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Movement disorders neurologist joins Health Quest

Posted: 1/10/2019

The new year marked the addition of board-certified neurologist Dr. Michael Rezak to Health Quest Medical Practice to launch the system’s Movement Disorders Program.

The program is designed to provide cutting-edge medical and surgical options for patients with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette syndrome, essential tremors and more.

“Movement disorders neurologists have the special experience and training to treat these conditions,” said Rezak, who has office hours in Highland and Poughkeepsie, and is on the medical staff of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “It’s an honor to build this program locally and support patients’ quality of life for as long as possible.”

For nearly the past decade, Rezak was the director of the Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases Center as well as the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill. Prior to that, he held a similar position at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, an academic teaching hospital in the suburbs of Chicago affiliated with Northshore University Health System.

Rezak’s fellowship was in visual system neurophysiology at the University of Illinois Health. This year, he will complete a master’s degree in bioethics and health policy from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. He holds a doctorate in medicine from Loyola and a doctorate in brain anatomy from the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago.

In addition, he looks forward to holding community education events on movement disorders, as well as taking part in Parkinson’s research and clinical trials.

For information, visit www.healthquest.org/movementdisorders or schedule an appointment by calling 845-214-1922 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

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