Healthy Living

Doctor with Parkinson's Continues to Serve the Medical World

Capistrant later started the Capistrant Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

Capistrant was also approached about starting a center at Bethesda Hospital dedicated to treating Parkinson’s patients. He was hesitant about this at first, but his wife insisted that it would be a great opportunity to share his experience fighting against the disease. He agreed, but on the condition that his name would not be used on the center. He was overruled, and the Capistrant Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders opened its doors in 2005.

“He is loved by our patients,” Li said. “He would meet patients and their families to provide personalized support. He participated in memorial services. Both he and his wife are very involved as advocates for the patients.”