Parkinson’s Care Team

The professional staff at the Booth Gardner Parkinson's Care Center consists of highly trained neurologists, neuropsychologists, nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists with experience in neurodegenerative disorders. Click on the "Curriculum Vitae" link for detailed information about their education, training and published studies.


Pinky Agarwal, MD, FAAN

Dr. Pinky Agarwal is a fellowship-trained neurologist whose clinical interests include Parkinson's disease, dystonia, essential tremor, restless legs syndrome, deep brain stimulation for dystonia, tremor, cerebellar ataxia, Huntington's disease, Botox injections for spasticity and dystonia, tic/Tourette's syndrome, and myoclonus. Read Dr. Agarwal's full profile   Read Dr. Agarwal's CV

Board Certified:  Neurology

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Daniel Burdick, MD

Dr. Daniel Burdick is a fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist whose clinical interests include Parkinson's disease; counseling for and management of deep brain stimulation (DBS), dystonia, or tremor; Botox injections for dystonia, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, and spasticity; essential tremor; ataxia; Huntington's disease and other forms of chorea; tic disorders, including Tourette’s syndrome; and myoclonus.  Read Dr. Burdick's full profile  Read Dr. Burdick's CV

Board Certified:  Neurology

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Alida Griffith, MD

Dr. Alida Griffith is a fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist, whose clinical expertise includes Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders, patient selection for deep brain stimulation surgery and post-surgical management of deep brain stimulators, as well as the administration of Botox injections for dystonia, blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm.   Read Dr. Griffith's full profile   Read Dr. Griffith's CV

Board Certified:  Neurology

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Kay Ballen, OTR/L

Kay Ballen is an occupational therapist with more than 20 years experience working with neurologic diseases that affect the use of upper extremities, vision, cognition which include everyday activities such as eating, dressing, home chores, working, and driving.

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Penny Bridges, MA

Penny Bridges has 15 years of medical assistant experience specializing in neurology (movement disorders), urology and cardiology. 

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Jenny Clemens, SLP

Jenny Clemens is a speech language pathologist who is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association in addition to Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT). Jenny works with individuals and their impairments in cognition, swallowing, speech, language and voice. She specializes in concussion management, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury and adult swallowing disorders. 

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Evelyn Donascimento, PTA/L

Evelyn Donascimento is a physical therapy assistant with twelve years experience working with persons diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular accidents, traumatic brain injury, dementia and other neurological disorders.

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Melissa Gilbert, PT

Melissa Gilbert is a licensed physical therapist with a strong interest in neurological rehabilitation, specifically seeing patients with Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as other neurological disorders such as stroke and traumatic brain injury. 

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Emily Hansen, SLP

Emily Hansen is a speech-language pathologist specializing in treatment of neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. She enjoys working with the range of areas that speech therapy encompasses, including changes in speech, voice, language, cognition, memory and swallowing. She is certified with the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT).   

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Jessica Kittson, PT

Jessica Kittson is a licensed physical therapist with specialized training in neurologic physical therapy. Jessica works with clients to achieve or maintain their best quality of life by promoting independence in mobility. She does this by taking the time to understand what is most important to the patient and their loved ones and translating that into achievable therapeutic goals. 

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Alicia Nowak, PT

Alicia Nowak is a licensed physical therapist trained in neurological and geriatric rehabilitation. She has an interest in working with patients who have gait and balance impairments,and is also an advocate for fall prevention and is involved in many community outreach projects to address this issue.  

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Marjie Kay Thomas, CMA

Marjie Kay Thomas is a medical assistant specializing in movement disorders, geriatrics and primary care.

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