Frequently Asked Questions
Browse the frequently asked questions below to learn more about Memory & Movement Charlotte.
Our patient-to-doctor ratio is significantly lower than a traditional medical practice so we can provide the time and attention needed to care for the patient and caregiver(s). To make this possible, we rely on grant funding, generous donors and a $700 annual fee. Scholarships may be provided by our parent organization, Charlotte Neuroscience Foundation, to those for whom this is a financial challenge. Scholarship applications and payment plan options are available on request.
Our model is a team approach to care for the patient, which we feel leads to better health outcomes. We recommend you bring a family member (one or more) to your first appointment and to your follow-up appointments. Alternatively, you may bring a close friend or a private medical aide if you prefer. Our doctors and nurses will speak to you together but you will also have some time to meet with them alone during the visit. This allows us time to get to know each of you, address any concerns and answer your questions individually. Additionally, having another set of ears helps at all medical visits, to recall instructions once you leave the office.
The first appointment is 1.5-2 hours. You will meet with your care team, including your physician, nurse and medical assistant. You will first talk with the nurse and go over your medications and medical history. Your physician will meet with you, along with your family or caregiver and learn about you and your health, focusing on the medical concerns that brought you to this appointment. There will be a physical exam, possibly cognitive testing (question and answer), and time alone with the physician to talk further. Your caregiver will also have time to speak with our team members. At the end of the appointment, the entire family will meet again with the physician and nurse to discuss next steps. Your nurse will schedule your next appointments, order any tests and answer your questions.
We are located at 300 Billingsley Road, Suite 108 in Charlotte, NC 28211. Visit out Contact Us page for complete information.
We are an independent, private practice, not affiliated with hospitals. We do not round at the hospitals but are often notified and in contact with family as needed when one of our patients is admitted to the hospital.