31 minutes | Apr 28, 2021

Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Parkinson's Disease

The fight for a cure to Parkinson's Disease has been a decades-long battle, with several treatments evolving alongside the evolution of medicine as a practice. In this episode, host Richard Miles sits down with Dr. Michael Okun, the Chair of Neurology, and Professor and Executive Director of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at the University of Florida College of Medicine.  He is an expert on deep brain stimulation, and author of over 400 peer reviewed articles as well as the book Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life.  Here, Dr. Okun dispels myths surrounding Parkinson's, talks about his research and clinical work, and discusses his involvement with several non-profits raising awareness on other conditions and diseases.  "Every day that I practice medicine, I know less," says Dr. Okun.  "It's a profession where you have to have a lot of humility. You have to have an open mind and things change over time." 
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