Parkinson’s Disease for the Hospitalist

Dr. Hooman Azmi & Dr. Fiona Gupta

Patients with Parkinson’s disease are more susceptible to developing hospital related complications. Healthcare providers equipped with a better understanding of PD and its implications in the hospital can improve the quality of care of this unique patient population and help avoid admissions related complications.

Written by two experts in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, this thorough reference guide is designed to provide hospitalists, internists, intensivists, geriatricians, anesthesiologists, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, medical students, or any other hospital-based practitioner that may come across a patient with Parkinson’s disease with all they need to better understand this patient population, including:

  • How Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed and managed
  • The importance of medication regimen and avoidance of contraindicated medications
  • The pitfalls of hospitalization and how to avoid them

With this valuable handbook, hospital healthcare providers will be better prepared to effectively treat patients admitted to the hospital who happen to have Parkinson’s disease. This can lead to safer hospitalization, a shorter length of stay, and a better experience for both the patients and their families or caregivers.

Dr. Hooman Azmi

Hooman Azmi, MD, FAANS, is the director of the Division of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. He has authored numerous articles on the topic of Parkinson’s disease and has lectured extensively on this subject. Dr. Azmi has spent the last ten years developing innovative protocols and programs to improve the care of patients with Parkinson’s disease, especially when they have been admitted to the hospital.

Dr. Fiona Gupta

Fiona Gupta, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and Fellowship trained Movement Disorders Specialist. She is Director of the Movement Disorders Outreach Program at Mount Sinai Health Systems and an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

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