The Empowerment! RX Podcast

Parkinson's Disease from a movement disorder specialist, Dr. Karen Thomas.

November 11, 2021 Wendy Season 1 Episode 2
The Empowerment! RX Podcast
Parkinson's Disease from a movement disorder specialist, Dr. Karen Thomas.
Show Notes

“Parkinson’s disease doesn’t discriminate regarding age!”

We spoke to movement disorder specialist, Karen Thomas, D.O., as she explains common symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease and what kind of things contribute to receiving a diagnosis.  What does a typical visit with a movement disorder look like and what things are they are looking for when working with someone with Parkinson’s disease?  Learn why some people are not diagnosed in early stages since most often they visit their primary doctor, and their diagnosis gets delayed due to common symptoms that appear as an orthopedic issue 

 There are 3 main aspects to every visit:

1: Getting a good history

2. Physical exam

3. Diagnosis and Treatment

 She explains the difference between a general neurologist and a movement disorder specialist.  Why is important to see a movement disorder specialist and what questions should you ask a general neurologist if you don’t have the option to see a movement disorder specialist?  What type of treatments are the best when treating Parkinson’s disease?  Come learn the answers to these questions and more!

Below is Dr. Karen Thomas’s medical education and experience.

Medical Education

D.O. : Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine - 1996

Medical Experience

Internship: Firelands Regional Medical Center (July 1, 1996 - June 1, 1997)

Internship: University of South Alabama Medical Center (July 1, 1997 - July 1, 1998)

Residency: University of South Alabama (July 1, 1998 - June 30, 2001)

Fellowship: Barrow Neurological Institute (July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002)