In this debut episode of Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson's, Dr. Michael Okun talks about early warning signs of Parkinson's and offers practical advice on how to proceed after a diagnosis.
For all of our Substantial Matters podcast episodes, visit parkinson.org/podcast.
About this episode:
Michael Okun, MD
National Medical Advisor, Parkinson’s Foundation
Dr. Okun is Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida, as well as Co-Director of the UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. Dr. Okun has long been dedicated to the interdisciplinary care concept, and since his appointment as the National Medical Advisor for the Foundation in 2006, he has worked with the 43 international Parkinson’s Foundation Centers of Excellence to help foster the best possible environments for care, research, and outreach in Parkinson disease, dystonia, Tourette, and movement disorders.
In addition to his role as National Medical Advisor for the Parkinson’s Foundation, he is the Medical Advisor for Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure and Co-Medical Director for the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA).