The Movement Disorders Program at Butler Hospital specializes in caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, gait disorders, tremors, drug-induced movement disorders, ataxias, dystonias, and other movement disorders.
We provide diagnosis and comprehensive medical management of movement disorders. We offer innovative treatments such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) and botulinum toxin.
The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program at Butler Hospital specializes in caring for patients with:
The Movement Disorders Program expands upon Butler Hospital’s leading role as a major brain science research and teaching hospital focused on advancing understanding and developing innovative treatments of brain-based illnesses. We offer specialized psychiatric care, including inpatient, partial hospital and outpatient services.
Our goal in establishing a Movements Disorders Program at Butler Hospital is to foster greater collaboration among neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists in treating the fatigue, depression, and apathy often associated with movement disorders. By leading important research and providing top quality, innovative patient care, the Movement Disorders Program seeks to build better understanding and improve treatments.
A neurologist and recognized expert in Parkinson's disease, Dr. Joseph Friedman is the chief of the Butler Hospital's new Movement Disorders Program.
Victoria Chang, MD, completed her residency in neurology at Brown and a two-year fellowship in movement disorders at Columbia University Medical Center Neurological Institute.
Umer Akbar, MD, received his medical degree from the Medical University of the Americas. He completed his residency in neurology at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey and a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Florida.