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.

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Accepting New Patients in Stamford and Torrington

We now offer movement disorders services in Stamford and Torrington.

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Spanish Clinic - Now Open!

We now serve our Spanish speaking population at our new location in Hartford at 79 Retreat Avenue.

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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 Vernon, Cheshire, Mystic and Hartford.

Give to the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center

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.

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Chase Family Movement Disorders - In The News

Movement Disorders Center locations now open in Stamford and Torrington

As the expansion of the Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center continues, the team welcomes two  movement disorders doctors who [...]

Researchers: Inhibiting Gene in Test Mice Can Eliminate Parkinson’s Tremors

When University of California-San Diego (UCSD) scientists transformed brain cells into functioning neurons that restored dopamine, eliminating Parkinson’s disease motor symptoms in test mice, humans watched with anticipation. The research, “Reversing a model of Parkinson’s disease with in situ converted nigral neurons,” was published this summer in the journal Nature. [...]

How to Make it Through The Toughest Days of COVID-19

By Amanda Brill Licensed Clinical Social Worker Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center It’s entirely reasonable during a pandemic to feel more stressed, anxious, lonely and depressed than usual. Yet, despite the circumstances, some people seemed to be doing OK. Researchers wanted to know what they were or were [...]

Parkinson’s Support Group Moves Into Your Living Room, Virtually

As the COVID-19 pandemic caused most people to self-isolate in their homes, it became important to healthcare providers to reach their patients in new and creative ways. Dr. Su Kanchana, a board-certified movement disorders neurologist who joined the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center in Vernon in late winter, had just [...]

Chase Family Movement Disorders Center to Open 2 More Sites

Two new offices of Chase Family Movement Disorders Center will open shortly, helping Hartford HealthCare bring services closer to your home. Planned for an August opening, the new Fairfield County office will be temporarily located at 623 Newfield Ave., Stamford. There, Dr. Leon Meytin, a movement disorders neurologist, will see patients. [...]

Virtual Health: Now You Can Get Medical Care From Your Home

As Connecticut enters the surge stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with state officials urging residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” Hartford HealthCare will now offer access to most of its primary care, specialty and behavioral health providers through virtual health technology. More than 1,300 medical providers — including 550-plus primary [...]