What Clinicians Need to Know About Prime PD: Konstantin Karmazin, MD

The CMO of the digital wellness studio spoke on the options to personalize training curricula for patients with Parkinson disease. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]

WATCH TIME: 4 minutes

“What we’re trying to bake into our system, from a technology point of view, is to let physicians—when interested and with their patient’s approval—see their level of activity and the kind of programs that they’re engaging in, to let us cue the physicians in. That, hopefully, will give them a better sense of how [patients’] outcomes are going.”

Prime PD, a recently launched virtual fitness program for patients with Parkinson disease (PD) offers a variety of classes, including Rock Steady Boxing, Dance for PD, among others, all of which are evidence-based programs that patients can access via a subscription plan. To learn more about how this platform can be leveraged for clinicians, we sat down with the company’s chief medical officer, Konstantin Karmazin, MD, who explained that the platform enables the development of personalized curricula to meet individual interests and needs.

Patients with PD can choose different subscription levels, depending on how many classes they are looking to take each week. On top of this, every patient also gets a monthly one-on-one evaluation with a certified training coach experienced in working with this patient population. According to Karmazin, who is a clinical neurologist, this creates the ability for program to be tailored to specific needs and address limitations, whether that be with balance, rigidity, speed, or other issues. 

Karmazin further expressed how the platform intends to work “hand-in-hand” with physicians. When referring patients to physical therapy or other fitness programs, clinicians may not know what happens when patients go or how often they engage in the activity. With Prime PD, he said, physicians can access view patients’ activity levels, with patient consent, which allows them to better understand outcomes and manage other aspects of treatment.