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Communities of PD Excellence (Inland NW)

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

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Dr. Karin Duncan, NMD
Naturopathic Physician · CDA Healing Arts

Dr. Karin is a board-certified Naturopathic Physician, graduating from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. Dr. Karin’s practice is focused in neurologic health, and specifically in the holistic approach to Parkinson’s Disease. She serves as an adjunct physician for the Parkinson’s Disease Summer School in Kenmore WA, which attracts PwP and their care partners globally. Dr. Karin is actively involved in advocacy and education for the NWPF and featured in podcasts sharing her approach. She embraces a philosophy centered around forming and maintaining resilience in health and incorporates these values into each patient encounter.

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Dr. Laurie Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH
Naturopathic Physician · Seattle Integrative Medicine

Laurie Mischley, ND PhD MPH studied naturopathic medicine (ND) at Bastyr University and epidemiology (MPH) and nutritional sciences (PhD) at the University of Washington and she maintains appointments at both Universities. Her work is focused on identifying the nutritional requirements unique to individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and has published on coenzyme Q10, lithium, NAD+, and glutathione deficiency (www.lauriemischley.com). She is Principal Investigator of the Modifiable Variables in Parkinsonism (MVP) Study (MVP-study.com), which is attempting to describe why some people with PD progress slower than others. She is working on ways to study, package and deliver evidence-based lifestyle modification as a therapeutic strategy. She founded the Parkinson Center for Pragmatic Research (www.parkinson-cpr.com) and the canine scent-based PD screening tool, ParK-9 (www.Park-9.com), developed a patient-reported outcome measure to assess PD severity (www.PD-symptoms.com), built the Parkinson Symptom Tracking (PRO-PD) App, and is instructor of the online series, Parkinson School (www.Parkinson-School.com). Dr. Mischley maintains a small clinical practice at Seattle Integrative Medicine focused on nutrition and neurological health of patients with Parkinsonism.

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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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