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Neurologists/Movement Disorder Specialists (MDS)

Parkinson's doctors, neurologists, movement disorder specialistsIf you have Parkinson’s Disease, it is important to see a doctor who specializes in movement disorders. According to the Michael J. Fox Foundation,  a movement disorder specialist is a neurologist with specific training in the subspecialty of movement disorders.

These specialists typically see a greater number of patients with movement disorders and are more familiar with the treatments and medications that people with Parkinson’s need. Movement Disorder Specialists are usually more up to date on the latest research and clinical trials. It is helpful to choose a doctor who is aware of and  will refer you to resources in your community like support groups and fitness programs. Your Movement Disorder Specialist is a crucial member of your care team so it is also important to choose a doctor that you feel comfortable talking with and takes time to address your concerns.

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Sanaz Attaripour Isfahani MD, MDSIrvine, Orange, Yorba Linda, Tustin
Mindy Bixby DO, MDSLaguna Beach, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo
Mitchell Brin MD, MDSIrvine
Dr. Nita Chen MD MDSNewport Beach
Khashayar Dashtipour MD, PhD, MDSNewport Beach
Claire Henchcliffe MD, MDSIrvine
Ken Martinez MD, MDS  Aliso Viejo
Anna Morenkova MD,PhD, MS Irvine, Orange
Carolyn Neff MD, MDSKaiser
Farzin Pedouim MD, MDSNewport Beach
Nicolas Phielipp MD, MDS Irvine, Orange
Saulena Shafer DO, MDS Newport Beach, Tustin
David Swope MD, MDSIrvine, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach
Sandeep Thakkar DO, MDSNewport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach
Ronak Vora DO, MDSMission Viejo




Ajay Ananda MDKaiser
Devin Binder MDFountain Valley
Christopher Duma MD  Newport Beach
Frank Hsu MD, PhD Irvine
Michelle Paff MDOrange, Laguna Hills
Alex Taghva MD Mission Viejo



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