Parkinsons disease care at Mayo Clinic

Twitter Chat on Parkinson's disease

Read a transcript of a Twitter chat on Parkinson's disease with Mayo Clinic doctors and others.

  • 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 4,400 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.

Related video

Watch Mayo Clinic neurologist J. Eric Ahlskog, M.D., Ph.D., describe Parkinson's disease treatment on YouTube.

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July 07, 2015