Partners in Parkinson’s

In May 2014, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and AbbVie launched Partners in Parkinson’s, a new strategic health initiative offering comprehensive support to help people with Parkinson’s optimize their care at every stage of the disease. As part of the program, the organizations recently worked with Harris Poll to conduct

Your Healthcare Team

Your healthcare team plays an important role in helping manage Parkinson’s symptoms and optimizing your overall health. To help you develop your healthcare team, we worked with our Program Advisory Committee to create a list of providers that can support people impacted by Parkinson’s. The list is meant as a guide to help you […]

Integrated Parkinson’s Care

I have practiced movement disorders neurology at Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento for eight years and I have come to realize that I can’t treat Parkinson’s disease alone.

Using an integrated model and a real time Electronic Medical Record, we can bring together multiple disciples to help treat a patient. In this model, every patient […]

Meet BGF’s Exercise Coordinator

Kimberly Berg, MS, CEP, is BGF’s exercise coordinator. Kimberly is an ACSM clinical exercise physiologist/personal trainer with over 18 years experience developing and directing various exercise programs. She leads BGF’s exercise programs and is featured in the online exercise videos. We talked with Kimberly about her job and the inspiration the Parkinson’s community brings […]

A Physician’s Perspective

John Nutt, MD, of the OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon demystifies the process for diagnosing Parkinson’s. There is currently no test for the disease. Doctors instead look for three cardinal symptoms: tremors, rigidity and loss of dexterity. Dr. Nutt walks us through the process, discussing the challenges of diagnosing and treating a disease that […]

Living Well with Parkinson’s

What can I do to live better with this disease? That’s the first thing that most people living with Parkinson’s ask Julie Carter, RN, MS, ANP of the OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon. She’s joined by Dr. John Nutt to give expert advice on living well with Parkinson’s. Her tips include exercise, social support, […]