April 9, 2015

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Telemedicine services now available to Virginia’s Eastern Shore

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Dr. Leslie Cloud conducts a telemedicine visit with a patient located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia

The VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center and Riverside Neurology Specialists – Eastern Shore have partnered to provide telemedicine appointments for movement disorders patients.

Dr. Leslie Cloud is the movement disorders specialist at VCU who will is offering telemedicine consultations for Dr. Paschall’s patients.

Dr. Cloud is a specially trained neurologist who has completed advanced training in the diagnosis and care of movement disorders.

These telemedicine appointments will allow patients living on the Eastern Shore access to a specialist without traveling long distances to VCU in Richmond.

What is a telemedicine appointment?

Telemedicine uses secure technology to connect two locations with video and sound through the computer.

Patients will go to Dr. Paschall’s office, where a computer with special video equipment will securely connected to a similarly equipped computer at the VCU PMDC in Richmond.

Dr. Cloud will talk with the patient using a video chat program on the computer. The computer software and connections are secured using special technology to ensure that private health information is protected.

Dr. Cloud will provide advice for ongoing care and treatment for patients with movement disorders, and Dr. Paschall’s office will help facilitate any tests or prescriptions.

How do I set up a telemedicine appointment?

Dr. Paschall and his staff will arrange telemedicine appointments.  Please contact his office at 757-442-6600 with any questions.

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April 2, 2015

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Mindfulness group now available

Our research trial of mindfulness-based therapy in individuals with Parkinson’s disease was a great success, and we’ve decided to launch a new clinical program at our center to continue to offer mindfulness-based group therapy. Dr. Lageman and Therese Cash, M.S. will lead an 8-week program.  The program is open to patients of the VCU Parkinson’s […]

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April 2, 2015

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Parkinson’s Treatment Options

We offer state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment options for Parkinson’s Disease.  Our movement disorders specialists are able to provide individual treatment recommendations and referrals as appropriate. Our center offers access to the most recently approved treatment options, including an extended release formulation of carbidopa/levodopa and carbidopa/levodopa enteral suspension.  Both of these drugs were approved by […]

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April 2, 2015

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April 2015 Parkinson’s Events

We are excited to participate in upcoming Parkinson’s Awareness Month events! Wed. April 8 – 1pm Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula Parkinson’s Awareness Day Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury, Irvington, VA Contact:  Rita DePew at (804) 435-9553 PMDC Representatives will be available to share information and resources. Sat. April 11 – 10am – Boardwalk Stroll and Roll Virginia Beach […]

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April 2, 2015

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Name the app contest

But we don’t have a name for it! Help us name the app! Our interdisciplinary team, led by Dr. Leslie Cloud, has received funding to develop a motor symptom app for smart phones. We are collaborating with the Computer Science program in the VCU School of Engineering and have already begun work on the project. […]

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April 1, 2015

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Moving today towards a better tomorrow. The Virginia Commonwealth University Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center strives to be a premier model for improving the lives of individuals with movement disorders, their families and the community by its commitment to excellence in comprehensive interdisciplinary clinical care, translational research and education and outreach.

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April 1, 2015

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Huntington Disease Community Education Day — POSTPONED

Due to low a low number of registrations, we have decided to postpone the Huntington Disease Community Education Day scheduled for April 11, 2015. Those who have registered will receive a refund. Be sure to join our email list to stay up to date with our HD Program and event announcements. Sign up online.

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March 3, 2015

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Huntington Disease Community Education Day

Join us for the Central Virginia Huntington Disease Community Education Day on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Learn about current trends in Huntington Disease (HD) research and medications. Several break out sessions to choose from and a concurrent track for youth impacted by HD. When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM Location: […]

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March 1, 2015

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Essential Tremor Awareness Month

Join us this March in raising awareness for Essential Tremor, the most common movement disorder.  It is estimated to affect up to 4% of the population over the age of 60.  This tremor occurs with actions, like writing, eating, drinking, and typing; and can range from annoying to socially embarrassing to severely disabling. Dr. Claudia […]

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February 24, 2015

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Dystonia research study

The VCU PMDC is serving as a research site for an observational research project that aims to learn more about the causes of dystonia and how the symptoms may progress over time. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and diagnosed with a primary dystonia to be eligible to participate. This project is sponsored […]

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