Focused on your neuro care
We believe that the best healthcare is tailored to the specific needs of each individual patient, and that complex neurological disorders are managed most effectively when specialists work together.
From neurologists to social workers and physical therapists to nutritionists, you will find our unique combination of specialists can meet all your needs in one location.
Even the simplest body movements require communication between the brain, nerves and muscles. Without proper communication, loss of movement and conditions like Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, or Tourette may occur.
A decline in memory and thinking is common with age but when your ability is severely affected in everyday life, dementia may be the reason. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of cases.
Nerves send and receive electrical messages to control muscle movements. When the nerves are affected by a neuromuscular disorder, communication breaks down leading to muscle weakness, trouble swallowing or double vision.
When a sudden, external force rattles your brain, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur. Varying from mild concussions to severe injuries, TBIs disrupt normal brain function and can cause headaches, nausea, loss of consciousness, blurred vision, memory problems and more.
Before your Appointment
Tour the Norman Fixel Institute
Before your first appointment, take a virtual tour of the Norman Fixel Institute.
Since the program started in 2002 with Dr. Michael Okun, Dr. Kelly Foote and Janet Romrell, the philosophy has remained the same: the patient is the sun and we orbit around the patient and family needs, across our clinical care, education and research missions.
in the News
Study co-authored by Dr. Karen Hegland found sensorimotor training for airway protection improved cough-related outcomes in Parkinson’s patients.
Team at the University of Florida receives renewal as a Research Center of Excellence by the Lewy Body Dementia Association for their commitment and…
UF neurologist Dr. Irene Malaty and international experts publish review on diagnosis and management of functional tic-like phenomena.
Receive Care Virtually
Our neurological specialists will consult with you in the comfort of your own home using your MyUFHealth account.
Secure video conferencing protects your privacy and saves you time and money traveling to our office. Telehealth appointments are reimbursable through Florida’s Medicaid and Medicare programs.