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#1 Paula Lamalie

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:12 PM

I would like to know what is the best route to take to receive a diagnosis. I do not have medical coverage and the clinic I go to seems to not want to give me feedback on a diagnosis. I am showing numerous symptoms of PD, and I am taking Sinemet at bedtime. It helps with the symptoms most of the time. I just basically want some answers as to what I am dealing with so I know what to do from here. It is really frustrating that I am getting no answers to the questions I ask of my physician.

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

The best way to get a diagnosis is to see a neurologist with some training in Parkinson's disease.

Another resource that is helpful (not for diagnosis but for questions) is the free 1800 number.
Michael S. Okun, M.D.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

I would like to know what is the best route to take to receive a diagnosis. I do not have medical coverage and the clinic I go to seems to not want to give me feedback on a diagnosis. I am showing numerous symptoms of PD, and I am taking Sinemet at bedtime. It helps with the symptoms most of the time. I just basically want some answers as to what I am dealing with so I know what to do from here. It is really frustrating that I am getting no answers to the questions I ask of my physician.

In essence (basically)you are saying that you have not yet found optimal primary medical care provider, which is in
the United States Board Certified Family Physician. He/she should have seen you and referred you to secondary or tertiary level of medical care, i.e., board certified neurologist or movement disorder specialist as the case may be and then, review with you all the findings and recommendation/s. He/she should also discuss with you where and how you can find satisfactory health care coverage, which is of great importance not only for yourself but also for members of your family.
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