Parkinson’s disease expert to speak in Salisbury

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 2, 2011

Parkinson expert speaks to group
Dr. Sanjay S. Iyer, director of Carolina Center for Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders will speak to the Rowan Parkinson Support Group on Tuesday. The program will be at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.
Iyerís special clinical interest includes deep brain stimulation and trials involving new drugs for Parkinson disease. Iyer will answer questions from the group after his presentation.
For more information about the Iyer program or the Parkinsonís support group that meets the first at 1 p.m. Tuesday of each month, please contact Racine Douglas at 704-636-6533 or Peggy Wilson at 704-633-3181.
The Carolina Center for Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders, located within Carolinas Medical, offers a comprehensive approach to patient care that includes physicians, physical therapists and others who are appropriate to Parkinsonís care.
Anyone who has an interest in Parkinson disease is encouraged to attend the program.
April is Parkinson Awareness Month. Parkinson disease, which remains little-understood, affects 50,000 new patients a year.