Department of Neurology


SurgeryRodger J. Elble, MD, PhD, Director
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, IL

A diagnostic and treatment center for patients and families with Parkinson's disease, Tourette syndrome, blepharospasm, dystonia, Huntington disease, tremor, ataxia and other movement disorders


The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic of Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine provides comprehensive medical, physical and emotional support for individuals with Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, Tourette syndrome, dystonia, blepharospasm, essential tremor, ataxia and other movement disorders.

This innovative clinic offers complete care for the movement disorder patient. The initial screening by neurologists provides complete diagnostic information and treatment plans. Based on this evaluation, the patient may be referred to other specialists to meet each individual's short-term and long-term needs.

While attending the clinic, a continuing relationship with the patient's primary physician is maintained. Patients are provided educational materials and information regarding outside community resources.

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Movement disorders affect the patient and their families in many ways. In order to respond most effectively, the following services are available:

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The clinic supports basic and clinical research in the treatment and understanding of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and other movement disorders. See Dr. Elble's research page for more information: click here.

New Drug Evaluations

The clinic participates in experimental drug evaluation in Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and related disorders.


For information and appointment scheduling, please call (217) 545-8000 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.


The clinic is located in the SIU Department of Neurology clinic on the 3rd floor (Room 3100) of the SIU Clinics Building, 751 N. Rutledge Street, Springfield, IL and on the Main floor (Suite 2W94) of the Carol Jo Vecchie Women & Children's Center, 415 N. 9th Street, Springfield, IL.