Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I’m worried I may have Parkinson’s disease.
  • I have Parkinson’s disease, and this is a follow-up visit.
  • I have Parkinson’s disease, and I’m sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I’m worried I may have Parkinson’s disease.

Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on February 17, 2018

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign that I have Parkinson’s disease?
  2. What causes Parkinson’s disease? How is it diagnosed?
  3. Should I be tested for other conditions that may be causing my symptoms?
  4. Is there anything you can do now to ease my symptoms?
  5. How often should I come in for follow-up visits?

I have Parkinson’s disease, and this is a follow-up visit.

Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on February 17, 2018

  1. How quickly does my Parkinson’s disease seem to be progressing?
  2. Should I consider taking medication? What are the risks and benefits?
  3. Will this medication interact with other medications or with food?
  4. Will medication slow the progress of Parkinson’s or just relieve the symptoms?
  5. What can I do to remain healthy and active even with Parkinson’s?

I have Parkinson’s disease, and I’m sick or having problems.

Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on February 17, 2018

  1. Can my problems be a sign that my Parkinson’s disease is getting worse?
  2. Are my problems a side effect of my Parkinson’s medication? Should I change medications?
  3. Should I be tested for other conditions that may be causing my problems?
  4. Should I consider surgery? What are the risks and benefits?
  5. Should I talk to a specialist about the best ways to live with Parkinson’s disease?