Choosing a Doctor for Someone With Parkinson's
Both the APDA and NPF can recommend names of neurologists who specialize in Parkinson's disease. Think about using doctors who are allied with medical schools or movement disorder treatment centers. They tend to have the most up- to-date information and access to clinical trials.
- Make sure the doctor is board certified in his or her specialty.
- If the person in your care is enrolled in a managed care plan, ask if the doctor is planning to continue being an approved provider.
- You can contact more than one doctor (for a second opinion). If you are enrolled in Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (Part B), Medicare will pay for a second opinion in the same way it pays for other services.