The clinical programs located within the Centre are an example of the partnership of Vancouver Coastal Health clinical care and UBC clinical research/trials.
The Movement Disorders Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic located at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, UBC Hospital and has been designated as a Centre of Excellence by the Parkinson’s Foundation in the United States.
In addition to the treatment of patients, the Movement Disorders Clinic conducts a strong research program that spans preclinical, clinical and population studies. Under the direction of Dr. Martin McKeown, an internationally recognized expert on Parkinson’s disease, the Centre has the largest peer-reviewed research program in Canada on Parkinson’s disease.
The staff at the clinic includes movement disorder neurologists, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers. With this team in place, it is possible for patients and family members to see one or more members of the team when they come in for their clinic visit. The clinic serves as one of the largest and most comprehensive movement disorders clinics in British Columbia.
Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the Movement Disorders Clinic.
To be seen at the Movement Disorders Clinic, you will need a referral from either your family doctor or another specialist. If you have not been seen for the past year the Medical Services Plan (MSP) requires that your family doctor re-refer you.
You can call the clinic with any questions, but please note that you cannot receive an assessment without a doctor’s referral.
Please have your doctor fax referrals and complete consultation requests to 604-822-7866.
Learn what to expect at your appointment here.
More information about how to book an appointment and what to expect when visiting the clinic can be found on their website.
If you are a patient at the clinic and are looking to confirm an appointment or follow up with any tests, you may contact the clinic at 604-822-7682.
If you are a patient at the clinic, you are given the option to hear more about ongoing research and whether you would like to participate. Please ask your doctor during your visit if you would like information about getting involved in research.
The Movement Disorders website has a list of ongoing research projects along with contact information for each study.