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Richard B. Dewey, Jr., MD

Movement Disorders Specialist / Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Richard B. Dewey, Jr., MD is a neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, but more importantly, he is a believer in Jesus Christ, the eternally-existing Son of God who gave Himself a ransom for many.

Professionally, he recently retired from his position of Professor in the Department of Neurology and Director of the Clinical Center for Movement Disorders at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas where he worked for almost 30 years. He now works at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center in Boca Raton, Florida where he sees mainly new patients who are interested in receiving state of the art care for their movement disorder in a setting where they can participate in cutting-edge clinical trials. Dr. Dewey earned his medical degree with high honors from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and went on to study neurology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and an elected Fellow of the American Neurological Association. He has written and contributed to book chapters, educational materials, and abstracts, and has authored over 80 articles in peer-reviewed specialty journals.

From the spiritual perspective, Dr. Dewey was saved as a young child being brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord by faithful, believing parents. Throughout his youth he was taught the Word in a series of Bible churches, and in high school, he began leading small group Bible studies in homes and later in college dorms. During his college years he discovered the tape ministry of John MacArthur and began listening to as many tapes of his sermons that he could get his hands on. Shortly after moving to Dallas, he joined Countryside Bible Church which was later (and is now currently) pastored by Tom Pennington, a former associate pastor at Grace Community Church in California. In 2007 Dr. Dewey was asked by Countryside’s leadership to develop a home fellowship Bible study program. In connection with this ministry, he wrote study questions covering 14 books of the Bible which were used by the church as the home fellowship curriculum. In 2016 he was asked to serve as an elder at Countryside, and later that same year he began serving as a member of the board of directors of the Master’s University and Seminary. He retired from the Master’s board in 2021 and moved to Florida in 2022 where he is now attending a like-minded church that seeks to glorify Christ in all that it does.

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