Mysteriouser and Mysteriouser: Ghost Stories and Death in Medicine

Photo by Stefano Pollio on Unsplash I knew far more when I was 24 and just starting my medical career than I know today. If you asked me, I would confidently tell you that free will was a myth, the soul an illusion, and stories of ghosts and heaven simply wishful thinking. The older I … Continue reading Mysteriouser and Mysteriouser: Ghost Stories and Death in Medicine

Neuropalliative Care During COVID-19—Addressing Isolation, Fear, and Terminal Illness

COVID-19 has had an immense impact on multiple populations. In this brief news article, I am one of several experts interviewed discussing the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 and social distancing on people living with advanced neurologic disease and their family care partners. It also shows how important neuropalliative care is in dealing with these additional … Continue reading Neuropalliative Care During COVID-19—Addressing Isolation, Fear, and Terminal Illness

Interview for Parkinson Movement Disorders Alliance wHolistic! Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPwgr4YVJfc&feature=youtu.be The PMD Alliance is an amazing organization “dedicated to providing opportunities for people to learn, live more fully and spark meaningful connections around them.” In this interview with my friend and colleague Indu Subramanian, I talk about my medical and spiritual journey into neuropalliative care, the results of a recent trial of neuropalliative care, … Continue reading Interview for Parkinson Movement Disorders Alliance wHolistic! Series

Comparison of Integrated Outpatient Palliative Care With Standard Care in Patients With Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders

A Randomized Clinical Trial Is outpatient palliative care associated with improvements in patient or caregiver outcomes compared with current standards of care among persons with Parkinson disease and related disorders? In this randomized clinical trial of 210 patients with Parkinson disease and related disorders and 175 caregivers, patients receiving palliative care had better quality of … Continue reading Comparison of Integrated Outpatient Palliative Care With Standard Care in Patients With Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders

Talking Palliative Care and Patient Resources with No Copay Radio

No Copay Radio helps anyone concerned with health learn the truth behind health headlines. Starring Murphy Huston, this podcast offers the inside story on health news. I spoke with No Copay Radio about about palliative care, telehealth, and other patient resources on two different occasions. Listen to the episodes below! May 13, 2017 // LISTEN … Continue reading Talking Palliative Care and Patient Resources with No Copay Radio