The different health professionals

General practitioner : The general practitioner is the practitioner we consult most often during our lives. He treats everyday health problems while knowing our medical and family history. He ensures the personalized follow-up of his patients by prescribing them adapted treatments. He can redirect them to specialized doctors when the patient’s symptoms are no longer his responsibility. The patient must first go through his doctor before consulting a specialist (except for the gynecologist, ophthalmologist, psychiatrist and dentist) in order to be reimbursed in full by social security. The general practitioner is the coordinator of the care path of his patients. Neurologist The neurologist is a doctor who specializes in diseases of the nervous system (which includes the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves). Physiotherapist Masseurs-physiotherapists intervene with patients who are most often referred to them by doctors. In the context of Parkinson’s disease, he intervenes in particular on the disorders of gait, posture, respiratory disorders. Nurse A nurse performs essential functions in a health care facility or at home. Close to the patients, he provides them with the care necessary for their recovery while providing them with great moral support. Psychologist Working in an institution or as a liberal, the psychologist is a professional who listens, accompanies and helps people who have moral or psychic disorders, punctual or chronic. Depending on his specialization, the psychologist is aimed at different audiences: children, adolescents, adults, employees, couples. Speech therapist The speech-language pathologist prevents, identifies and treats voice, speech and language disorders as well as swallowing disorders in children and adults. One of his main skills is to design and implement rehabilitation programs. Attention this is not an exhaustive list of interveners who can intervene in the context of Parkinson’s disease. Indeed, other professions may intervene.