Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. You may notice a tremor in your hand or stiffness or slowness when you move. We provide advanced, specialized treatment for Parkinson’s disease at our Parkinson’s Disease Centers of Excellence. Our goal is to help you manage the disease and improve your quality of life.
Parkinson’s Disease: Advanced Treatment in New York City
The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease worsen over time. Parkinson’s can affect your speech and your ability to walk or write. Although there is no cure, proper treatment and management can significantly improve your symptoms. Neurologists and nurse educators assist patients and their families to make adjustments that make living with the disease more manageable. Our treatment program includes:
- Lifestyle changes, such as regular aerobic exercise
- Intensive physical and occupational therapy
- Onsite counseling
- Support groups
- Medications to help manage movement problems
- Surgery, in certain cases
Parkinson’s Disease Centers: National Recognition
The National Parkinson Foundation recognized two of our facilities for their excellence in care for Parkinson’s disease:
- Bellevue Hospital Center earned recognition as a Parkinson’s Disease and Related Movement Disorders Care Center
- Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) earned recognition as a Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence. KCHC is also a designated center of the National Institutes of Health for the exploration and study of neuroprotection, a type of therapy that slows down the progression of the disease.
HHC facilities that have Parkinson’s Disease Centers of Excellence: