Parkinson's Disease Center

Early treatment can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson’s Disease Center offers a full spectrum of treatment options, medication therapy and management.

Throughout treatment, patients in the program receive:

  • Individual counseling
  • Information on exercise and nutrition
  • Long-term follow-up care
  • Information on treatment advances
  • Information on and participation in clinical trials
  • Individualized, long-term treatment strategies

Diagnosed in 2006, Linda Berghoff refused to allow Parkinson’s to consume her life. Instead she’s embraced it, deciding to teach herself and others how to move past it.

There are more than 30 nonmotor problems associated with Parkinson's disease that can have as much effect on a person's quality of life as slowness, stiffness and shakiness.

Hyun W. Bae, MD

Program Director

"We believe that paying attention to what happens outside the brain will ultimately save the brain from bad aging."

Michele Tagliati, MD

Neurologist Echo Tan, MD, of the Cedars-Sinai Movement Disorders Program offers exercise tips for patients with newly-diagnosed Parkinson's disease.

Echo Tan, MD, believes that the earliest signs of Parkinson's may emerge before dopamine-making cells begin to be destroyed.