Skip to content

    Parkinson's Disease Health Center

    Font Size

    10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Parkinson's Disease

    Since you've recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

    1. What stage is my illness in now?

    Recommended Related to Parkinson's

    Parkinson's Disease Patient Education Center

    Visit WebMD's Parkinson's Disease Health Center Newly Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease? Find Help Here Making the Diagnosis: Get Information From the Cleveland Clinic Your Treatment Options: Get Information From the Cleveland Clinic Looking for Clinical Trials? Check This Page Message Board: Neurological Disorders Support Group Suppo...

    Read the Parkinson's Disease Patient Education Center article > >

    2. How quickly do you think my disease will progress?

    3. How will Parkinson's disease affect my work?

    4. What physical changes can I expect? Will I be able to keep up the activities, hobbies, and sports I do now?

    5. What treatments do you suggest now? Will that change as the disease progresses?

    6. What are the side effects of medication? Is there anything I can do about them?

    7. Should I make any changes to my diet or lifestyle?

    8. Are there any complementary treatments or therapies that could help me?

    9. Am I a good candidate for any clinical trials?

    10. Is there a support group or counselor you recommend?

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on October 19, 2014

    Today on WebMD

    Parkinsons disease illustration
    Causes, symptoms, and treatments.
    hands on walker
    How does the disease progress?
    man with serious expression
    8 common questions and answers.
    intelligence quotient illustration
    What are the advantages of DBS?
    Parkinsons Disease Medications
    Questions Doctor Parkinsons
    Eating Right
    Parkinsons Exercise
    daughter consoling depressed mother
    senior man's hands
    Parkinsons Daily