Feb 11, 2020
As for many chronic conditions, a multidisciplinary, team approach can often produce the best outcomes for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). With many health care professionals specifically qualified in PD working together in a coordinated manner, treatment can focus on current areas of concern and those that come up as the disease progresses. But questions arise as to how often the person with PD and care givers should visit their health care professionals, how to provide care with the least burden and disruption on them, and who should coordinate the care. As the director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at the Royal Derby Hospital in the United Kingdom, Dr. Rob Skelly discusses the makeup of his team and how they approach patients at different stages of the disease.