CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia Health System is forming a new team of people whose clinic will tend to patients who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that causes symptoms like slowed movement, muscle rigidity, and tremors, which indicate a degenerative process in the brain that worsens over time.

This summer, UVA Health plans to launch a new comprehensive Parkinson's clinic.

It will consist of teams of neurologists, physical therapists, nutritionists, social workers, neuropsychologists and nurses.

The clinic serves as a way to bring the necessary care from different experts together under one roof to support the large number of patients the health system sees.

"It takes a team-based approach, that people feel supported, that patients feel supported by a team. And know that in a few weeks, a few months when questions come up, it’s not simply a question to one individual, their neurologist or the nurse care coordinator, but to a team of people who is caring for them for their Parkinson's," said Dr. Binit Shah, a neurologist at UVA Health.

He says having this access can help reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations, promote proactive care instead of reactive care, and improve peace of mind for patients and their families.