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About This Program

A Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence

Our physicians are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, atypical Parkinsonism, tremors, and other movement disorders. We believe in personalized, focused care centered on the relationship between you and your neurologist, supported by an outstanding team of multidisciplinary providers. We are recognized by the  Parkinson's Foundation as a Center of Excellence for our dedication to Parkinson’s research, clinical care, community education and outreach. Our doctors also serve on advisory committees for the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Parkinson Study Group.

  • New patients should expect a comprehensive evaluation and thorough assessment aimed toward making a quick and accurate diagnosis. If indicated, laboratory testing or brain imaging can be arranged.
  • Once a diagnosis is established, we are happy to provide ongoing care to design and optimize medication treatments, or to work in collaboration with your neurologist or other physicians.
  • Advanced treatment options, including deep brain stimulation surgery, are available if appropriate.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care

Parkinson’s disease is a condition that can affect different aspects of your life, including mobility, mood, and sleep. We work with a highly trained and dedicated team of specialists that are all focused on helping you live better with Parkinson’s disease.

Meet our team
  • A Nurse can help your physician provide you the best care and address concerns about medications and other Parkinson’s-related symptoms.
  • A Physical Therapist can evaluate and treat you to optimize your mobility, physical activity, and safety.
  • An Occupational Therapist can help you stay active and independent in your daily activities.
  • A Speech Therapist can evaluate you and provide recommendations and treatment if Parkinson’s is affecting your speech or swallowing.
  • A Social Worker can answer your questions and provide counseling about life transitions, options if you need help with your care, and financial and work-related issues.
  • A Spiritual Care Provider can offer support and facilitate positive spiritual coping if you are struggling with your illness.

You have changed my life. I started using the MGH PD Exercise videos on New Year's Day and have exercised every day since then – even when I got my first COVID vaccine jab and had a very sore arm. Now, I actually look forward to my exercise sessions with you... I am stronger, more flexible, have better stamina and am healthier both physically and emotionally because of your work.

Maria, a patient with Parkinson's Disease
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Other Conditions We Treat

In addition to Parkinson’s disease, we have other areas of clinical expertise that include:

Research & Clinical Trials

Our team of physicians is actively involved in research to better understand the causes of Parkinson’s disease and to identify new treatments. Since 2013, MGH has been the home to the Parkinson Study Group, the largest not-for-profit network of Parkinson’s centers in North America. As a patient, you may have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Clinical trials for new investigational drugs
  • Research studies to find new and better ways to diagnose and monitor Parkinson’s disease
  • Studies that improve delivery and quality of care for Parkinson’s patients

If you are interested in volunteering for research, please ask to speak with a research coordinator or browse our list of movement disorders clinical trials.

Deep Brain Stimulation

Our neurosurgeons use deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat patients with a wide variety of movement disorders including Parkinson's disease and dystonias. DBS involves implanting an electrode in the brain to interrupt and stimulate nerve activity. Our center uses the most advanced stereotactic technology, microelectrode recordings, for optimal lead positioning and the best patient outcome.

About DBS at Mass General

Additional Resources

Our team is dedicated to providing information and access to resources that may help you in your journey with Parkinson’s.

Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes

We offer regular virtual PD exercise classes. Email parkinsons@partners.org to RSVP.

Parkinson’s Foundation

Parkinson’s Foundation

The Parkinson's Foundation offers support for people with Parkinson's and their families.

Michael J. Fox Foundation

Michael J. Fox Foundation

Dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease.

American Parkinson Disease Association

American Parkinson Disease Association

APDA is a grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease.