Occasionally individuals with movement disorders require inpatient hospital care. This care is provided primarily at Boston Medical Center. Reasons for admission may include treatment of acute changes in Parkinson symptoms, medical management of Parkinson's symptoms, surgical intervention or the presence of co-existing conditions. Patients are admitted directly to the neurology service or to a different medical or surgical service depending on the admission diagnosis.
In addition to care provided by his or her personal physician, the patient may also be evaluated in the hospital by the movement disorder fellow and movement disorder attending physician handling consults. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) patients are also evaluated by a movement disorder neurologist during their admission. More information about DBS
Many inpatients are discharged with a recommendation for outpatient rehabilitation services at facilities affiliated with BMC (Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital and Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences). Your neurologist will continue to follow your progress during any rehabilitation therapy.
Please visit our official website for the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center for more information at http://www.bu.edu/parkinsonsdisease.