My grandmother has been seeing her neurologist for pd. he does not specialize in this disease and also saw my grandpa when he was alive. He died from Alzheimer's. I have been caring for my grandma for the last 3 year and trying to convince her to see a specialist. She had a apt with her doc on this passed Friday and he recommends she go see a specialist now! FINALLY
My question is....will the specialist be able to do better then her neurologist? She takes carbidopa/levodopa 3 half pills and 2 whole per day, azilect
Yes a specialist (generally in regards to Parkinson's the specific type would be a movement disorders specialist) would be the best option at this point. There are still more options as regards treatment. To my knowledge the carbidopa/levodopa regimen is generally thought of as the most effective but there are other options as regards medications to augment it but only a clinician would understand this in full but it would be essential to discuss this with the specialist. Also unfortunately Parkinson's is degenerative and over time becomes less responsive to treatment but you could discuss this with them as well. Agencies such as the National Parkinson's Foundation could be quite helpful at providing general information and also have suppport groups as well.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.