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Which health care professionals can be part of your medical team if you have Parkinson's disease?

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Treating Parkinson's disease is often a "team effort" involving not only your neurologist but also a wide variety of specialists. Your health care team can include:

  • Neurologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Counselors
  • Social workers
  • Speech therapists
  • Registered dietitians

From: Treatment Options for Parkinson's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 28, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 10/28/2017

SOURCES:

FDA. "FDA approves drug to treat Parkinson’s disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page." "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

National Parkinson Foundation: "How Is PD Treated?"

National Parkinson Foundation: "Generic vs. Branded Drugs for Parkinson's Disease."

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Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 28, 2017

SOURCES:

FDA. "FDA approves drug to treat Parkinson’s disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Information Page." "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

National Parkinson Foundation: "How Is PD Treated?"

National Parkinson Foundation: "Generic vs. Branded Drugs for Parkinson's Disease."

Teva Neuroscience, Inc.

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 28, 2017

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