North Carolina is home to the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine – one of 45 Parkinson’s Foundation Centers of Excellence. While their world-class Parkinson’s disease (PD) care is centrally located, UNC is still three to four hours away from most rural towns in the state.
Centers of Excellence
A newsletter for friends of Parkinson's Foundation, Summer 2018 edition.
In addition to being a A neurologist with extra training (usually a one- or two-year fellowship) in Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. at the University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center, a Parkinson’s Foundation
Most people associate Parkinson’s disease (PD) with tremors, a motor symptom. However, non-motor symptoms are common and can be more troublesome and disabling than motor symptoms. They can include cognitive changes, mood and sleep disorders, autonomic symptoms or weight loss.
Together, we made lives better in 2017. Through your support, we provided better care, research and treatments for the 10 million people world-wide living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
We could not have achieved these strides for the Parkinson’s community without YOU:
The Parkinson's Foundation has designated 45 medical centers around the world as "Centers of Excellence," including 31 in the United States. A Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence is a medical center with a specialized team of neurologists, movement disorder specialists, physical and occupational therapists, mental health professionals and others who are up to date on the latest Parkinson's disease (PD) medications, therapies and research to provide the best care.
There are approximately 3,000 Neurologists with extra training (usually a one- or two-year fellowship) in Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. in the world. While they are all neurologists, not all of them have experience treating Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Part of Steven Goldenthal’s job is to get people connected. He wants to know how they feel, gets to know their medical history, what medications they take and if they are happy with their Parkinson’s disease (PD) care.