Generally, the majority of doctors who recognize and diagnose Lewy Body Dementia are neurologists–and specifically neurologists who specialize in dementia and movement disorders. There are geriatricians and geriatric psychiatristswho can identify the disease as well. We also list below Dermatologists, Internists, Ophthalmologists and Osteopathic Medicine. PLEASE NOTE: Geriatric Psychiatrists are listed separately under Resources/Professionals.
- You may need a referral from a primary physician for some specialists.
- In order to see a Geriatrician (vs. a neurologist), you generally need to be age 75 or over.
- Some physicians may not have availability for a few months. We recommend you put your name on their wait list in case of a cancellation. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF SPEAKING WITH PHYSICIANS TO HELP ALLEVIATE LONG WAITS AND THE FRUSTRATION THAT GOES ALONG WITH THAT.
PALM BEACH COUNTY
James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, Professor of Neurology, Chief of Cognitive Disorder Services Palm Beach, and Director of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute. AN EXPERT IN LEWY BODY DEMENTIA – For Patient Appointments call: Linda Beasley, assistant to Keri K. Greenfield, AGPCNP, Nurse Practitioner, who works directly with Dr. Galvin: 305-243-1664.
Neurology at Marcus Neuroscience Institute – 561 955 4600 – The Marcus Neuroscience Institute provides specialized treatment and care for a complete spectrum of neurological conditions. On this website is a list of their clinical programs, highlighting the conditions treated within: https://www.brrh.com/Services/Marcus-Neuroscience-Institute/Clinical-Services.aspx
Leor Skoczylas, MD, 16244 S Military Trail, Delray, 561 637 6336
Arthur C Bautista MD, 2261 NE 36th Ct, Lighthouse Point, (954) 786-9552
Jack a Kravitz MD, 2825 N State Rd 7, Margate, (954) 977-4101
Dr. Eli Cohen 561 495 1337
Consierge practice – Dr. Aaron Klein 561 997 8484
Retina Center of South Florida- Dr. Raden 561 499 8830
Palm Beach Eye Center- Dr Judah Beck 561 865 7290
Frank Melo, MD, neurologist – Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida (NPRC) and private practice at Neurology Relief (www.neurologyrelief.com) 3033 Winkler Ave. Suite 200, Fort Myers, FL 33916, PHONE: (239) 277-0200
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
This Research Center of Excellence is part of the UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. The Center currently employs 10 movement disorders specialists, 2 behavioral neurologists, and 3 advanced practice providers, all of whom care for persons with Lewy body disorders and their families. Dr. Melissa Armstrong runs an LBD-specific clinic weekly. In addition to physician appointments, patients receive on-site specialty-trained physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy (including barium swallow evaluations), usually on the same day as their physician visits. The Center has an on-site clinical case manager for social work needs. Neuropsychological testing is available at the Center and nearby at the UF Health Shands Hospital location. Psychiatric care is provided one day a week on site and also through an off-site UF psychiatry partner.
Phone number: 352-294-5400 – Melissa Arstrong MD, MSc – Website: Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health
This Research Center of Excellence is a component of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) located within the Department of Neurology. On the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida there are currently 25 neurologists, 4 Fellows and 14 residents in the Department of Neurology. Department dedicated space includes both shared and private offices for physicians, examination rooms for patient care, two procedure rooms , dedicated work and collaborative space for residents and fellows and space for clinical research activities such as consenting, neuropsychological assessments and patient education/counseling. Counselling for patients and their families is provided and those affected by LBD are provided crucial information on this disease. Once a month, they provide a caregiver education and support group program.
Phone number: 904-953-7103 – Dr. Neill Graff-Radford MBBCh, FRCP (UK) – Website: Memory Disorder Clinic
Memory Disorder Clinic at Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1515 S Osprey Ave Suite A-1, Sarasota, FL 34239 – 941-917-7197
Information on this website and on our Helpline is provided as a resource for LBD caregivers, but it is not intended as an endorsement of any one product or provider, medication or medical procedure, and is not meant as a substitute for any medical or other professional advice.
Please note: Information provided on this site might change so please call the specific contact for cu