Parkinson's disease is a complex disorder, where no two patients are alike. Dr. Rodriguez's and Dr. Benes's experience with over 5,000 patients with PD provides an opportunity to develop the required expertise to face the challenges of this condition.
Parkinson Plus syndromes are disorders that look like PD, but do not respond to typical treatment. Typically, this conditions originate form a different pathological substrate, with challenges that are unique to each condition. An interdisciplinary approach is the best option to improve the quality of life of patients and caregivers facing these conditions.
Dr. Rodriguez's and Dr. Benes's training in Movement Disorders provided the expertise to not only program typical cases, but also troubleshoot those that are not properly responding after the surgery. Also, we can provide an assessment about surgery candidacy and initiate the referrals to qualified teams.
As former director of the most comprehensive dystonia clinic in the southeast, Dr. Rodriguez can provide assessment throughout the spectrum of the disease, including treatment with botulinum toxin and surgery.
Dr. Rodriguez experience as a Board Member of the Huntington's study group, and a clinical researcher in HD, provides him with the experience necessary to manage the condition from diagnosis to treatment and research options.
We have established direct collaborations with other expert healthcare professionals in Central Florida to provide the necessary care to our population. We have researched the local Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists, among other providers, with expertise in Movement Disorders.
Essential tremors is the most common tremor syndrome in the world. Oral medications help improve the severity of the condition. When oral treatment is not sufficient, we assess whether patients might be good candidates for deep brain stimulation.,
Restless Legs Syndrome can impair the patients ability to have a restful sleep and can impact the quality of life. Some patients might suffer from augmentation, complicating the response to medications.
Resulting from intake of psychotropic medications, Tardive Dyskinesia can be a disabling condition with a significant impact to the quality of life of patients. New medications can help minimize the impact of this condition in daily life.
Tic disorders can be quite distracting. Proper treatment can improve the condition and functional status of our patients.
Our Board Certified Neurologists are also experienced in the management of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spasticity, stroke and headaches among other conditions.
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