Understanding Parkinson’s Disease With Dr. Michael Okun (Ep. 36)

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease With Dr. Michael Okun (Ep. 36)

Millions of people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease. Yet, despite its prevalence, there’s a lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding it.

In this installment of Keeping the Well in Well-thy, Barbara Archer, and renowned neurologist Dr. Michael Okun, discuss the intricacies of Parkinson’s disease. They explore the wide range of symptoms, patients’ experiences, the journey to a proper diagnosis, and the latest strategies for managing the disease effectively. By addressing common misconceptions and highlighting the importance of comprehensive care, this podcast serves as a beacon of knowledge and support for patients, families, and caregivers alike. Dr. Okun sheds light on the nuances of treatment and the critical role of maintaining joy and passion in life, despite the challenges posed by Parkinson’s.

Dr. Michael Okun discusses: 

  • Understanding Parkinson’s disease and its symptoms
  • The influence of genetics and environmental factors on Parkinson’s
  • The importance of personalized care, recent research, and advancements
  • Myths and misconceptions surrounding Parkinson’s
  • And more


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About Dr. Michael Okun: 

Dr. Michael Okun is a board-certified neurologist, movement disorders specialist, neuroscientist, and author who practices with the philosophy that ‘the patient is the sun’ and should be at the center of all care decisions. As a care provider, he strives to translate physiological principles underpinning neurological disorders into real-world therapies to improve patient’s lives.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to podcasts, reading history, going on walks with the family dog, and watching baseball.


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