Speech Therapy: is it medically necessary?

I had a recent patient with a medical diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, who is self-insured with a commercial payer. The payer, like many of them, does not always like to pay for needed services, and in fact looks for ways to NOT pay, despite the high monthly premium...

Parkinson’s: What’s Patience got to do With It?

Several years ago, when hosting monthly podcasts, I interviewed Carol Walton, CEO of the Parkinson Alliance, and Dr. Jeffrey Wertheimer, a neuropsychologist, who helps to design and interpret the Parkinson Alliance surveys which are distributed bi-annually to persons...

#WomenAndParkinsons

October is Breast cancer awareness month now easily recognized by the pink ribbon symbol and February American Heart month with “Go Red”  symbol designed to increase women’s heart health awareness. But, for the 3 million women living with Parkinson’s  disease (PD)...
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