Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise and experience in evaluating and treating people with Parkinson's disease and other nervous system (neurological) conditions. Doctors trained in movement disorders evaluate and treat people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat about 4,100 people with Parkinson's disease each year.
- Teamwork. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons) and other areas collaborate to provide your care.
- Treatment expertise. Parkinson's disease can't be cured, but your doctor will work with you to help you manage your condition. Your doctor will tailor your treatment to your individual needs depending on the severity of your condition, your age and the presence of other medical conditions.
Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise treating Parkinson's disease with several options, including medications and deep brain stimulation.
- Research leaders. Mayo Clinic movement disorder specialists study genetics, diagnosis, and treatment options for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. You may have the opportunity to participate in research studies.
Watch Mayo Clinic neurologist J. Eric Ahlskog, M.D., Ph.D., describe Parkinson's disease treatment.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks #1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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