APDA Information and Referral Center
The Information & Referral Center, located at the Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, was established by the American Parkinson Disease Association in 1980 to serve as a resource for those with Parkinson's disease and their loved ones as well as healthcare professionals. Patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the greater community can receive support regardless of their affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical Center or any other medical facility.
The Medical Director of the APDA Information & Referral Center is Dr. Stephen Reich. The coordinator is Michelle Cines, RN, MA.
Services provided by the Informational and Referral Center:
- Info and resources about PD to patients, families, healthcare professionals, students and the community
- Referrals to neurologists, movement disorder specialists, rehabilitation specialists (physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists), respite programs, community agencies, research centers and more
- Distribution of literature from the APDA and materials from the Parkinson's Center lending library
- Educational programs
- Help in establishing and maintaining support groups
- Consultation and assistance to the all-volunteer APDA Maryland Chapter, which focuses on fundraising and public awareness
For questions regarding education, support groups, conferences, community activities, etc., please call the APDA Information & Referral Center at (410) 328-0916 or email Michelle Cines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service, please call 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).