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When you choose the physicians at Johns Hopkins, you will benefit from practitioners who are leading their field and applying the latest research to effective therapies. Created both for musicians who require top levels of function for performance and those with disorders that can benefit from musical therapies, Johns Hopkins’ Center for Music & Medicine connects you with transformative thinking and medical practice.

The Center for Music & Medicine accepts patients through the following medical departments. Please discuss your condition with your primary care provider first to help determine referral to the appropriate group.

 


Neurology and Neurosurgery

brain scan

Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat diseases, injuries and conditions of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system (motor and sensory nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord).

The Center for Music & Medicine recommends scheduling an appointment with the neurology and neurosurgery department for the following conditions:

 
Learn more about Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

physical therapy in action

To request an appointment with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, call 443-997-5476.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation focuses on restoring the health and functional abilities of people after illness or injury, such as a stroke, spinal cord injury, heart surgery, amputation, joint replacement, sports or performance injuries, spinal disorders and other conditions.

The Center for Music & Medicine recommends scheduling an appointment with a rehabilitation physician or therapist for the following conditions:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Tendonitis including:
    • Bicipital tendonitis
    • Trigger finger
    • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s and baseball elbow)
    • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis

Your primary care provider may also recommend physical medicine and rehabilitation for treatment of the following conditions:

  • Ataxia
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cubital tunnel
  • Musician’s dystonia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Balance disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dysphagia

Learn more about Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and rehabilitation for performing artists.


Orthopaedic Surgery

orthopaedic evaluation

To request an appointment with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, call 410-997-2663 (BONE).

Orthopaedic surgeons include specialists in foot and ankle, hand, hip and knee, oncology, pediatrics, shoulder and elbow, spine, sports medicine, revision surgery and trauma. They address acute injuries and conditions related to aging, overuse and traumatic accident with the objective of improving mobility, range of motion and quality of life.

Your primary care provider may recommend orthopaedic surgery for the treatment of the following conditions:

Learn more about Orthopaedic Surgery.


Rheumatology

arthritic hands

To request an appointment with the Department of Rheumatology, call 443-997-1552.

Johns Hopkins’ Department of Rheumatology is the foremost center in the nation for specialists in rheumatic diseases of the bones and muscles, as well as certain autoimmune conditions that cause inflammation, stiffness and deformity (according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 – 18 rankings).

The Center for Music & Medicine recommends scheduling an appointment with the rheumatology department for rheumatoid arthritis.

Learn more about Rheumatology.


Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)

woman undergoing a hearing test

To request an appointment with the Department of Otolaryngology, call 443-997-6467.

Founded in 1914, the department has grown from a small group of ear, nose and throat physicians to the leading otolaryngology and head and neck cancer care center in the nation (according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 – 18 rankings). Johns Hopkins is proud to provide leading head and neck surgery and comprehensive multi-disciplinary care in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

The Center for Music & Medicine recommends scheduling an appointment with the otolaryngology department for the following conditions:

​Learn more about Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.


Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

stressed man

To request an appointment with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, call 410-955-5212.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins Medicine has occupied a distinguished place in the field of psychiatry since the opening of the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic in 1913. The department’s long tradition of excellence in patient care, teaching and research supports the advancement of music-based therapies to improve outcomes in patients with cognitive disorders.

Learn more about Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences for music therapy treatments addressing Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders.


Palliative Medicine

doctor holds patients hand to comfort him

To request an appointment with the Palliative Medicine Program, call 410-614-9892.

Johns Hopkins’ palliative medicine program helps patients facing life-threatening illnesses, supporting them and their families with multidisciplinary expertise and compassion. Palliative medicine focuses on controlling pain, dealing with the mental and emotional effects of serious illness and managing symptoms through a range of interventions, including music-based therapies.

Learn more about Palliative Medicine.