Getting Care

If you’re among the growing number of people across the globe suffering from the overwhelming physical and mental effects of neurological diseases, rest assured that the University of Florida continues to serve as a pioneer in the field to explore and implement better treatments for you.

The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health performs leading-edge clinical care for those afflicted by disorders of movement, mood and memory. The Institute focuses on Parkinson’s, dystonia and other movement disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and dementias, concussion, traumatic brain injury, and neuromuscular disorders like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). UF Health is known its comprehensive and compassionate medical care and is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having among the nation’s best neurology neurosurgery programs.

The Fixel Institute features a unique interdisciplinary team approach to care. We believe that the patient is the “sun” and that all care and research should revolve around the patient. Patients receive Parkinson’s treatment from multiple interdisciplinary clinical and rehabilitation specialists (e.g., speech and swallow, physical and occupational therapy) in one convenient location. This world-class, patient-centric experience includes fast-track two day interdisciplinary work-up for deep brain stimulation, or DBS, meant for Parkinson’s disease as well as other movement disorders. The model of care and research at the Fixel Institute is a model that was recently featured in JAMA Neurology.