A recent article in the Wall Street Journalís Informed Patient column discusses how patients living with movement disorders, including Parkinsonís disease, may benefit from seeking care from a specialist.
Movement disorder specialists are neurologists with additional training in movement disorders and can often be a critical step in connecting with allied care providers.
According to the article:
Patients benefit most under the care of a neurologist with extra training in movement disorders, backed up by a team including mental health professionals and physical and occupational therapists who can help with the diseasesí physical and emotional toll, advocates say.
The article goes on to say that a recent survey found as little as 28 percent of Parkinsonís patients are currently seeing a movement disorder specialist. Patients are urged to consider specialty care as an opportunity to receive optimized care from their physician and allied health care professionals.
Read the full article for more about patientsí specific experiences living with Parkinsonís and the impact specialty care and alternative treatments have had on their lives.†