Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists) and other areas have experience evaluating people who have Huntington's disease and other neurological conditions.
Team approach. Mayo Clinic neurologists, neurologists trained in movement disorders, doctors trained in medical genetics, doctors trained in mental health conditions (psychiatrists), speech therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and other specialists work together to provide your care.
Supportive care. Though Huntington's disease can't be cured, Mayo Clinic doctors will help you and your family to manage your condition. Mayo Clinic staff also provides resources for you and your family to help you cope with your condition, and you may have the opportunity to participate in support groups.
Research. Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers study the causes, progression, genetics and treatment options for Huntington's disease and conduct clinical trials.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked high performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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