Movement & Inherited Neurological Disorders Unit

The Movement and Inherited Neurological Disorders Unit (MIND) provides diagnosis and comprehensive care to people with neurological movement disorders such as Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) in Adults, Dystonia, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Secondary Parkinsonism, Tremor / Essential Tremor and Tourette's Syndrome. MIND has received designation as a Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. and the Huntington's Disease Society of America.

The scope of research in the Movement & Inherited Neurological Disorders Unit includes clinical research and experimental therapeutics. Goals are to initiate, coordinate and carry out clinical trials and epidemiological studies related to movement disorders, inherited and acquired neurological disorders. Key element is training program in Experimental Therapeutics for fellows.

Clinical Services

The Movement and Inherited Neurological Disorders Unit provides diagnosis and comprehensive care to people with neurological movement disorders such as:

  • Dystonia
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Secondary Parkinsonism
  • Tremor / Essential Tremor
  • Tourette's Syndrome

The staff serving the Center includes neurologists and neuropsychologists, nurse specialists, postgraduate neurologists, and a social worker. Staff members are committed to the care and treatment of patients (and families) affected by movement disorders. We are active in clinical research aimed at slowing the progression of various movement disorders and finding alternative therapies to improve the quality of life for our patients.

Diagnosis and treatment services are available and include Deep Brain Stimulation, neuropsychological testing services and consultations. We evaluate cognitive problems associated with neurological disorders such as:

  • Seizures
  • Brain tumors
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • HIV encephalopathy
  • Head injury
  • Neurodegenerative diseases

Clinical Research and Experimental Therapeutics

Goals are to initiate, coordinate and carry out clinical trials and epidemiological studies related to movement disorders, inherited and acquired neurological disorders. Key element is training program in Experimental Therapeutics for fellows.

  • Clinical trials and observational studies related to Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, neuroAIDS, stroke, cervical dystonia, painful peripheral neuropathy, demyelinating disorders and neuromuscular diseases.
  • Opportunity to develop skills in design, conduct and biostatistical components of clinical trials.

Movement Disorders Faculty

Richard L. Barbano, M.D., Ph.D.

Richard Barbano, M.D., Ph.D.
Unit Chief



Contact Us

Where We Are Located

Movement and Inherited Neurological Disorders Unit
919 Westfall Rd
Building C, Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointments

p: 585-341-7500
f: 585-341-7510

Administrative

p: 585-276-6558
f: 585-276-1870

Directions to the Movement and Inherited Neurological Disorders Clinic

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our neurologists, please call 585-341-7500. If you must cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance.

The Department of Neurology participates with Blue Choice, MVP Healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rochester health plans.

Co-payments are collected at time of service. We accept cash or check only for all applicable co-payments and personal balances due at the time of service.

Referrals

You may or may not require a referral in order to be seen by a specialist at the Movement and Inherited Neurological Disorders Unit. You will be advised at the time you schedule your appointment, or, you can check with your insurance carrier prior to making the appointment.