Capistrant Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

The Capistrant Center provides medical evaluations, treatment, support and resources for those with Parkinson's disease and movement disorders. A diagnosis of Parkinson's or a movement disorder can be frightening for you and your family but you are not alone. Our team focuses on giving you personalized, compassionate and respectful care.

The Capistrant Center, located within Bethesda Hospital, treats a wide variety of movement disorders, including:

  • Akathisia
  • Ataxia 
  • Athetosis
  • Atypical Parkinsonism (including multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, cortical-basal ganglionic degeneration, Lewy Body Dementia)
  • Blepharospasm
  • Chorea
  • Dystonia (including generalized primary dystonia, secondary dystonia, cervical dystonia, cranial dystonia, spasmodic dysphonia, dopa responsive dystonia, writer's cramp, musician's cramp)
  • Gait disorders
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Huntington's disease
  • Idiopathic Parkinson's disease
  • Myoclonus
  • Paroxysmal kinesigenic and non-kinesigenic dyskinesias and dystonias
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • Psychogenic movement disorders
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Stiff person syndrome
  • Startle
  • Tardive syndromes
  • Tics
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Tremor (including essential tremor, cerebellar outflow tremor, orthostatic tremor, rubral tremor and dystonic tremor)
  • Wilson's disease

The Capistrant Center has a neurologist on site to coordinate your care and treatments. We focus on your needs by sharing techniques for daily living and providing the latest treatment options and therapies, including:

  • Medication
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Baclofen therapy
  • Botox therapy
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy

Referrals are not required to make appointments at the Capistrant Center. As with any outpatient services, be sure to check with your insurance plan for coverage information.

Care Team

Laura Y. Li, MD  
Jane T. Siegal, PSY  
Danielle J. Koenig, FNP