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What kind of doctor sees somebody for Parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine
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In brief: Parkinson's Disease

A neurologist.

In brief: Parkinson's Disease

A neurologist.
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Even better would be

A movement disorders specialist; someone who specializes in treatment & research of pd.
Try to work with one if available in your city/region--it will be well worth it to see a true specialist in what you have, right? Best of luck, rmh :).

In brief: Even better would be

A movement disorders specialist; someone who specializes in treatment & research of pd.
Try to work with one if available in your city/region--it will be well worth it to see a true specialist in what you have, right? Best of luck, rmh :).
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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In brief: Rx is available!!!!

Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment.
Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person.

In brief: Rx is available!!!!

Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment.
Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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In brief: Clinical Detail

Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc.
Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams.

In brief: Clinical Detail

Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc.
Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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