Recent Diagnosis

Have you been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease? Are you seeking additional information about the disease, how it will affect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and what to do next? 

If so, you've found the right place. Here we have extensive information about the following.

  • diagnosis process
  • methods for coping with a diagnosis
  • the progression of Parkinson's disease
  • how to get the most benefit from the care you receive
  • medications.

This information has been compiled and authored by Dr. Monique L. Giroux, MD, a board certified Neurologist and the only physician in the United States fellowship trained in movement disorders and integrative medicine.

Client Support Programs
  • PD Link Northwest, a peer-to-peer support program
  • NW Parkinson's Club, which encourages connecting with community and prevents isolation
  • Support group trainings for facilitators.

A social worker is also available by phone to assist people with Parkinson's and their carepartners in thinking through the questions pertinent to managing Parkinson's. These questions include how a diagnosis of Parkinson's affects all areas of a person's life, including physical, mental, emotional, vocational, social and spiritual health; and options on how quality of life can be improved in these areas can be explored. She is also available to provide PD related education and resources or simply lend a listening ear.