If you’re looking for an easy-to-understand explanation of Parkinson’s disease and its treatments, consider attending a presentation by Salima Brillman, MD. Neurologist Dr. Brillman speaks once a month at Atria Foster Square, a senior living community in Foster City offering independent and assisted living and memory care. The presentation, held in Atria Foster Square’s comfortable theater is attended free-of-charge by members of the Parkinson’s community and Atria residents.
Dr. Brillman is a board-certified neurologist with a fellowship in movement disorders, which include Parkinson’s Disease, Atypical Parkinsonism, Drug Induced Parkinsonism, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Lewy Body Dementia and other Neurodegenerative disorders. Upon completion of her fellowship in 2006, she was a pioneer in the development of the only DBS program in North Dakota where she also was on the faculty at UND. In Florida, she became involved in clinical trials, served on the faculty at FIU and continued her passion for patient care. In 2015, she and her family moved back to her native California, where she was the Director of the Clinical Care Program at the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center.
Dr. Brillman has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all forms of movement disorders and is proficient in DBS, Duopa and Neurotoxin therapies. She is not only interested in the motor aspects of movement disorders, but the vast non-motor elements that accompany each disease state and recognizes the importance of following those as well.
In her presentation, Dr. Brillman reviews a variety of medication options such as Parcopa, Rytary, Duopa, and dopamine agonists Mirapex, Requip, Neupro, and Apoky. She covers MAOB treatments Selegiline, Rasagiline, and Safinamide in addition to Comt inhibitor Entacapone, Amantadine, surgical options Deep Brain Stimulation and Focus Guided Ultrasound. Dr. Brillman includes treatments for REM sleep behavior disorder, constipation, psychosis, cognitive dysfunction, neurogenic orthostatic hypertension, anxiety and depression, and drooling. She also reviews what’s in the pipeline for PD with disease modification treatments currently in clinical trials.
The number of options for treatment are daunting but she is effective in her explanation of how each alternative works for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Brillman can be contacted at Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of Silicon Valley, 418 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Tel: 650 847-1498, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Brillman’s next discussion on non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease will be on Tuesday, March 26 at 11 am.
To reserve a seat for March 26 or future PD presentations, contact Karen Malekos Smith, Community Sales Director, Atria at Foster Square, 707 Thayer Lane, Foster City, CA 94404, O: 650.532.2460, C: 650.431.5029 AtriaFosterSquare.com