The Chase Family Movement Disorders Center combines the diagnostic and therapeutic skills of prominent specialists with ongoing clinical research. 

We offer a personal and compassionate approach to a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of every individual with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, from diagnosis to hospice.

American Parkinson Disease Association names Chase Family Movement Disorders Center as the first Information and Referral Center in CT!

The Chase Family Movement Disorders Center was recently appointed as an Information & Referral Center by the American Parkinson Disease Association. This Center serves as a resource for those with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones as well as healthcare providers. The Center has a dedicated Information and Referral Center Coordinator, Susan Lather, who connects and provides resources from the state and national organization directly to the patient and family. She is under the medical direction of Dr. Joy DeMarcaida, Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist associated with Chase Family Movement Disorders Center of Hartford HealthCare.

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Service Locations

The Chase Family Movement Disorders Center has convenient locations in Plainfield, Vernon, Cheshire and Meriden.

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Help our patients continue to do the things that they need to do and like to do.We're passionate about enhancing our patients’ lives, so we are developing a patient-driven program to meet the needs expressed by patients themselves. Can you help?

Conditions & Treatments

A slight change in posture, difficulty walking, involuntary movements or abnormal speech could be a sign of a movement disorder. An extensive physical and neurological examination by the Center’s specialists will help find the cause, and possible treatments, for your condition.

Departments & Services

Our specialists in neurology and movement disorders are supplemented by specialists who support our whole-body, integrated approach to care.


Our role in finding new ways to treat neurodegenerative disorders.

Our Team

A board-certified doctor gives you the expertise needed for an accurate diagnosis and the best possible treatment.

Patient Resources

What you'll need to bring to your first appointment.

Patient Stories

First-person patient experiences at the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center.

In The News

Local media coverage of the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center.

Classes & Events

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