3 multi-site, randomized, evaluator-masked, study of endurance treadmill exercise on changes in the Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) Part III score at 12 months among persons with…

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40 Years - 80 Years

Community and Patient Programs: Parkinson disease

Our community and patient programs provide great value to patients, families and loved ones. People can find support, educational materials, expert consultants and more. In most instances, these programs are offered free of charge.

Calendar Events and Lectures: Parkinson disease

Women with Parkinson's Meet Up
Maple Street Bakery
Archer, FL 32618

This group is a meet-up designed to get women living with Parkinson's disease together for fellowship and networking. This group is aimed at…

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