College of Medicine / Comprehensive Center for Brain Health / Diagnostic and Treatment Clinic


       

Comprehensive Center for Brain Health
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-0164
healthybrain@health.fau.edu

The Diagnostic and Treatment Clinic

Neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other related disorders, are difficult for those struggling with the condition, their caregivers, and families. 

At the Diagnostic and Treatment Clinic, part of The Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, special focus is placed on the early diagnosis and implementation of personalized treatment plans for both the patients and their support systems. Patients are asked to bring with them another person such as a spouse, adult child or friend, who can help answer questions about memory changes.CCBH Patient Exam

The first step is an in-depth clinical evaluation of the patient, including:

  • A detailed review of the patient’s past medical history, including past and present laboratory and imaging studies
  • Neurological and neuropsychological evaluation assessing memory, language, attention, visuospatial function, and problem-solving skills
  • Comprehensive physical performance assessment of gait, balance, body composition, physical functionality, strength, and frailty
  • Appropriate diagnostic testing, which may include MRI, PET scanning, EEG, lumbar puncture, and blood markers for brain disease

After Dr. Galvin reviews all the available data, the next step is the development of a personalized treatment plan, which may include medications and non-pharmacological approaches to slow memory loss, and treatment of mood, sleep, behavior and motor symptoms. Every treatment plan includes dietary modifications, counseling, fitness training, mindfulness activities, and cognitive training.

One week after the initial appointment, a follow-up appointment is scheduled with our licensed clinical social worker to review the initial office visit, discuss community referrals and resources, and complete advanced care planning. Also discussed will be options for a program of psychotherapy for patients, caregivers, couples, family, and groups.

Patient Exam CCBHFour weeks after the initial appointment, a follow-up visit is scheduled with the nurse practitioner to review treatment plans, lab results, check adherence to medical recommendations, and plan longitudinal care.

For patients with medical need, we offer physical therapy and fall prevention programs with a doctor of physical therapy.

Also available is a four-month Integrative Nutrition and Health Coaching Program, that combines nutrition coaching, meditation, mindfulness and stress reduction techniques to achieve greater health and happiness. Payment for the program is by cash or credit card.

The clinical staff was chosen for their empathy, knowledge, and compassionate care of their patients. The transdisciplinary team includes a neurologist, adult/geriatric nurse practitioner, clinical social worker, physical therapist, and gerontologist. Clinicians are involved in active research projects developing, testing, and studying new diagnostics and treatments.

The Diagnostic and Treatment Clinic is located at The Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, 777 Glades Road, ME-104, First Floor. We accept Medicare or Cash Payments for initial consultations. Office visits are by appointment only. To schedule, please call 561-297-0164. You may also reach us by email at healthybrain@health.fau.edu.



Last Modified 4/2/18