Fratellone Medical Associates

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's Disease treatment in NYCParkinson’s disease (PD) is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. As many as one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease. While approximately 15 percent of people with Parkinson’s are diagnosed before the age of 50, incidence increases with age. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are many treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage the symptoms, as well as nutritional therapies.

PD occurs when an area of the brain known as the substania nigra is damaged, and can no longer make the neurotransmitter, dopamine which carries movement orders to various parts of the body. Messages from the brain telling the body how and when to move are therefore delivered more slowly, leaving a person incapable of initiating and controlling movements in a normal way.

Parkinson’s disease can also cause several different symptoms. The specific group of symptoms that an individual experiences varies from person to person.

Some of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are:

Parkinson Treatment:
The conventional treatment for PD is with a chemical called L-dopa, which closely resembles dopamine, the neurotransmitter that is missing.

It is often used in combination with other conventional drugs. Many of these drugs require to avoid alcohol, antacids, and vitamin B6. Although natural treatment cannot take the place of medications, there is evidence that certain supplements with a change in dietary practices may slow the progression of the disease and add to the well-being of the patient’s quality of life.

Our practice focuses on specific testing:

  1. Urine testing for neurotransmitters
  2. Heavy metal provocative testing
  3. Allergy IgG food allergy testing

Integrative Treatment: Oral

  1. High dose Coenzyme Q 10 supplementation. Studies completed at the National Institute of Parkinson’s and the Michael J Fox Foundation have shown that high dose coenzyme Q10 from 1800 – 2400mg can reduce the progression of the disease
  2. Oral supplementation with essential oils
  3. Trace mineral replacement
  4. Amino acid replacement with 5 HTP based on the results of the urine transmitter testing
  5. Chelation program with either DMSA or EDTA based on the results of the heavy metal provocative urine results
  6. Oral phosphatidyl choline (lecithin), phosphatidyl serine and acetyl L carnitine replacemnt

Integrative Treatment: Intravenous

  1. Antioxidant intravenous replacement Program
  2. Intravenous phosphatidyl choline (Plaquex) Program

Organizations in association with Parkinson’s Disease:

American Parkinson Disease Association
135 Parkinson Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305-1425
Tel: 718-981-8001 800-223-2732 Calif: 800-908-2732
Fax: 718-981-4399
  National Parkinson Foundation
1501 N.W. 9th Avenue
Bob Hope Road
Miami, FL 33136-1494
Tel: 305-243-6666 800-327-4545
Fax: 305-243-5595
Parkinson Alliance
P.O. Box 308
Kingston, NJ 08528-0308
Tel: 609-688-0870 800-579-8440
Fax: 609-688-0875
  Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 4777
New York, NY 10163
Tel: 212-509-0995
Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN)
1025 Vermont Ave., NW
Suite 1120
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 800-850-4726 202-638-4101
Fax: 202-638-7257
  Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF)
1359 Broadway
Suite 1509
New York, NY 10018
Tel: 212-923-4700 800-457-6676
Fax: 212-923-4778
Parkinson’s Institute
1170 Morse Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1605
Tel: 408-734-2800 800-786-2958
Fax: 408-734-8522
  Parkinson’s Resource Organization
74-090 El Paseo
Suite 102
Palm Desert, CA 92260-4135
Tel: 760-773-5628 310-476-7030 877-775-4111
Fax: 760-773-9803
WE MOVE (Worldwide Education & Awareness for Movement Disorders)
204 West 84th Street
New York, NY 10024
Tel: 212-875-8312 866-546-3136
Fax: 212-875-8389
  Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation
Mt. Sinai Medical Center One Gustave L. Levy Place
P.O. Box 1490
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-5614
Fax: 212-987-0662

Our approach at Our approach at Fratellone Medical Treatment Center is to provide our patients for extensive ongoing conventional medical care, while providing the most effective integration with alternative treatments.