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Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic

Parkinson’s Disease can strike people of all ages. Today, over 35,000 people in Michigan are living with this disease. The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (PDMD) Clinic at St. John Hospital and Medical Center is here to help. During one carefully coordinated visit, patients will be seen by the following specialists:

  • Neurologist – a physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems and the neuromuscular system.
  • Physiatrist – a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech and language pathologist
  • Social worker

St. John Hospital and Medical Center also provides state-of-the art neurodiagnostic testing which will also be offered during this visit, if appropriate.

Treatment Options for Parkinson’s

Our experts believe that a person’s quality of life can be enhanced when they and their families fully understand the diagnosis and treatment options.

The specialists at the PDMD Clinic meet immediately following each patient’s visit to discuss and develop an individual treatment plan. The patient and their primary care physician can expect a recommendation within five business days of the visit.

Treatment plans may include rehabilitation therapy, a custom medication plan as well as referrals, if appropriate, to a neurosurgeon.

St. John Hospital and Medical Center pioneered the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) technology in Michigan. The DBS is surgically implanted, similar to a pacemaker, and is designed to deliver electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas of the brain. It has been shown to improve both physical function and quality of life.

For an appointment...

The PDMD Clinic does not provide follow-up care. As a consultative service, the goal of this clinic is to work in partnership with the patient and their primary care physician. However, referrals will be provided as necessary to a neurosurgeon or other specialist. Patients may be referred by their physician or may self-refer. Most insurance are accepted.

For an appointment or for more information, please call the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic at 313-343-3073, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The facts on Parkinson’s disease

  • It usually develops after age 65 but 15% of those diagnosed are younger than 50.
  • It is slightly more common in men than in women.
  • It is usually diagnosed after other diseases have been ruled out because there is no test to confirm its presence.
  • It has no cure but treatment may modify the course of the disease and improve quality of life.

What to look for

  • Tremor ( shaking) of a limb when at rest
  • Rigidity or stiffness of limbs
  • Slow movement
  • Stooped posture
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Shuffling walk
  • Muffled or soft speech

Our Team

Paul A Cullis, MD Paul Cullis, MD
Medical Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic
Raymond Bauer, MD Raymond Bauer, MD, MPH
Director, Cracchiolo Inpatient Rehabilitation Center,
St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Section Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Richard Veyna, MD Richard Veyna, MD
Director, Spine Program, St. John River District Hospital

 

Find a Physician


Need help finding the right care? Call us.

For an appointment or for more information, please call the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic at 313-343-3073.

Location:
St. John Hospital & Medical Center
Professional Building Two
22201 Moross Road, Suite 360
Detroit MI 48236
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Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Herb’s Parkinson’s Disease Experience

“What they did for me, I can never set a price on it.”

Michigan Parkinson Foundation

Resources for people living with Parkinson's.