Casey H. Halpern, MD, Neurosurgeon, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, will be discussing “Advanced Treatments for Advanced PD and Tremor-What to do when the Medications Start Failing,” at the Clovis/Greater Fresno Parkinson’s Support group meeting on Saturday, February 9, from 10:00am to Noon. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
Dr. Halpern will discuss treatment options for those living with advanced PD and/or tremor for whom medications are no longer an effective option. Dr. Halpern will be joined by Perminder Bhatia, MD, a neurologist in private practice in Fresno.
Saturday, February 9, 10:00am-12:00pm
Parking is free. This meeting is open to the public. No RSVP is required to attend.
For more information on the group/meeting venue, contact group Leader Patty Stratton, 559-940-3752, pattystratton21@
Casey H. Halpern, MD. Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of neurology and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center
Dr. Halpern received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed his residency in Neurosurgery and fellowship training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Following his residency and fellowship training, he joined the Neurosurgery faculty at Stanford University to partner with Dr. Jaimie Henderson to continue to build the movement disorder surgery program. Dr. Halpern is an expert in minimally invasive, surgical approaches to movement disorders, epilepsy and chronic pain. He is active in translational research to expand the indications of deep brain stimulation to psychiatric disorders and even conditions such as obesity. He collaborates closely with Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D., (Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience) on the development of smart technologies to treat these disorders. Together, they are exploring the ability to detect electrical signals in the brain that predict impulsive behavior such as binge eating. Such an electric biomarker may be successful at triggering reactive stimulation to block binge eating, potentially inducing weight loss and relief of type 2 diabetes in obesity.
On our webpage we have many resources with information on PD treatment options, including Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and other surgical therapies and information and strategies for living with Advanced PD