The Lawrence J. Goldrich Institute for Integrated NeuroHealth is the first of its kind in Hampton Roads. We offer comprehensive care for the complex healthcare needs of those diagnosed with cognitive and memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as patients needing palliative care.
Neurodegenerative disease care
The establishment of the Goldrich Institute provides improved healthcare for residents in Hampton Roads and throughout Virginia.
The Institute provides both comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases as well as a valuable support system for patients and their families. We also improve access to new drug therapies and clinical trials, and accelerate research that may lead to better treatment and possible cures.
What we treat
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Lewy body disorders
- Frontotemporal disease with Parkinsonism
- Frontotemporal lobar degeneration
- Huntington’s disease
What makes us unique
Comprehensive care model
Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, allied health professionals (occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers), and health educators, all working together to provide information to patients, families and caregivers.
Resources for neurodegenerative diseases
The Goldrich Institute fills a crucial gap in neuro healthcare services by adding to the pool of neurohealth physicians. It eliminates the need for patients to have to travel to a Center for Excellence in order to receive the care they need.
We offer a full range of medical management and quality-of-life services for patients and their families. Our team-based approach to specialized care incorporates the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual, in order to maximize each patient’s quality of life.
Matthew Bourcier, MD
Matt Bourcier began his research as a student in EVMS’s Master of Physician Assistant program from December 1999 until his graduation in 2001. After working in Occupational Medicine for five years, he rejoined the Strelitz Diabetes Center to begin working in the Neuroendocrine and Clinical Research Units in May 2006. His areas of interest include the diagnosis/management of diabetic neuropathies and neuroendocrine tumors.
Bahar Niknejad, MD
Bahar Niknejad, MD completed her combined Internal Medicine/Geriatrics medicine residency and fellowship training at EVMS. Dr. Niknejad's main area of research interest is dementia and neurocognitive disorders.
Hamid Okhravi, MD
Dr. Hamid Okhravi is the Alfred E. Abiouness Endowed Professor at the Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology where he is the Medical Director of the Memory Consultation Clinic for diagnosing and treating patients with different types of cognitive disorders. He is the principal investigator of the EVMS Memory Clinic Registry Project which will become the most comprehensive memory clinic registry in the State of Virginia