Open Discussion on Parkinson's - Ask Dr. Ospina Anything You Want!

Lectures are held at Parkinson Voice Project and will be streamed live on our home page and Facebook page at 10:30am (CT).
A video of this lecture will be posted online by October 18, 2019.


Maria Cristina Ospina, MD


Lecture Description
Building an open and trusting relationship with your doctor is crucial to managing Parkinson's. Without trust, medication regimens and other recommendations may not be followed. During this special session, Dr. Ospina will discuss the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. She will conduct this time primarily as a special Q & A session. Audience members are encouraged to come to this session prepared to ask any question related to Parkinson's. No topic is off limits! Questions posted online will be addressed, as well. Please feel free to email questions ahead of time to .

Learner Outcomes
• Describe the importance of a trusting patient-doctor relationship for managing Parkinson’s.
• List three tasks to complete in preparation for an upcoming doctor visit.
• List one strategy for improving the patient-doctor relationship.


Maria Cristina Ospina, MD

Financial Relationship: Receives an honorarium for this lecture
Nonfinancial Relationship: None

Maria Cristina Ospina, MD is a movement disorder neurologist in private practice, as well as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Arizona. During her medical career, Dr. Ospina has been active in medical research, participating in several National Institutes of Health and pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials. She has served as an investigator in the Parkinson Study Group and as an invited speaker on a variety of topics related to movement disorders. She is trained in both the administration of botulinum toxin for dystonia and the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS). She believes in utilizing complementary modalities in Parkinson care and is an advocate for exercise to improve gait, flexibility, and mood.