Available at our Chandler clinic.
People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often go to a general neurologist for their care. A neurologist may treat patients with any of more than 100 neurological conditions, including PD. A movement disorder specialist focuses primarily on PD and movement disorders, such as dystonia and tremors, and has extensive additional training in this area. They also have a deep knowledge of Parkinson’s therapies and ongoing research. Because they have so much experience treating PD, movement disorder specialists are well-equipped to tailor a care plan that meets your specific needs. Patients often wait to see a movement disorder specialist until later in their disease course. However, seeing a specialist early in your treatment could help you plan for your care in the future, prepare for potential changes in your Parkinson’s and adapt to these changes as they happen.