Thursday, December 2, 2021

The 561 Face of Parkinson’s Care and Research

Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of Boca Raton 

Stuart H. Isaacson, MD FAAN , Director 

Dr. Stuart H. Isaacson, MD., is an internationally recognized expert in Parkinson’s disease, with more than 200 scientific publications and experience as lead investigator in global research programs. A board-certified movement disorder neurologist, Dr. Isaacson received his MD from Northwestern University, fellowships at National Institutes of Health and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where he was subsequently attending physician. 

In 1999, Dr. Isaacson established the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of Boca Raton, a non-university based academic center. Along with Harvard and Miami trained movement disorder specialist Dr. Sagari Betté, Dr. Isaacson directs a team of clinicians, nurses, research coordinators, and social workers, combining a holistic clinical approach to treatment with access to one of the largest Parkinson’s clinical research centers in the U.S. 

For accurate diagnosis, the Center provides no-cost gene testing, skin biopsy, and DaTscan. Patients and families are educated about newly FDA-approved therapies for Parkinson’s. Expert medical care is integrated with options to participate in ongoing research programs for persistent symptoms and to slow progression in the recently diagnosed. Research also focuses on two genes that cause Parkinson’s in Ashkenazi Jewish patients, and the preventPD program was recently launched for those at higher risk of developing Parkinson’s. 

The Parkinson’s Wellness Center complements clinical care and research, offering daily lectures, therapy, counseling, and exercise. These are available at no cost to the community, supported by the Parkinson’s Research and Education Foundation, whose mission is to support local research, education, services, and outreach for those living with Parkinson’s disease. 




This sponsored content is from the 2022 issue of Boca Chamber and the November/December 2021 issue of Boca magazineFor more from this year’s 561 Faces special section, click here.

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