Movement Disorders

Life-Changing Care for Movement Disorders

The NeuroMedical Center’s Movement Disorder Program has captured the world’s attention for providing expert diagnosis, treatment, and life-changing results for patients suffering with Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor (ET), dystonia, and more.  Our patient success stories have been viewed millions of times across the globe!


There are many types of movement disorders, but what they all have in common is that they are complex disorders of the brain that cause difficulties in controlling one’s movements.  The NeuroMedical Center takes a comprehensive approach to the full range of movement disorders including:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Essential Tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tremors


How a movement disorder is treated will vary depending on the severity and underlying disease causing the symptoms. Treatments may include a combination of oral medications, intrathecal baclofen, intramuscular botox injections, or other conservative therapies.  Surgical intervention for certain movement disorders is recommended on a case by case basis.

If your neurologist recommends surgery to treat your movement disorder, The NeuroMedical Center offers Baton Rouge’s first and only Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Program for Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.  Our nationally-recognized program was founded in 2007 by neurologist & movement disorder specialist, Dr. Gerald J. Calegan and neurosurgeon, Dr. Paul J. Waguespack.  DBS has since helped hundreds of our patients control their movement disorder symptoms and greatly improve quality of life.

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In addition to providing an outstanding level of comprehensive patient care, our team of movement disorder specialists are committed to further advancing research and treatment of movement disorders to improve the lives of our patients and their families.  Our in-house Clinical Research department located on the 4th floor of The NeuroMedical Center is currently researching new treatments for movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, and offers our patients access to potentially groundbreaking therapies currently only available in clinical trials.

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Our outstanding movement disorder team consists of  neurologists and neurosurgeons who offer extensive experience in caring for and researching movement disorders.  They work closely with a team of providers from other neurological specialties including neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, and pain management physicians to comprehensively treat your specific condition.

GERALD J. CALEGAN, M.D., Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist at The NeuroMedical Center

Gerald J. Calegan, M.D.
Movement Disorder Neurologist

B. Glenn Kidder, M.D, Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist at The NeuroMedical Center

B. Glenn Kidder, M.D.
Movement Disorder Neurologist

Paul J. Waguespack, M.D., Adult Neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center

Paul J. Waguespack, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon


Rebecca E. Whiddon, M.D.
Movement Disorder Neurologist


The NeuroMedical Center remains at the forefront of movement disorder care in Louisiana. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a movement disorder, seek expert care from the region’s most trusted program for movement disorders.  Our specialists will provide the education, treatment, and support needed to help you minimize and manage your movement disorder

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