Virtual Care for Treating Movement Disorders

Neurology patients with movement disorders are discovering the life-changing benefits of virtual care. Virtual medical consults via phone or computer can help save time, eliminate travel, improve prescription management, promote care, and move patients toward a better quality of life.

Movement Disorder Specialist Treats Patients via Telemedicine

Florida Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist, Dr. Deborah Boland, emphasizes that virtual care and telemedicine can streamline access to in-home treatments for movement-related conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Restless Leg Syndrome, and others.

As founder of Be Mobile Neurology, Dr. Boland provides telemedicine as well as mobile medical care and at-home neurological visits around the state of Florida.  She is one of only a handful of Movement Disorder Specialists practicing in the Tampa Bay region.  With a medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine and a master’s degree in Physical Therapy, Dr. Boland has honed specialty skills in helping neurology patients with common and rare movement disorders achieve the best possible outcomes.

Recognize Restless Leg Awareness Day on September 23rd  

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological and sleep-related movement disorder associated with uncomfortable sensations and urges to move your legs during sleep or when sitting in a restful position.  While this is a common condition, a neurological exam is needed to determine a proper treatment plan, such as FDA-approved prescription drugs.  Oftentimes, telemedicine support coupled with medication management provided by a licensed neurologist can significantly help RLS patients reduce symptoms.  Learn more about Restless Leg Syndrome (PDF).

Set September as Dystonia Awareness Month

Uniquely, Dr. Boland also specializes in treating Dystonia, a chronic movement disorder causing involuntary muscle contractions. Dystonia affects approximately 250,000 Americans. Symptoms can include uncontrolled contractions, twisting, or excessive spasms in the face, neck, hands, feet, or limbs.  Many patients experience a misdiagnosis prior to learning they have dystonia, thus, delaying important treatments.  Learn more about Dystonia (PDF).

Importantly, for any symptoms related to the brain or nervous system, Dr. Boland reiterates the necessity for a neurological exam.  During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it can be safe and simple to see a neurologist for a teleneuro exam by leveraging the convenience of phone or video consults.

Contact Be Mobile Neurology
at (813) 981-4403 to schedule a telemedicine appointment to discuss individualized solutions for movement disorders and neurological conditions.