Episode 97: Identifying Gaps in Access to Parkinson Disease Care


Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you an exclusive interview with James Beck, PhD. [LISTEN TIME: 15 minutes]

James Beck, PhD, Parkinson's Foundation

James Beck, PhD

Episode 97 of the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 97, "Identifying Gaps in Access to Parkinson Disease Care" Features an interview with James Beck, PhD, senior vice president and chief scientific officer of the Parkinson's Foundation. Beck provided perspective on a recently published Medicare claims study that highlighted major gaps and disparities in access to Parkinson disease care. He spoke on the significance of the findings, including the lack of movement disorder specialists and issues with access to mental health professionals despite high rates of depression in this patient population. Furthermore, he spoke on the ways to make specialized care for Parkinson disease more obtainable, especially for those in rural or underserved communities.

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The stories featured in this week's Neurology News Minute, which will give you quick updates on the following developments in neurology, are further detailed here:


  • 1:15 – Overview of Medicare study and objectives
  • 2:20 – Greatest clinical take-home points from the data
  • 4:15 – Utilizing resources to cover gaps in access
  • 5:30 – Neurology News Minute
  • 8:05 – Reasons for lack of mental health professional support
  • 10:55 – Challenges with understanding depression in PD
  • 12:35 – Ensuring access to PD care in rural/underserved communities

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