Expert physicians to speak to Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

by Patty Jenkins

The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Neda Heidari and Dr. Indu Subramanian will be our guests at our meeting held at the Lexington Assisted Living. These expert doctors will answer our questions and endeavor to help us understand more about how to live with and treat Parkinson’s Disease.

Neda Heidari MD is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Neurophysiologist. She graduated with honors in 2001 from Teheran University Medical Science and completed her fellowship in Neuromuscular Disorder and Epilepsy at USC Keck School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Neuromuscular Association. Dr. Heidari has been in practice in Ventura County for over a decade and treats various neurological disorders including Movement Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Epilepsy, Dementia, Headaches, Neuropathy and other neurological diseases. She performs a variety of in-office tests to help diagnose neurological diseases and Neuropathy. Dr. Heidari is also certified to make adjustments for patients who have had DBS (Deep Brain Stimulator) surgery for their tremors, Parkinson’s and/or Dystonia. She believes in educating patients about their disease and helping them understand the pathology and course of the disease. Dr. Heidari treats neurological conditions according to the newest, up-to-date practice guidelines and advance technologies. She is dedicated to making her patients and their caregivers feel better and live a happier and a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Indu Subramanian received her medical degree in 1996 from the University of Toronto, Canada. She interned for a year in San Diego Mercy Hospital before joining the UCLA Neurology Residency Program which she completed in 2000. Dr. Subramanian received her Movement Disorder Fellowship training at UCLA Movement Disorders, UCLA School of Medicine from 2000-2002.  Upon completing her fellowship training, Dr. Subramanian has stayed on as Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA . She was on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2001 and 2011. Dr. Subramanian established the movement disorder clinic at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration and has recently assumed the position of the Director of the South West PDRECC (Parkinson Disease Research, Education and Clinical Care). She has developed an interest in complementary and alternative medicine with a special interest in Yoga and Mindfulness. She underwent a 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2015 and is currently studying to be a mindfulness instructor to teach MBSR .She is designing a yoga teacher-training program for yoga instructors who are interested in working with Parkinson’s Disease patients.

The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group welcomes our members and care-partners, visitors and new friends who find themselves in this battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Join us April 11th from 1-3pm at the Lexington Assisted Living, 5440 Ralston St. There is a drop-off/loading and unloading driveway in the front of the building and extra parking is graciously available across the street in the Baptist Church parking lot.

Check in at the front desk for directions to the 3rd floor and sign-in at the meeting so we can keep in touch with you. For more information call Patty at 766-6070. We are an independent and volunteer-organized group not affiliated with or a part of any other organization or group. Reservations are not required. Thanks to the generosity of the Lexington Assisted Living, we are able to have our meetings every second Wednesday of the month.

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