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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with Parkinson's disease?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Parkinson's Disease? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Parkinson's Disease

Top 10 Questions about Parkinson's Disease

  1. What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
  2. What are my treatment options for Parkinson's disease?
  3. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  4. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  5. What can I expect from my Parkinson's disease medication and how long will it take to start working?
  6. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my Parkinson's disease medication?
  7. Are there any side effects of my Parkinson's disease medication that should alert me to contact you or to seek immediate medical attention?
  1. What is Parkinson's disease and what causes it?
  2. Is Parkinson's disease curable or controllable?
  3. How will Parkinson's disease affect my daily life and long-term health?
  4. What types of healthcare providers, such as a neurologist, physical therapist, and speech-language pathologist, do I need to see and when?
  5. What are the complications of Parkinson's disease, such as dementia, depression, and other emotional problems?
  6. Are my family members at risk for Parkinson's disease and what information should I provide to them?
  7. Will my Parkinson's disease get worse over time and will I eventually need long-term care or home care?
  8. How will you monitor my Parkinson's disease?
  9. What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
  10. Could my Parkinson's disease symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  11. How is Parkinson's disease diagnosed?
  12. Can my primary care doctor diagnose Parkinson's disease or will I need to see a specialist?
  13. How will you know how advanced Parkinson's disease is?
  14. What are my treatment options for Parkinson's disease?
  15. What should I do if my Parkinson's disease symptoms get worse?
  16. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my Parkinson's disease?
  17. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  18. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  19. Are there things I can do to help prevent falls, such as making adjustments around the home or using assistive devices?
  20. Should I consider a clinical trial and if so, where can I find information about trials that are appropriate for me?
  21. What support groups are available for me and my family to help us deal with my Parkinson's disease?
  22. What can I expect from my Parkinson's disease medication and how long will it take to start working?
  23. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  24. How long will I need to take my Parkinson's disease medication?
  25. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my Parkinson's disease medication?
  26. Are there any side effects of my Parkinson's disease medication that should alert me to contact you or to seek immediate medical attention?

What to Discuss

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