Rhode Island Hospital’s Movement Disorders Program provides a full spectrum of treatment options for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor, restless legs syndrome and Huntington’s disease. Our program offers coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team of specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, psychiatry, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

We offer the latest in cutting-edge technology, and expertise in diagnosis and treatment, including Botox therapy, levodopa intestinal gel infusion and the only deep brain stimulation treatment program in Rhode Island.

Our work is done in collaboration with the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Led by Umer Akbar, MD, the movement disorder team is committed to improving the lives of patients and their families. We take a holistic approach to disease management, employing the expertise of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care.

About Movement Disorders

Movement disorders can result from an excess or lack of movement. These disorders affect more than 40 million people in the United States. The most common movement disorders are tremor, restless legs syndrome and Parkinson’s disease.

What We Treat

We treat the full spectrum of movement disorders including:

  • Parkinson's disease and related disorders (multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration and Lewy body disease)
  • Dystonia (blepharospasm, writer’s cramp, and cervical and generalized dystonia)
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Chorea and Huntington's disease
  • Gait disorders and ataxia
  • Tremor disorders
  • Myoclonus
  • Tics and Tourette syndrome
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Medication-induced movements
  • Tardive dyskinesia

To make an appointment, please call 401-444-6528.

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Movement Disorders Program
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building)
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
5th Floor
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903