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When someone close to you is living with Parkinson’s, you are likely to come into contact with a number of healthcare professionals. This could include a neurologist, primary care physicians, speech therapist, nurses, occupational therapist and mental health professionals. Be prepared with a list of questions for your doctor. Discuss long term prognosis, diet, symptoms and which non-medical treatments are available.
We’ve provided you with a helpful checklist for making the most of your medical appointment.
When To Visit
Most people with Parkinson’s are advised to see their doctor every three to six months, especially if they are taking anti-Parkinson’s medications. If a person is experiencing problems with his or her condition or its treatment, more frequent visits may be warranted.
How To Find the Right Doctor For You
The first step is finding a qualified physician. The second is considering whether the physician is the right one. You should feel comfortable in this relationship and feel that it is a good “match.”. If not, perhaps you need to find a new doctor that can work better with you and your family.
Is your doctor right for you? Consider these questions: