Look for a neurologist who specializes in treating Parkinson's. The right doctor will understand your needs and treatment options and will be your partner through this journey.
A movement disorder specialist is a neurologist with extra training in movement disorders, like Parkinson’s disease. These specialists have experience with the full range of treatment options. They often work at a major university or teaching hospital, which may be involved in Parkinson's research.
Some general neurologists are also experienced in treating Parkinson's, though they may also treat more than a hundred other conditions.
Whether you see a general neurologist or movement disorder specialist, be honest about your symptoms and how your treatment is working. Ask about other options you could try. And don’t hesitate to get another opinion.