Movement Disorders & Parkinson's Disease

UNM Health System provides comprehensive care and treatment of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, tics and ataxia. Here, you will be treated by a wide range of experts. Your personalized care team may include movement disorder specialists, sleep specialists, psychiatrists, physical therapists and speech therapists.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 505-272-4866.

Specialized Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

If you have Parkinson’s disease, we can assist in improving your physical abilities and quality of life with specialized, evidence-based care and treatment from our expert physicians.

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program at UNM Health System offers consultation with a movement disorder specialist. This is a neurologist who has expertise in the diagnosis and management of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, tics and ataxia.

We also provide access to a network of providers such as sleep specialists, psychiatrists, a movement disorders nurse, physical therapists and speech therapists.

Your treatment plan may medical management, surgery in collaboration with UNM Neurosurgery and Botulinum toxin injections for dystonia.

Deep Brain Stimulation

If nonsurgical treatments don’t relieve your symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor or dystonia, you may benefit from deep brain stimulation.

This advanced treatment places electrodes in your brain and connects them – via a wire under the skin – to a small device implanted in your chest. This device, called a neurostimulator, sends out painless electrical pulses to block nerve signals that cause your symptoms.

To see if you qualify for deep brain stimulation, you’ll meet with a movement disorder specialist for an evaluation. If you receive surgery, see your movement disorders team regularly for follow-up care. We’ll adjust your neurostimulator settings as needed so you get the most benefit from your device.

Huntington's Disease Clinic

Find multidisciplinary care at UNM Health’s Huntington’s Disease Clinic. You may meet with a neurologist, psychiatrist, social worker or rehabilitation professionals for specialized guidance that helps you manage symptoms of Huntington's Disease.

For more information, call 505-272-3160.