Patient Care

When you visit the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at the Fixel Institute, your care is our top priority. You are at the center of everything we do.

From the neurologist to the nutritionist and the physical therapist to the social worker, our team will work hand in hand to ensure you receive the best care, resources and research opportunities for living with Parkinson’s.

As a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, the Fixel Institute must meet standards related to patient care, research, training and community education and outreach set by the Parkinson’s Foundation.

All care, research and patient resources take place at the Norman Fixel Institute in Gainesville, Florida.

Patient in rehab center

Support Groups & Programs

C.A.R.E.S. Program

C.A.R.E.S (Caregivers Acquiring Resources and Emotional Support) is free, 1-on-1 counseling to caregivers of patients in the Fixel Institute who are currently experiencing emotional and mental strain while caring for a loved one.

To schedule this FREE service, call our office at 352.733.2411 or email Alana McKay, LCSW.

CARES program

Educational Events

Educational Videos on YouTube

Visit the Fixel Institute's YouTube page to watch a variety of educational videos related to Parkinson's and other neurological disorders.

Fixel Institute YouTube Channel

Patient Resources

Tips & Treatment Blog

Care Partner Month 2023

This year, and every year, the Fixel Institute joins the Parkinson’s Foundation in recognizing our care partners for the National Family Caregivers…


Fixel Movement Messenger Newsletter

Don't miss any new content of the Tips & Treatment Blog! Subscribe to our monthly newsletter filled with the latest information on Parkinson's Disease, ranging from treatment tips, exercise resources, caregiver tools and resources.

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Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline

Call the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline 1.800.4PD.INFO (1-800-473-4636) for answers to all your questions. Staffed by nurses, social workers and therapists, the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline is here to support you in any possible way, including:

  • Current disease information
  • Medical issues including symptoms and treatments
  • Health and social care
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to health professionals and community resources for local support

Additional PD Resources

Parkinson's Foundation PD Library

Check in with the Parkinson’s Foundation library of resources ranging from medication, to exercise, to caregiver resources and more.

Parkinson's Foundation PD Library

News & ResearcH

Participate in Research

Clinical trials are essential to finding new treatments for neurological disorders. You will have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking clinical trials at the Fixel Institute.

Researcher in the lab