Parkinson’s disease can affect your speech and your ability to walk or write. NYC Health + Hospitals health care teams can greatly improve symptoms and make living with the disease manageable.
Parkinson’s disease is an illness of the nervous system. Initially, people with Parkinson’s may notice a tremor in a hand or stiffness or slowness when walking. However, the illness gets worse over time and affects movement more seriously. Although there is no cure, proper treatment can greatly improve symptoms.
How We Care for You
NYC Health + Hospitals provides specialized and affordable care for Parkinson’s disease. Two of our care locations have been recognized for excellence in caring for Parkinson’s disease by The National Parkinson Foundation. Of these, one also offers an advanced new therapy:
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue earned recognition as a Parkinson’s Disease and Related Movement Disorders Care Center.
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County earned recognition as a Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence. Kings County is also designated for the study of neuroprotection, a therapy that slows the progression of the disease.
Our treatment program includes:
- Regular aerobic exercise
- Intensive movement therapies
- On-site counseling
- Support groups
- Medications for movement problems
Experienced neurologists and nurse educators work with patients and their families to make living with the disease more manageable. Our health system is here to help you manage the disease and improve your life.
NYC Health + Hospitals provides high-quality health care to all New Yorkers, regardless of their ability to pay. We’ll also help you find health insurance if you need it. Click here to learn more about MetroPlusHealth, our affordable and comprehensive health insurance plan.
NYC Health + Hospitals provides advanced Parkinson’s care at two of our hospitals. We have full wellness teams in every borough with extended hours that fit your busy schedule, dedicated to serving you and your family from the very first visit. Learn more about our extended hours.