Movement Disorders Center

Movement Disorder Clinic

Evaluation of people with movement disorders at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is available through both the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery and through the Multidisciplinary Movement Disorders Evaluation Clinic, an outpatient clinic of North Carolina Baptist Hospital.

Quality of life is further enhanced by the participation of members of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine (who have special expertise in psychiatric, cognitive and behavioral problems in people with movement disorders) and the Department of Otolaryngology (who have special expertise in speech and swallowing difficulties in patients with Parkinsonism), as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapists when appropriate.

Tertiary Care

Tertiary care, in conjunction with patients' primary neurologists, is emphasized. Consultations for the optimization of medical therapy generally result in a plan that can best be implemented by a neurologist close to the patient's home. Consultations for deep brain stimulation result in management of the technical aspects of the stimulator here at the Medical Center with the focus of care being provided as close as possible to the patient's home.

Surgical Treatment

Surgical treatments, including thalamic, subthalamic and globus pallidus deep brain stimulators, are a special area of expertise of the Movement Disorders Unit. Advanced image-guidance combining MRI and computed tomography and microelectrode recording are available to optimize these procedures. Members of the Unit also have expertise in botulinum toxin injections to treat movement disorders.

Contact Us

For more information or appointments for multispecialty evaluation of eligibility for deep brain stimulation, call Ms. Kim Slade, the Movement Disorders Clinic Coordinator at 336-716-4067.

Our Team

Neurology: Medical Management of Movement Disorders

Francis O. Walker, MD
Co-chair WFBMC Movement Disorders Committee

Patrick S. Reynolds, MD
Vickie Hunt, RN

Neuro-Ophthalmology

Timothy J. Martin, MD

Neuroradiology

Allen D. Elster, MD
P. Pearse Morris MBBCh
Daniel W. Williams III, MD
Michael D. Baker, MD
Joseph A. Maldjian, MD
Jonathan H. Burdette, MD

Neurosurgery: Deep Brain Stimulators for Movement Disorders

Stephen B. Tatter, MD, PhD
Co-chair WFBMC Movement Disorders Committee

Allison Brashear, MD
Mustafa Saad Siddiqui, MD
Joyce A. Moser, NP-C
Monica Ditmer, PA-C

Quick Reference

Movement Disorders Clinic
Clinic Coordinator

336-716-4067

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Last Updated: 08-18-2014
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