The urgency of patient care & research as we face Parkinson’s is a constant topic in our chronic condition community. One of the conversations that Angela and I are most proud of is our conversation with Dr. Michael Okun, neurologist, movement disorder specialist, neuroscientist, and author at the University of Florida. Dr. Okun is also the Director, Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases. Dr. Okun presents an honest and open discussion about many topics that the Parkinson’s Disease community faces! Specifically around the 34 minute mark, he talks about the urgency needed within our community to move research and treatment progress forward.
In total, the conversation is about 51 minutes but we encourage you to listen to Dr. Okun’s refreshing approach to patient care, compassion for the Parkinson’s community, and drive to continually move research and treatments forward.
How do we as a community start running to make accelerated progress in treatments and research in Parkinson’s?