Parkinsons disease care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons), and other areas work together to determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition. You may work with rehabilitation specialists to manage problems with walking, speaking, swallowing and other aspects of daily life. Your treatment team also includes nurses, social workers, physical, occupational and recreational therapists, and Mayo's many other specialists to help you manage Parkinson's disease.

You can trust Mayo specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Parkinson's disease can't be cured, but your care team will work with you to help you manage your condition. Your doctor will tailor your treatment to your individual needs. Your care team has expertise in treating Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders with the latest therapies, including medications and deep brain stimulation.

Research

Mayo Clinic 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 and clinical trials.

Explore Mayo Clinic studies focused on testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage Parkinson's disease.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced, evaluating and treating about 4,400 people with Parkinson's disease each year.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Related video

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

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Outdoors Enthusiast Uses Exercise to Curb Early Onset Parkinson's Disease

    ? Mountain biker, hiker and skier Robert Berlin, M.D., was just 53 when he began experiencing symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Today, thanks to health care tailored to his lifestyle, he remains active and optimistic. Dr. Robert Berlin can tick off a nearly 50-mile bicycle ride in a single afternoon. He can climb a 1600-foot-mountain and [...]

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced, evaluating and treating about 4,400 people with Parkinson's disease each year.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

June 30, 2018

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