Geisinger Hosting Monthly PA Health Talks

Geisinger will host PA Health Talk events to discuss movement disorders and treatment from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Geisinger Medical Center Hospital for Advanced Medicine Community Room.

The informal discussions will be led by David Ferrone, M.D., Geisinger neurosurgeon, who will explain how deep brain stimulation (DBS) can improve life for people with movement disorders.

The sessions will explore:

  • How DBS can treat essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and dystonia
  • Which patients qualify for DBS
  • Expected results of DBS therapy

The first dates are:

  • July 9
  • Aug. 13
  • Sept. 10
  • Oct. 8

People of any age can have essential tremor, but it’s most common after age 40. The condition is often hereditary. Men are more likely to have Parkinson’s disease, and diagnoses increase with age.

The talks include a Q&A session. Lunch will be provided. Online registration is available. For more information, call 570-271-7321.