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Diagnosis and Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders – in Spanish

When it comes to sharing important information about your medical diagnosis, we do not want anything to be lost in translation. That is why the Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers a culturally sensitive clinic for patients and families who prefer to discuss their medical care in Spanish.

If you have received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or another movement disorder, you and your family deserve to learn about treatment options in the language with which you are most comfortable. Our Spanish-speaking Movement Disorders team aims to improve your quality of life by providing the most advanced care and treatment possible, in a language you prefer.

Many of our patients prefer to communicate about their health care in Spanish, and many also want discussions of their medical care to include family members who prefer speaking Spanish. Our goal is for you to understand your diagnosis and the treatment options available to you.


Meet Paulina Gonzalez-Latapi, MD

paulina-gonzalez-latapi Paulina Gonzalez-Latapi, MD, leads our Spanish-speaking Movement Disorders team. Dr. Gonzalez-Latapi is a native Spanish speaker specializing in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. Dr. Gonzalez-Latapi will work with you and your family to develop the best treatment plan possible for you. During your appointment, Dr. Gonzalez-Latapi will review all information with you in Spanish and offer recommendations for treatment.


Appointments and Second Opinions in Spanish

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 312.694.7700. We also offer second opinions for a movement disorders diagnosis.

If you are traveling far to visit our hospital, our team will work with you to make your stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Please let us know what your needs are, and we will do our best to help you.


Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence

parkinsons-center-of-excellenceThe Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a designated Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson's Foundation leads the development of new treatments and care models through its Centers of Excellence network. Each Center of Excellence is staffed by some of the world’s foremost specialists in every aspect of the complex, multidisciplinary care that delivers the best results for people with Parkinson’s.


Access to Clinical Trials and Groundbreaking Therapies

Northwestern Medicine is a regional leader in multidisciplinary care for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. Located at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the nation for Neurology and Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report, our movement disorders team provides patients with access to leading experts in movement disorders research and treatment.

If you’re interested in participating in a clinical trial, Dr. Gonzalez-Latapi will make sure you understand the studies available to you. To learn about current clinical trials or join a study, visit the clinical trials page for our Division of Movement Disorders at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Top 10 in Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 10)