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Neurology

Care for Parkinson's

Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder in which the brain slowly stops producing a chemical called dopamine. The loss of dopamine results in the person having less and less ability to regulate their movement, body and emotions.

Parkinson's disease itself is not fatal. However, complications from the disease are serious and can lead to death. No cure exists for Parkinson's. The goal of the care team is keep the patient’s quality of life as high as possible.

Excellence in Parkinson’s care

Legacy offers a team of experts, the Portland Parkinson's Program in collaboration with the Oregon Clinic, to provide care that is personalized to help you achieve and maintain an active, high quality life with Parkinson's disease. The team is led by neurologists, with specially trained rehabilitation therapists and a social worker.

This program is uniquely tailored to each patient and may include:

  • Medications
  • Physical, mental and speech therapy
  • Balance training
  • Education and information on research studies
  • Referral to community programs for additional support and resources for self and family

Deep brain stimulation

One of the treatment options is deep brain stimulation (DBS), in which a surgeon places an electrode inside the brain to block signals that cause tremors and other movement problems. Learn about DBS here.

Our providers

Richard Rosenbaum, M.D., co-medical director
Keiran Tuck, M.D., co-medical director
Janis Denning, PA-C
Mehmet Caglar Berk, M.D., surgeon

Our therapists

Heather de Veux, P.T.
Monica McPartland,
DPT
Julia Robinson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Location

Portland Parkinson’s Program 
in collaboration with the Oregon Clinic
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Good Samaritan Building 2
1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 420
Portland, OR 97210
503-963-3100

Legacy Rehabilitation Services

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Medical Office Building 3
300 N. Graham St., Suite 430
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-3707

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