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PADRECC Southeast¬†is a Multidisciplinary Movement Disorders Clinic¬† (804) 675-5931 or toll-free (800) 784-8381 ext 5931
Our goal is to provide¬†individualized and¬†comprehensive care to veterans and their families with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Because of the progressive nature of these diseases and the wide clinical variability among patients,¬†a multidisciplinary approach is the best approach in managing the symptoms. Innovative strategies and treatment interventions are used to improve functional ability and life satisfaction. Services include: physician consultation, nursing services, multidisciplinary assessment and treatment, medical management, surgical interventions, neuropsychological service, physical, occupational and speech therapy, caregiver resources, educational materials, community education programs, and support groups.
The¬†PADRECC¬†Clinic staff includes: Movement Disorder Specialists (a Neurologist¬†Doctor with extra training in Movement Disorders), a Neurosurgeon, a Neuropsychologist, a Physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor), Registered Nurses (in Clinical, Neurosurgical, and¬†Education roles), an Administrative Officer,¬†a Program Support Assistant, and a Research Assistant.¬† Referrals are made to¬†Allied Health Professionals such as Social Workers, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists, and Dieticians as needed.
- ¬†An IFC (inter-facility consult) from the referring VAMC or CBOC is required for all PADRECC evaluations.
- ¬†Travel reimbursement for a Veteran who is referred to PADRECC Southeast is the responsibility of the referring VAMC or CBOC. For details about¬†Travel Guidelines¬†click here¬†
- Telemedicine Clinic - PADRECC offers a telemedicine clinic involving telecommunication technology to bring medical care to patients and families at distant or rural locations from Richmond, minimizing the burden of travel to the SE/Richmond PADRECC. The consultation or visit takes place through a live, interactive link between the remote site (VAMC site where the patient is enrolled) and VAMC Richmond.¬† These appointments are arranged by calling the main clinic number above.
- Surgery - Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)¬†- PADRECC services and continuing care include: evaluation of patients for diagnosis and recommendations for medical treatment, evaluation for DBS, DBS surgery with or without post-operative follow-up care, and programming.¬†¬†PADRECC contact for more information: Miriam Hirsch, MS, RN, Neurosurgical Nurse at (804) 675-6284.
- "DBS Fact Sheet - Referral for Surgery at PADECC Southeast" (an 8 page booklet) for answers to questions such as: How to make a referral? When is it time to consider DBS surgery? Who makes a good candidate? and more.
- A Frameless Approach to DBS¬†
- VA-NIH Study offers Hope for Parkinson's Patients¬†¬†click for VA News Release¬†