Parkinson’s disease

St. Charles Hospital is designated as an Information and Resource Center in Suffolk County by the American Parkinson's Disease Association. The Parkinson’s disease Specialty Care Center at St. Charles Hospital offers technologically advanced, comprehensive services for those experiencing unexplained difficulty with movement, such as tremors and stiffening muscles. The Center specializes in the evaluation and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, a difficult-to-diagnose and treat movement disorder for which there is neither a single, definitive test nor a known cure. Our goal is to provide patients with the most definitive diagnosis as early as possible by utilizing clinical specialists and state-of-the-art resources. We are committed to discussing, developing and implementing a comprehensive disease management plan that provides patients with comfort, convenience and quality of life.

Center Highlights:

Each individual who visits the Parkinson’s Disease Specialty Care Center receives a through clinical evaluation from a board-certified neurologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Expert diagnoses and treatment options are carefully discussed with patients and their primary care physician.

Our highly-skilled staff performs neuropsychological testing, cognitive assessments and counseling for patients with neurological conditions.

Physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation evaluate movement and may treat gait (stride) and balance issues through therapeutic intervention and/or customized orthotics or braces.

Medication and Post-Surgical Management
There are a variety of medications available to assist in treating the symptoms of movement disorders. Physicians make recommendations based on individual needs. In addition to providing expert care, physicians are equipped to refer patients for appropriate clinical trials.

Treatment for Sleep Disorders
The St. Charles Sleep Disorders Center helps provide relief from sleep problems commonly associated with neurological conditions.

Comprehensive Rehabilitative Care
An on-site clinic and extensive network of outpatient centers insures seamless coordination of care and provides patients with convenient access to high-quality therapeutic services. Our skilled rehabilitation team works with each patient to develop an individualized plan designed to make a positive impact on quality of life.

For more information, please call (631) 474-6797.