Physicians

Memory & Movement Charlotte opened in 2013 as a not-for-profit medical practice devoted to a different kind of care, the foundation of which is our Time & Attention model. A memory or movement disorder diagnosis can be life altering for patients and their families and our elongated appointment times allow our providers and staff to spend the necessary time with both the patient and the caregiver. Our comprehensive, clinical, and diagnostic expertise coupled with our focus on patient and caregiver education and support is both unique and critical as the disease progresses. Ours is a partnership. Our highly regarding providers work closely with our patients’ PCP with to ensure continuity and coordination of care.

Our physician brochure outlines our services and how we coordinate care with our physician partners. If you have a patient experiencing cognitive decline or movement disorders, please refer them to us for a comprehensive evaluation.

Charles H. Edwards II, MD

Charles H. Edwards II, MD

Founding Physician

Affected by his parents' dementia diagnoses, Dr. Edwards, a former cardiothoracic surgeon, received training in dementia care from Johns Hopkins medical institute and established Memory & Movement Charlotte in 2013.

Provider - Iyer

Sanjay S. Iyer, MD

Medical Director, Neurologist

Dr. Iyer is a Movement Disorders Specialist who joined MMC in 2019 after serving as Chairman of Neurology and Director of Movement Disorders at Atrium Health. He was drawn to MMC’s focus on caregiver education and support. He is a proponent of exercise and social interaction as means to slow progression of neurologic conditions.

Dr. Chaconas

Aris E. Chaconas, MD

Neurologist

Dr. Chaconas has practiced neurology for over 25 years, and joined MMC in 2017. Dr. Chaconas combines leading edge neurological diagnostic testing with a highly personalized patient engagement approach.

Provider - Wolkofsky

Robyn Wolkofsky, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Seeing the need to break down the walls of fear and misunderstanding that surround memory and movement disorders inspired Robyn to join MMC from its inception in 2013. Robyn co-led the launch of Take Charge!, MMC's caregiver education and support program.

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DEDICATED TO A DIFFERENT KIND OF CARE.

Memory & Movement Charlotte provides comprehensive, clinical, and diagnostic expertise for individuals with cognitive and movement concerns. We focus on education, support, and empowerment for both the patient and those who care for them.

Who We Are

Charlotte Neuroscience Foundation dba Memory & Movement Charlotte is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that operates as a membership-style clinical practice. Membership is $700 per year, allowing for the time and attention required to address memory and movement disorders and their unique challenges. Scholarships are available to those for whom this is a financial hardship. We accept Medicare and most major insurances.

What Makes Us Unique

Memory & Movement Charlotte is the premier practice in the greater Charlotte region that uses a multi-disciplinary Time & Attention approach to treat memory and movement disorders. We work closely with the entire care team, including primary care providers and other medical providers, to design a patient-centric plan of care for our patients and their caregivers.

Core Services

Expert diagnosis and treatment options for the full spectrum of memory and movement disorders, including:

    • Neurocognitive Testing
    • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
    • Cognision (ERP/qEEG)
    • Depression Screening
    • Safety Assessment

Education and support for every patient and caregiver through our comprehensive and interactive Take Charge! program

An annual care plan tailored to each family’s individual needs

Work with patients’ other healthcare providers to enhance continuity of care