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Clinical Care

The Philadelphia PADRECC prides itself on comprehensive clinical care. It provides “one stop shopping”, meaning that a wide variety of services are available on site. This includes:

  • Examination by a specialized advanced practice nurse and neurologist
  • Examination by a physiatrist (rehab issues)
  • Examination by a geriatric psychiatrist (psychiatric issues)
  • Examination by a neuropsychologist (cognitive issues)
  • Examination by a speech and swallowing specialist
  • Consultation with a social worker
  • Consultation with a pharmacist
  • Consultation and examination by a neurosurgeon and neurophysiologist for surgical interventions and/or follow-up care

F urthermore, the Philadelphia PADRECC can provide referrals through the VA system for physical, occupational and speech therapy, wheelchairs, walkers, and other services to ensure complete therapeutic care.

The PADRECC team is willing to work with your private neurologist and/or become your primary PD care providers.

Education

The Philadelphia PADRECC is actively involved in both local and national educational initiatives for patients, families and clinicians. These programs include, but are not limited to:
  • Educational fairs for patients and families on various PD topics
  • Development and distribution of educational materials and handouts
  • Monthly PADRECC support group
  • Partnership with community support groups and area PD societies
  • Collaboration with national PD not-for-profit organizations
  • Nationally communicated PD programs
  • National and international lectures for healthcare professionals
  • Training opportunities for healthcare professionals

T he Philadelphia PADRECC also houses an Education Room for patients and families to use while visiting the center.

Research

The key to discovering new ways to control, delay and eventually cure PD is by testing new therapies and theories. The Philadelphia PADRECC performs research in the following areas:
  • Drug therapies
  • Surgical interventions, including Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Gait and falling issues
  • Depression and other psychiatric comorbidities
  • Nationally communicated PD programs
  • Basic science research (laboratory)
  • Olfactory function (sense of smell in PD)

The Philadelphia PADRECC is proudly affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.



PHILADELPHIA PADRECC SERVICE AREAS

Due to the growing number of Americans affected by Parkinson's disease, the Department of Veteran Affairs 
has created six specialized centers known as Parkninson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers or 
"PADRECCs".  These six centers are designed to treat veterans face with Parkinson's disease throughout the 
entire United States.  We, the Philadelphia VA Medical Center have been honored with one of the six 
PADRECC facilities.  



PADRECC MAP
The Philadelphia PADRECC serves veterans in the pink and burgundy shaded areas of the United States. Below you will find a listing of VA Medical Centers in our service area (Only the VA Medical centers indicated with the Consortium Member VA Medical Center Indicator symbol have Consortium Centers).

VISN 1 

Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital Phone: 781-687-2000 OR (800) 422-1617
(Bedford, MA)

Manchester VA Medical Center (Manchester, NH) Phone: (603) 624-4366 or (800) 892-8384

Northampton VA Medical Center (Leeds, MA) Phone: (413) 584-4040 or (800) 893-1522

Providence VA Medical Center (Providence, RI) Phone: (401) 273-7100 or (866) 590-2976

Togus VA Medical Center (Augusta, ME) Phone: (207) 623-8411 or (877) 421-8263

VA Boston Healthcare System, Brockton Campus (Brockton, MA) Phone: (508) 583-4500

VA Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain Campus Phone: (617) 232-9500 Consortium Member VA Medical Center Indicator
(Jamaica Plain, MA)

VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury Campus Phone: (617) 323-7700
(West Roxbury, MA)

VA Connecticut Healthcare SystemNewington Campus Phone: 860-666-6951
(Newington, CT)

VA Connecticut Healthcare SystemWest Haven Campus Phone: (203) 932-5711
(West Haven, CT)

White River Junction VA Medical Center Phone: (802) 295-9363 or (866) 687-8387 Consortium Member VA Medical Center Indicator
(White River Junction, VT)


VISN 2 


Albany VA Medical Center: Samuel S. Stratton (Albany, NY) Phone: (518) 626-5000

Bath VA Medical Center (Bath, NY) Phone: (607) 664-4000 or (877) 845-3247

Canandaigua VA Medical Center (Canandaigua, NY) Phone: (585) 394-2000

Syracuse VA Medical Center (Syracuse, NY) Phone: (315) 425-4400 or (800) 792-4334 Consortium Member VA Medical Center Indicator

VA Western New York Healthcare System at Batavia (Batavia, NY) Phone: (585) 297-1000 or (888) 798-2302

