Jill M. Farmer, DO, MPH
Dr. Jill Farmer is board certified in neurology and joined the Capital Institute for Neurosciences from Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, where she completed a clinical and research fellowship in movement disorders.
Dr. Farmer is part of the Institute’s Center for Neurologic Diseases where she treats patients with movement disorders, Parkinson’s, essential tremor, atypical Parkinson’s (multisystem atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, and corticobasilar degeneration), dystonia, ataxia and spasticity.
Dr. Farmer received her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) after completion of her Masters in Public Health which she received from UMDNJ as well. Following the completion of her degrees, Dr. Farmer completed an internship with Georgetown University/Providence Hospital’s Department of Family Medicine and a neurology residency at Georgetown University Hospital. During her residency she was Chief Resident in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Farmer remained at Georgetown for her fellowship in movement disorders where she received intensive training in deep brain stimulation, botulinum toxin injections and the medical management of Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders.
Dr. Farmer’s clinical experience includes caring for patients at all levels of Parkinson’s disease in a multidisciplinary approach including medical management, physical and speech therapy. She has trained in using deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s patients and essential tremor patients and she has been trained in all four botulinum toxins (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and Myobloc) with electromyography guidance for treatments of dystonia and spasticity, conditions that can be the result of a movement disorder or other neurologic condition such as multiple sclerosis or post stroke.