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Now What?

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As much as I can see the blessings that I now enjoy as a result of the trajectory my life has taken, I still struggle with the loss of my career to some extent. I loved being a family physician. Read more...

"Take Care!"

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I’ve said it myself countless times and have preached the need for self-care at public lectures and in private counsels with friends and family. But do I practice what I preach? Read more...

Bumpy Ride

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Not that I let it prevent me from traveling. Like most other things, I refuse to let PD take away that aspect of my life. I would much rather suffer through than not experience what the world has to offer. Read more...

"On" Again "Off" Again

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There is such a fine line between taking adequate doses of drugs to push your body into an “on” state and over replacement of the depleted dopamine which results in even more bothersome Read more...

The Truth of The Matter

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What I fear most is not so much losing my independence (that I still believe I will maintain) but instead, that I will someday be faced with a task or challenge that I am unable to tackle Read more...

The Pain of it All...

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Pain. Part and parcel of this experience I guess. Most of the time, discomfort in muscles and joints is secondary to lack of spontaneous movement, rigidity and abnormalities Read more...

Sleep - Overrated?

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Some nights I put up with it, repeating the sleep-dream-wake cycle over and over again until the alarm rings or some nights, like tonight, I get fed up of waking with my heart pounding, disoriented and anxious. Read more...

Trust Me

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When I was still in clinical practice as a family physician, this was one of the challenges I faced on a daily basis. I tried to over medicate myself in an effort to avoid the tremor Read more...



Other Publications

Life With Parkinson's

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Diagnosed with the young onset form of the disease, Dr. Soania Mathur overcame the desire to hide her condition and has emerged as a driven advocate for improving the treatment and quality of life for Parkinson's patients. Read more...

Working With PD

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Mathur, 43, found that she wasn't able to juggle the workload of being a family physician while at the same time raising two young children.  Read more...

Pushing To Find Cure

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Like Fox, Soania Mathur's first instinct upon diagnosis was to hide her disease. She was 26, pregnant with her first child, and just beginning Read more...


PD Hits Old & Young

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Mathur told a crowded Alumni Hall she was just 27 when she was hit by Parkinson's disease. Mathur was rattled by the illness could affect her at such an early age. Read more...

10 Ways To Participate in Your Medical Care

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As a physician I have seen first-hand the different ways people face very similar diagnoses. Regardless of our diagnosis, the fundamental approach is the same -- we must be active participants in our medical care Read more...






About.com

A Patient's Guide To Diagnosis

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The process of diagnosing Parkinson's disease can be a daunting one and is often not straight forward.  As someone experiencing symptoms Read more...

Diagnosing PD - An Overview

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Some of you have ended up here at this site as a result of your search for answers.  You’ve noticed your hand or finger is shaking or perhaps your arm no longer swings Read more...

Physical Exam in PD

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Once Parkinson's disease is suspected, a doctor's physical exam becomes an important part of the diagnostic process since this is still a clinical diagnosis. Read more...

The Many Symptoms of PD

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Although tremor is a very common symptom in Parkinson’s Disease it only one of many issues faced by those that live with the challenge of this illness.  Read more...


Diagnostic Testing in PD

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Although neuroimaging in the workup for Parkinson's disease is not definitive, it can sometimes help in distinguishing parkinsonism disorders from other Read more...

Importance of Biomarkers

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The search is on for biomarkers for Parkinson's disease, measurable indicators of disease.  Lear how they will revolutionize the diagnosis, management and development Read more...

Complex Etiology of PD

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But as we’ve learned to control the hallmark motor symptoms to some extent, it has become clear that there’s much more to this disease and that there are features that are not only debilitating Read more...

Differential Diagnosis in PD

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Not all tremors are Parkinson's disease.  Care must be taken to determine which of the group of disorders under the broad category, parkinsonism, is the likely diagnosis. Read more...

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