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Center for Movement Disorders building with team in front

Clinic Building with clinical team in front

The Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases and the Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders at UF Health are host to a TAA Center of Excellence.   The Center is founded on the philosophy that integrated, interdisciplinary care is the most effective approach for patients with movement disorders and disorders involving a group of circuits in the brain called the basal ganglia. The Center delivers motor, cognitive and behavioral diagnoses as well as various treatments all in one centralized location. Care is coordinated and provided by leading specialists from many advanced medical and surgical services. The Fixel center lives on a single floor (4th floor of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute on 34th street across the street from the UF Hilton) and has over 10,000 square feet of dedicated interdisciplinary space. All specialists live together in an avant-garde side by side arrangement. The space and architecture plan are unique, and everything about the center is patient-centric all the way down to the art on the walls–all contributed by actual UF patients.

 Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) is provided on site by TSA-BTI trained Occupational Therapists.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Response Prevention for OCD and Anxiety are completed by the UF Health psychology and psychiatry services at COARD.  Medication management is also provided at each center to ensure maximum impact.

Faculty

Neurology

Okun

Michael S. Okun, MD

Chair, Department of Neurology

Fixel Center for Neurological Disease

TAA Medical Advisory Board Member

 

Dr. Irene Malaty

Irene A. Malaty, MD

Associate Professor-Neurology

Director of TAA Center of Excellence

Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases

TAA Medical Advisory Board Member

 

Wissam Deeb, MD

Wissam Deeb, MD

Assistant Professor-Neurology

Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases

 

Psychiatry

Carol Mathews, MD

Carol Mathews, MD

Brooke Professor-Psychiatry

Director, Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders

Co-chair TAA Scientific Advisory Board Member

 
Herbert E. Ward, MD

Herbert E. Ward, Jr. MD

Professor-Psychiatry

Medical Director Department of Psychiatry

 

Ancillary Services (CBIT)

Heather Simpson, MOT, OTR/L

Heather Simpson, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Clinic Coordination-UF TAA Center of Excellence

Occupational Therapy

 

Laura Frahm

Laura Frahm, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy

 

Appointments

Neurology

Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases

Psychiatry & Psychology

Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders (C-COARD)