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Is PD Neuron And Movement Disorder Specialist The Same Thing? Do We Need To See Both?

Is PD Neuron And Movement Disorder Specialist The Same Thing? Do We Need To See Both?

posted July 3, 2016
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

There is a wonderful team of Movement Disorder specialists at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. They have a clinic specialized for PD with a whole interdisciplinary team.

posted July 8, 2016
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member. Yes, a PD neurologist and a movement disorder specialist should be considered one and the same. A movement disorder specialist is a neurologist who specializes in Parkinson's disease. And a Parkinson's disease neurologist is a neurologist who has studied Parkinson's disease especially. However, a neurologist is not necessarily a PD neurologist. For this reason, make sure that your neurologist is a movement disorder specialist which means that he/ she has specialized themselves to Parkinson's disease. Nice question Marie. Sterling

posted July 3, 2016 (edited)
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member. My remedy for something this discouraging would be to say goodbye. And then go find someone who can be available for you. Best wishes. Sterling

posted July 6, 2016 (edited)
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I used to travel to New York City to see my Movement Disorder Specialist Neurologist at Columbia Neurology. Now my appointments are done via Telehealth. It is wonderful to have access to exceptional healthcare without having to always travel.

posted June 27, 2021
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

For what's is worth, I travel eight hours (or 1h10m flying) to ensure I visit the best specialists. I realize that not everyone can, physically or financially, but if you can, please do. Regular visits are a problem, of course, and I have some local help with DBS settings etc, but it's worth the effort. If you can. And telephone calls are relatively inexpensive xx

posted July 11, 2016

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