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Communities of PD Excellence (Inland NW)

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Meet Your Local and Regional PD Experts around the Inland Area of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Those in Western Montana and other markets are welcome to join. This is online, so no travel needed.

Join NWPF and your local community of PD care and support experts in this 10-week speaker series. Learn more about their programs and services and how they can help you maintain and control your PD symptoms so you live your BEST Life!

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm PST (ONLINE)


Week 1: 1/9/24: Dr. Jason Aldred, Movement Disorder Specialist, Selkirk Neurology
Week 2: 1/16/24: Dr. Marci Nemhauser, Social Services Manager, Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation
Week 3: 1/23/24: Dr. Sharon Hall, Physical Therapy, Gordon Physical Therapy, PWR! Program
Week 4: 1/30/24: Linda Lee, PassToPass Wilderness Trips for PwP
Week 5: 2/6/23: AC Woolnough, Pat Gayman & Sally Sullivan, Support Group Leaders
Week 6: 2/13/24: Dr. Danielle Wald, Neuropsychology, Providence Neuroscience Institute
Week 7: 2/20/24: Lindsay Williams, Speech-Language Therapist, Eastern Washington University
Week 8: 2/27/24: Melissa Bixby, MS, CCRC, Inland Northwest Research
Week 9: 3/5/24: Dr. Jonathan Carlson, Neurosurgeon, Inland Neurosurgery and Spine & John Cahill, DBS Therapy Consultant, Boston Scientific and Bionic Brain Club

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Dr. Jonathan Carlson, MD
Neurosurgeon · Providence and Inland Neurosurgery and Spine

Dr. Jonathan Carlson is a board-certified neurosurgeon at Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. He specializes in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy for Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor disease and dystonia, as well as brain tumor surgery, and radiosurgery treatment of brain tumors. Dr. Carlson completed his residency in neurological surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in 2008. His medical degree was completed in 2001 at Loma Linda University. He received a Ph.D. in neuroscience in 1998 from Loma Linda University, studying Parkinson’s disease.

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John Cahill
DBS Therapy Consultant · Boston Scientific & Bionic Brain Club

John grew up in Billings, MT and made his way to Missoula, MT where he attended the University of Montana.  Shortly after graduation he started working in the medical device industry.  In 2013 he started working for Medtronic DBS in Spokane, WA supporting Montana, Idaho, and eastern Washington.  John joined the Parkinson’s Resource Center in 2012, a local Spokane patient focused non-profit, as a board member and served as board president and has been on Summit for Parkinson’s board since 2020.  He currently works for Boston Scientific DBS and resides in the Spokane area with his wife and three kids. He enjoys coming back home to Montana to see family and friends.

Week 10: 3/12/24: Dr. Karin Duncan, NMD, CDA Healing Arts & Dr. Laurie Mischley, NMD Naturopathic Medicine

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Questions? Need Assistance?
Contact Kristine Pedigo, Director of Programs

Our online and in-person programs are FREE to you because of the dedication of our partners, instructors, and generous donors. Thank you for helping to support our mission, so that no one walks the Parkinson’s journey alone.



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