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The Southwest PADRECC is one of six VA Centers of Excellence specializing in the diagnosis and managment of Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders. We offer clinical, research, and educational services for Veterans living in the Greater Los Angeles and Southwest PADRECC region. The PADRECC established a network of seven VA Medical Centers in California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico; we are collectively called, the Southwest PADRECC.

Our mission is to deliver state-of-the-art care and assure the highest quality of life for Veterans afflicted with Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders.  The care provided encompansses the professional practice of neurology, neuropsychiatry, neurosurgery, nursing and pharmacy, which specializes in neurological diseases.

 Get maps and directions to the West Los Angeles VAHCS.

Address: 11301 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90073

Telephone: 310-478-3711 ext. 48001
Fax:  310-268-3044
 

Southest Region PADRECC

  •  California: West Los Angeles, Long Beach, Loma Linda, San Diego
  •  Arizona: Phoenix, Tucson
  •  Nevada: Las Vegas
  •  New Mexico: Albuquerque

The Southwest PADRECC serves Veterans living in West Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Bakersfield, Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, Lancaster, Gardena, Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, East Los Angeles, Long Beach, Loma Linda, San Diego, Las Vegas, Tucson and Albuquerque. 

Services Offered

  • Movement Disorders evaluations, diagnosis and treatment
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor
  • Botulium Toxin Injection Clinic

Referral

The Southwest PADRECC offers care to any Veteran currently enrolled in the VA Health Care System. Your VA Primary Care Provider (PCP), or VA Neurologist, can refere you by submitting a movement disorders (or inter-facility movement disorders) Consult.  Once the referral is received, a medical services assistant will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Veterans who are not yet enrolled can contact your local VA Medical Center registration office.  Or, visit www.va.gov where you can find links to all VA benefits including online application for VA Healthcare benefits. 

Patient Education/Support

PD@Home is a Parkinson's Telephone Education/Support Conference, sponsored by the West Los Angeles VA; it is available nationwide by telephone.  Held 2nd Tuesday each month from 10-11am Pacific Time, 11-12pm Mountain Time, 12-1pm Central Time, 1-2pm Eastern Time.  Call 1-800-767-1750 and enter code: 54321#  The target audience is Veterans and the Caregivers of Veterans with Parkinson's or associated movment disorders; join us - you are very welcome. 

For Healthcare Professionals

The Southwest PADRECC is committed to providing exceptional and comprehensive professional education and support for healthcare professionals.
  • Fellowship Program: the VA Advanced Fellowship in Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders provides two years of post-residency research, education, and clinical learning to eligible neurologists. www.va.gov/oaa/specialfellows/programs/SF_Parkinsons.asp?p=12
  • Movement Disorders Series, a webinar program sponsored by PADRECC, and the VA Employee Education Service (EES), provides continuing education for movement disorders professionals through live webinar conference. Follow the link for more information and to access archives of past presentations.  https://www.parkinsons.va.gov/clinicians.asp

Southwest PADRECC Staff Directory

  • Indira Subramanian, MD, Director, Southwest PADRECC
  • Adrienne Keener, MD, Associate Director Education & Clinical Care
  • Denise Feil, MD, MPH, Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Jean-Phillip Langevin, MD, Acting Chief Neurosurgery
  • Ausaf Bari, MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon
  • Sunita Dergalust, PharmD, Neurology Specialist
  • Patricia Pittman, RN, MBA, Clinical Coordinator
  • Dessa Jones, MBA, Administrative Officer