I work as a physician assistant in neurology, specializing in movement disorders. I am primarily a clinician and most of my time is spent seeing patients in an outpatient setting at the Morreene Road clinic. The vast majority of my patients are treated for Parkinson’s disease, although I also treat essential tremor, dystonia, tardive dyskinesia and other movement disorders. In addition to seeing return patients, I also program deep brain stimulators (DBS) which are approved for use in Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. DBS involves high frequency electrical stimulation delivered to specific areas of the brain which helps with the symptoms of tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia and dystonia. I really enjoy programming as the results are often immediate and a patient will leave my office feeling better than when they walked in!
- PA-C, University of South Alabama, 2007