Healthy Living

Serious Shortage of Doctors Affects Parkinson's Disease Patients

Financial Burdens

Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s can have a huge impact on the person’s life, not to mention the financial costs involved in treating it. In the United States, each patient could spend to about $2,500 per year on medication alone and $100,000 for surgical procedures. This may be quite a pain in the budget for some, but study shows that with the right doctor or neurologist, which would also mean proper diagnosis and treatments, people with Parkinson’s disease increases their chances of living even longer and make their current condition much easier to handle and adapt to in their daily living. Studies have also shown that neurologists are better in treating Parkinson’s disease in comparison to general practitioners.