Unraveling Health Disparities for Women with Parkinson’s Disease

Unraveling Health Disparities for Women with Parkinson’s Disease

In this 12-minute video for primary care physicians from August 25, 2017, movement disorder specialist Allison Willis, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania explains that “More men than women are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease by almost a 2 to 1 margin. However, women receive supportive surgery less often than men, and their symptoms are more severe on average by the time surgical options are taken.”  Listen to Dr. Willis speak about the gender differences in diagnosing and managing Parkinson’s Disease.