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A Better Approach to Parkinson's:

The Neuro Challenge Medical Advisory Committee

We're growing! To meet the expanding needs of families affected by Parkinson's Disease in southwest Florida, we are proud to announce the formation of the Neuro Challenge Medical Advisory Committee. We are grateful for these medical experts who support the Parkinson's community.

Jody G. Abrams, MD

Jody G. Abrams, MD

Neuro-Opthamology

  • Sarasota Retina Institute, Sarasota
  • Opthamology, Board Certified
  • Sub-specialty: Neuro-Opthamology & Oculoplastic Surgery

Deborah Burke, MD

Deborah Burke, MD

Neurologist

  • Roskamp Institute, Sarasota
  • Board Certified, Neurology
  • Fellowship trained Movement Disorders
    Dr. Burke also shares her time seeing patients in the USF Parkinson's Clinic

Ricardo Gonzalez, MD, DDS

Ricardo Gonzalez, MD, DDS

Neurologist

  • Intercoastal Medical Group, Sarasota
  • Movement Disorder Specialist
  • Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Robert A. Hauser, MD, MBA

Robert A. Hauser, MD, MBA

  • University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Director, USF Health Byrd Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center
  • Professor of Neurology, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

Douglas R. Sinclair, DO

Douglas R. Sinclair, DO

Neurologist

  • Partner at Bradenton Neurology, Bradenton
  • Manatee County’s Oldest & Largest Neurology Pratice
  • Neurology: Certified, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Kenneth Vives, MD

Kenneth Vives, MD

Neurosurgeon

  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota
  • Director, Advanced Neurosurgery
  • Nationally Recognized Neurosurgeon, Board Certified

Maria DeCarlo, FACHE, MBA, MS

Maria DeCarlo, FACHE, MBA, MS

  • Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
  • Vice President, Rehabilitation & Post-Acute Services
  • Healthcare Management, Board Certified

Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP

Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP

  • Private Practice, Voice Aerobics, LLC, Punta Gorda
  • Maximizes Function & Reduces Speech-Voice PD Symptons
  • National & International Lecturer
  • Listed on Top 49 Blogs on PD

Joe Allen, BS

Joe Allen, BS

Nursing

  • Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation, Southwest Florida

“My career is a perfect fusion of professional and purpose.”