MDC provides treatment of movement disorders including surgical treatment through a general movement disorders clinic that has been in operation for more than 15 years. Injection of botulinum toxin is also a vital service as it is the best treatment option for some conditions. In addition to providing the service within the London region, two outreach clinics are also conducted on a quarterly basis in Windsor and formerly in Thunder Bay. Dr. Jog and the clinic coordinators travel to these locations to reduce the discomfort and expense patients would otherwise incur if forced to travel to London to seek care. Numerous subspecialty clinics are conducted at the MDC, including:
Parkinson disease clinic: This clinic occurs on a weekly basis and follows approximately 3,000 patients with Parkinson’s and related diseases.
Botox Injection clinic: The injection clinic operates on a monthly basis in London and quarterly in Windsor and Thunderbay.
Neuropsychiatry-movement Disorders Clinic: This clinic has been in operation close to 15 years and serves patients with movement disorders that also have a psychiatric illness and vice-versa. The patients are seen simultaneously in clinic by both specialties. The clinic operates every three months at University hospital.
Neurogenetics Clinic: Over the past two years we have also operated a neurogenetics clinic three times a year. Similar to the psychiatry clinic, this clinic highlights the need for specialists from two streams. Here, patients that may have an inherited disorder are evaluated and their genetics testing is expedited. Effective counseling can also be provided as necessary for the patients diagnosed with particular genetic disorders.
A telephone call back service is provided by the clinic nurse to patients. This service allows patients to ask questions related to their treatment and have their queries resolved by telephone. The telephone service receives approximately 1800 phone calls annually.