Parkinson's is a complex disease that looks different across all individuals affected; despite sharing a diagnosis, no two people with Parkinson's disease (PD) have the same symptoms, progression or care regimen. The newly launched Panorama Patient Network -- developed in partnership with Matthew Stern, MD, a former president of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and a friend of The Michael J. Fox Foundation -- aims to help people navigate their Parkinson's disease.
"We're taking patients inside the examination room with a real physician to create a virtual experience for them to observe and learn how to successfully manage their diagnosis," says Dr. Stern.
The Panorama Patient Network (PPN) offers a series of videos that cover a wide range of topics on Parkinson's, including diagnosis, treatment and approaches for symptom management. This resource can help better prepare individuals with PD for informed discussions with their doctor.
Dr. Stern, Parker Family Professor of Neurology and director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the University of Pennsylvania, leads the conversation with several individuals with PD at different stages of the disease. These interactive discussions provide important insights on how to manage Parkinson's and considerations for how to choose the right therapy in partnership with your doctor.
PPN plans to offer educational resources on other diseases and conditions in the future.
Watch the videos and access additional PPN resources at www.panoramapatientnetwork.com.