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Dr. Frank, Board Certified Physician
Category: Neurology
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Experience:  Board certified general Adult Neurologist, with experience in experimental neuroimaging and neurodiagnostics.
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What should I do when my Doctor tells me that I have

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What should I do when my Doctor tells me that I have Parkinson Disease
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 12 months ago.

Hello. Welcome to JA. I will review your statement and reply shortly, please get back to me with questions.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 12 months ago.

The first thing to do in my opinion is to see a Neurologist with subspecialty interest in Movement Disorders, preferably Parkinsons disease. There a many other conditions that can mimic the symptoms of Parkinson's and yet not be that disorder. There are a whole group of conditions that are termed "parkinsons plus" conditions, there are toxic insults like carbon monoxide poisoning, etc. So you need a specialist to examine you, order special imaging tests if needed to clinch the diagnosis or lead you in another direction to the diagnosis. Secondly, there are specific medications pathways to try if the diagnosis of Parkinson's is secured, to not accelerate the symptoms. Please get back to me with questions about this if I can help. Dr Frank

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 12 months ago.

HI. I am here if you wish to ask questions. If you want to talk on the phone, I can call you. I will put our the phone option if you wish to do that. Dr Frank

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 12 months ago.

If you don't want to talk on the phone, just type back questions in the box and I will reply, ok? Dr frank