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Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers

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Northwest Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center

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Welcome to the NW PADRECC

Overview

The Northwest Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (NW PADRECC) is a collaborative effort of the Portland VA Medical Center (affiliated with OHSU, Oregon Health & Science University) and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle.  Both sites offer clinical, research, and educational services and activities for Veterans living in the Northwest PADRECC service area as well as interested clinicians.

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Our primary purpose is to improve the health care of Veterans with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders and to contribute to our understanding of this disease through scientific inquiry.  We provide exceptional and comprehensive clinical care, state-of-the-art research, and education and support for Veterans, their families, and health care professionals for all aspects of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. 

NW PADRECC Service Area

The NW PADRECC serves Veterans living in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa, and is one of six centers throughout the United States.  Operating as a national consortium, each PADRECC conducts research covering basic biomedicine, rehabilitation, health services delivery, and clinical trials.  Each is participating in a landmark clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of surgical implantation of deep brain stimulators to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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Resources

This website provides information about the PADRECC network, including available services for Veterans and clinicians, instructions for accessing care, and contact information.

Health care providers will find referral/consultation information, resources for continuing professional education, information about how to apply for our two-year Movement Disorder Special Fellowship, and a list of published research results.

Current Events

Patient Education

  • My Parkinson Story Videos
    A series of videos featuring real Veterans telling their Parkinson's stories with explanation and commentary provided by VA medical providers.
    Click here to view videos

  • Visit our Video Library!
    Patient education lectures and handouts
    Click here to visit Video Library 

Provider Education

  • Managing the Complexities of Parkinson's Disease:  Practical Strategies for the Federal Practitioner
    Med-IQ Online course-1 hour CME
    Mark S. Baron, MD
    Director, SE PADRECC 
    Kathryn Chung, MD
    Assoc. Director of Clinical Care
    NW PADRECC
    Click Here for More Information

  • Neurology Updates for General Practice
    Symposium held April 4th, 2014
    Handouts and video coming soon!