Movement Disorders Program Resources
Oftentimes patients experiencing a movement disorder have needs outside of the medical scope which can impact their treatment and disease outcome. Patients with a movement disorder, their caregivers and their families have access to the services of the outreach coordinator and social worker at no cost as part of the St. Joseph's/Candler Movement Disorders Program. Aspects of our social, emotional, mental, financial and spiritual life can all help or hinder a movement disorder prognosis.
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Social Work Services
Our social worker provides one-on-one specialized services to movement disorder patients to help learn how to live and cope with their movement disorder. A social worker pays careful attention to the needs of movement disorder patients and caregivers including medication assistance, referrals to pharmaceutical companies and programs and referrals for financial, respite, spiritual, legal, emotional, social and medical resources.
For Movement Disorders Program social work services, please contact:
Maggie Gignilliat, LCSW, RN, CCM, outpatient social worker
Or, contact St. Joseph's/Candler Physician Network - Neurology at 912-819-4949.
Outreach Coordinator Services
Our outreach coordinator focuses on the community connections, resources and educational and outreach programming for the Movement Disorders Program. An outreach coordinator acts as an educational resource for the community to teach about different movement disorders and how other aspects of their lives may impact their movement disorder. Additionally, the outreach coordinator works together with the social worker to identify new and existing community resources, support groups and other services for those in the Movement Disorder Program.
For Movement Disorders Program outreach coordinator services, please contact:
Kathryn Wiesmann, MPH, CHES, outreach coordinator