Patient focused, collaborative neuro care

At the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, we understand complex neurological disorders require an integrated care approach where specialists work side-by-side with you at the center of everything we do.

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.

Okun and Foote

Comprehensive CARE

Parkinson’s, Dystonia & Movement Disorders

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.

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Alzheimer’s, Memory & Dementia

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.

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ALS, MS & Neuromuscular Disorders

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.

ALS trial

Traumatic Brain Injury

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

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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

Alzheimer’s Disease International release World…

Category: Alzheimers

Dr. Melissa Armstrong wrote “Special Care Needs for Corticobasal Degeneration”, a chapter in the World Alzheimer Report 2022.

World Alz Report 2022

Parkinson disease treatment advances

Category: Parkinsons

Drs. Irene Malaty and Bhavana Patel co-author review in Practical Neurology about new agents, formulations and procedures to improve Parkinson’s…

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Engineering the hi-fi brain

Category: Neuromodulation

Dr. Kevin Otto co-leads public-private UF collaboration seeking to optimize clinical outcomes through novel neuroprostheses fabrication.

Dr. Kevin Otto and Dr. Mark Orazem

TeleHealth Visits

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. 

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