The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program at King Fahad Medical City This paper chronicles the initiation and development of the Parkinson's disease and movement disorders program under the umbrella of the National Neuroscience Institute at King Fahad Medical City in Saudi Arabia. It discusses the methodology and philosophy behind achieving optimal care based on available resources, cultural considerations, and evidence-based practices. ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2015
The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program at King Fahad Medical City
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Fadi Y. AlSwaiti
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • Robert Mayo
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • Jawad A. Bajwa
    Parkinson's, Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Program, National Neuroscience Institute, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Financial Disclosure: Fadi Y. AlSwaiti is a doctoral student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Robert Mayo is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jawad A. Bajwa has no financial interests related to the content of this article.
    Financial Disclosure: Fadi Y. AlSwaiti is a doctoral student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Robert Mayo is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jawad A. Bajwa has no financial interests related to the content of this article.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Fadi Y. AlSwaiti and Robert Mayo have no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. Jawad A. Bajwa is program director for Parkinson's, Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Program at King Fahad Medical City.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Fadi Y. AlSwaiti and Robert Mayo have no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. Jawad A. Bajwa is program director for Parkinson's, Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Program at King Fahad Medical City.×
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Article   |   June 01, 2015
The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program at King Fahad Medical City
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, June 2015, Vol. 5, 33-40. doi:10.1044/gics5.1.33
History: Received April 28, 2015 , Revised June 3, 2015 , Accepted June 6, 2015
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, June 2015, Vol. 5, 33-40. doi:10.1044/gics5.1.33
History: Received April 28, 2015; Revised June 3, 2015; Accepted June 6, 2015

This paper chronicles the initiation and development of the Parkinson's disease and movement disorders program under the umbrella of the National Neuroscience Institute at King Fahad Medical City in Saudi Arabia. It discusses the methodology and philosophy behind achieving optimal care based on available resources, cultural considerations, and evidence-based practices. Currently, the program is the first in the country to provide comprehensive medical and rehabilitative services for patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, setting high standards and establishing foundations for research and regional awareness.

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