What resources would you recommend for patients and families wanting to learn more?
There are a variety of resources both in the city of Louisville and online. There is the Parkinson’s
Disease Support Center Kentucky located at 315 Tone Park Circle in Louisville. Their phone number is
502-254-3388. A colleague of mine also suggested Rock Steady Boxing at Louisville. Non-combat boxing
drills emphasize core strength, balance and rhythm, and can help keep the mind healthy. Their phone
number is 502-254-3388.
There are also several notable websites with great information, including www.parkinson.org,
www.michaeljfox.org, and www.apdaparkinson.org.
What else is important for patients to know that we haven’t mentioned?
Everyone is different. Not everyone develops Parkinson’s in the same way. Some go slower, some go
Some see deficiencies on the left side of the body, some on the right side. Everyone has their
own disease. Because of that, I try to individualize the treatment based on each patient’s development
and help them whatever way I can.
Thank you Dr. Rukmaiah Bhupalam for a wealth of
useful information. Dr. Bhupalam is a board certified
neurologist associated with Norton and Baptist Health
Systems. He graduated from Mysore Medical School
in India before coming to America and training at the
Medical College of Wisconsin.
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