A Unique Resource for Parkinson’s Patients
Located within the Reliant Medical Group Neurology Suite at the Worcester Medical Center, the Parkinson’s Disease Center of Central Massachusetts provides easily accessible care for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. Patients are treated by a team of caregivers, with expertise in both medical and non-medical management.
Led by a movement disorders specialist
With Parkinson’s disease, choices made about treatment can have a major impact on the long-term course of the illness. Therefore, many physicians recommend that Parkinson’s patients see a movement disorders specialist early in the course of the disease. Led by Dr. David Sommer, a fellowship-trained neurologist who is a movement disorders specialist, the Parkinson’s Disease Center of Central Massachusetts can provide a level of care that truly makes a difference in the daily lives of patients.
Care that’s built around each individual patient
All patients first undergo a standardized assessment and then the effects of the disease are examined within the context of their everyday lives. This allows a treatment plan to be developed that makes the most sense for each individual patient. Managing Parkinson’s disease can be complex, but the Parkinson’s Disease Center of Central Massachusetts is dedicated to providing world class care that helps patients maximize their function and minimize their disability from this disease.
A range of advanced treatments for Parkinson’s
What sets the Parkinson’s Disease Center of Central Massachusetts apart is the comprehensive nature of care provided. Not only will patients find the latest approved therapies, they will also benefit from a rehab therapist schooled in the best physical therapy protocols for Parkinson’s treatment. The Center is also dedicated to providing the best experience possible for patients and referring physicians – from medication refills to working closely with insurance companies. In addition, Dr. Sommer is experienced in deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy and has a working relationship with area surgeons who provide device implants. Following surgery, patients can receive their follow-up care locally with Dr. Sommer for greater convenience.
Some of the services offered at the Parkinson’s Disease Center of Central Massachusetts include:
- Prescription medication management
- for motor symptoms (e.g., tremor, stiffness, balance trouble)
- for non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression, fatigue, memory difficulty)
- Physical therapy to build and maintain strength and mobility
- Guidance on diet and exercise
- Referral to clinical trials
- Care coordination with home health agencies
- Referral to community support groups and organizations
- Care coordination with mental health providers
- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
- Botulinum toxin therapy for dystonia and severe drooling
We look forward to working with you and showing you why so many Parkinson’s disease patients turn to us for care that meets the highest standards.