VA Western New York Healthcare System at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY) Phone: (716) 834-9200 or (800) 532-8387


VISN 3 


Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor HCS (Brooklyn, NY) Phone: (718) 836-6600

Castle Point Campus of the VA Hudson Valley HCS Phone: (845) 831-2000 or (800) 269-8749
(Castle Point, NY)

East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey HCS (East Orange, NJ) Phone: (973) 676-1000

Franklin D. Roosevelt Campus of the VA Hudson Valley HCS Phone: (914) 737-4400 ext. 2400 
(Montrose, NY) or (800) 269-8749

James J. Peters VA Medical Center (Bronx, NY) (Bronx, NY) Phone: (718) 584-9000 or (800) 877-6976 Consortium Member VA Medical Center Indicator

Lyons Campus of the VA New Jersey HCS (Lyons, NJ) Phone: (908) 647-0180

New York Campus of the VA NY Harbor HCS (New York, NY) Phone: (212) 686-7500

Northport VA Medical Center (Northport, NY) Phone: (631) 261-4400 or (800) 551-3996 


VISN 4 


Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center (Altoona, PA) Phone: (814) 943-8164

Butler VA Medical Center (Butler, PA) Phone: (724) 287-4781 or (800) 362-8262

Clarksburg - Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center (Clarksburg, WV) Phone: (304) 623-3461 or (800) 733-0512

Coatesville VA Medical Center (Coatesville, PA) Phone: (610) 384-7711

Erie VA Medical Center (Erie, PA) Phone: (814)868-8661 or (800)274-8387

Lebanon VA Medical Center (Lebanon, PA) Phone: (717) 272-6621 or (800) 409-8771

Philadelphia VA Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA) Phone: 800-949-1001 or 215-823-5800 Philadelphia PADRECC Logo 

VA Pittsburgh HCS, H. John Heinz III Progressive Care Center Phone: (866) 482-7488 or (412) 688-6000
(Pittsburgh, PA)

VA Pittsburgh HCS, Highland Drive Division (Pittsburgh, PA) Phone: (412) 365-4900 or 1-866-4VAPITT 
                                                    or  (866) 482-7488

VA Pittsburgh HCS, University Drive Division (Pittsburgh, PA) Phone: 1-866-482-7488 (1-866-4VAPITT) Consortium Member VA Medical Center Indicator

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center (Wilkes-Barre, PA) Phone: (570) 824-3521/(877)928-2621

Wilmington VA Medical Center (Wilmington, DE) Phone: (302) 994-2511 or (800) 461-8262


VISN 5 


Baltimore VA Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center (BRECC) Phone: 410-605-7000
(Baltimore, MD)

Baltimore VAMC - VA Maryland Health Care System Phone: 410-605-7000 or (800) 463-6295 Consortium Member VA Medical Center Indicator
(Baltimore, MD)

Martinsburg VA Medical Center (Martinsburg, WV) Phone: (304) 263-0811 or (800) 817-3807

Perry Point VAMC - VA Maryland Health Care System Phone: (410) 642-2411 or (800) 949-1003
(Perry Point, MD)

Washington DC VA Medical Center (Washington, DC) Phone: (202) 745-8000 or (888) 553-0242


VISN 10 

Chalmers P. Wylie Independent Outpatient Clinic (Columbus, OH) Phone: (614) 257-5200 or (888) 615-9448

Chillicothe VA Medical Center (Chillicothe, OH) Phone: (740) 773-1141 or (800) 358-8262

Cincinnati VA Medical Center (Cincinnati, OH) Phone: (513) 861-3100 or (888) 267-7873 Consortium Member VA Medical Center Indicator

Dayton VA Medical Center (Dayton, OH) Phone: (937) 268-6511 or (800) 368-8262

Louis Stokes VA Medical Center (Cleveland, OH) Phone: (216) 791-3800


VISN 11

Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center Phone: (317) 554-0000 or (888) 878-6889
(Indianapolis VA Medical Center) (Indianapolis, IN)

VA Illiana Health Care System (Danville, IL) Phone: (217) 554-3000 or (800) 320-8387

VA Northern Indiana Health Care System - Marion Campus Phone: (765) 674-3321 or (800) 360-8387
(Marion, IN)

VA Northern Indiana Health Care System-Fort Wayne Campus Phone: (260) 426-5431 or (800) 360-8387
(Fort Wayne, IN)
 



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