“The philosophy of ‘Patients First’ at Cleveland Clinic permeates every professional interaction for all personnel, from answering phone calls to seeing patients to performing research. It is this overarching theme that instills a common sense of purpose and guides every interaction in a fundamental way, which in turn translates into an unparalleled environment in which to treat patients, do research and educate.”
— Ryan Walsh, MD, PhD, Director, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
Patients and families are welcomed by our volunteer staff and accompanied to the patient check-in area.
2. Introduction to Medical Team
Patients and families are greeted and escorted to one of our patient suites.
3. Nurse & Electronic Medical Record
A nurse greets the patient and provides an electronic questionnaire, which will be uploaded into the patient's electronic medical record. Through MyChart, a secure Web portal, patients may access their health records 24/7 via the internet.
A board-certified neurologist evaluates the patient, providing a thorough examination, a diagnosis and treatment plan.
5. Psychiatry/ Psychology
Cognitive assessments and psychological consultations are conducted by our clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists.
State-of-the-art imaging, like the 3 Tesla fMRI and our PET scanner, provide additional diagnostic certainty.
7. Occupational and Physical Therapy
Physical therapy, performed under the guidance of a licensed PT, strengthens and rehabilitates the body.
8. Clinical Trials
Clinical trials allow patients the opportunity to participate in the development of new treatments.
9. Individual & Family Services
Individual and Family Services provide education and support for patients and families.