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For the 10,000 New Mexicans afflicted with movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, a proposed 16,000-square-foot clinic for comprehensive care at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center would be a one-stop shop for coordinated treatment and therapy.
It could also reduce the long waits – of up to nine months for new patients – for an appointment to see a UNM neurologist for a movement disorder.
A pending legislative appropriation of $3.5 million, matched by UNM funds, would pay for the center’s construction. Once built, another $1 million would be required for staffing for faculty, nurses, psychologists, social workers, therapists and speech therapists.