Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic movement disorder that occurs in about 60,000 people in the U.S. every year, most of whom are over 50 years old.

When there’s a problem with certain nerve cells in your brain, your muscles will no longer move smoothly and do what you want them to do. There are four main Parkinson's Disease symptoms:

  • Shaking or trembling
  • Stiff muscles
  • Slow movements
  • Problems with balance or walking

Even though there’s no cure for the disease at this time, there are Parkinson's Disease treatment options that can help control symptoms.

At Mercy, our neurologists and movement disorder specialists know how to manage Parkinson’s Disease. Working with other specialists, they help you make lifestyle changes and research studies that might be helpful to you. And Mercy physical, occupational and speech therapists will also be available if you need them.

Most of all, know that you are not alone. Your Mercy care team will provide the treatment and resources you need that will help you live a full life.

Providers Nearby

Tariq J. Alam, MD, Neurology, Mercy
Neurology
Mercy Clinic
97 miles
Lirong Zhu, MD, Neurology, Mercy
Neurology
Mercy Clinic
108.9 miles
Abigail H. Crisostomo, MD, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Mercy
Family Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Mercy Clinic
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Randall D. Huss, MD, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Mercy
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Locations Nearby

Mercy Clinic Neurology - Jefferson Suite 120

  • 1400 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 933-8270
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - noon
97 Miles

Mercy Clinic Neurology - Rolla

108.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Pediatric Neurology - Rolla

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Parkinson's Disease