Information for Veterans

What are the PADRECCs?
In 2001, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) created six specialized centers known as the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers or “PADRECCs”. These Centers of Excellence are designed to serve the estimated 80,000 veterans affected by PD through state-of-the-art clinical care, education, research, and national outreach and advocacy. The PADRECCs are staffed by internationally known movement disorder specialists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, researchers, educators, social workers, and other PD experts.

The PADRECCs offer care to all veterans currently enrolled in the VA Healthcare System. This includes veterans who have been previously diagnosed with PD or veterans who have just started to notice Parkinson-like symptoms. They also treat veterans who have been diagnosed with other movement disorders, such as essential tremor.

The PADRECCs deliver a variety of clinical services, including specialty clinics to diagnose and treat movement disorders, research clinics to determine eligibility of clinical trials, pre-surgical clinics to determine eligibility of surgical options, and telemedicine consultation.

Portland/Seattle (Northwest) PADRECC
Director, John G. Nutt, MD
Portland  PADRECC
(503) 721-1091
Portland VA Medical Center
3710 SW Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, Oregon 97239

Seattle  PADRECC
(206) 277-4560
Seattle VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S. Columbus Way
Seattle, Washington 98108

San Francisco PADRECC
Director, William J. Marks, Jr., MD
Phone: 415-379-5530
San Francisco VA Medical Center
Neurology (127)
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, California 94121

Los Angeles (Southwest) PADRECC
Director, Jeff Bronstein, MD, PhD
Phone: 310-268-3975

West Los Angeles PADRECC
(310) 478-3711 X48001
Neurology Service (127)
West Los Angeles VA Hospital
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90073

Southwest Regional Sites
Long Beach, California 562-826-8000 X 2292
Loma Linda, California (909) 825-7084 X 3049
San Diego, California (858) 552-8585 X 3685
Las Vegas, Nevada 702-636-3000 X 3005
Tucson, Arizona (520) 792-1450
Phoenix, Arizona (602) 277-5551
Albuquerque, New Mexico (505) 265-1711

Houston PADRECC
Interim Director, Aliya I. Sarwar, MD
Phone: 713-794-7841
Houston VA Medical Center
Neurology Care Line
Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and
Clinical Center (PADRECC) 127PD
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77030-4298

Philadelphia PADRECC
Director, Matthew B. Stern, MD
(215) 823-5934 or toll-free (888) 959-2323
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Neurology #127
University & Woodland Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Richmond (Southeast) PADRECC
Director, Mark Baron, MD
Phone: 804-675-5931 or 800-784-8381 ext. 5931
Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23249