Many pwp are dissatisfied with their specialists. Every neuro is a self proclaimed expert and the best out there! But sadly they only have a few things they can influence with pd:
1) Prescribe meds: l/d, agonists and azilect. Basically if you feel compromised and you have pd then l/d is prescribed and sometimes agonists. If you are early stage and not compromised then perhaps azilect alone.
2) All the motor tests indicate how much dosage is required. But you know that yourself after a while but it is nice to get another opinion.
3) If a person has anxiety and or depression then standard meds can be given.
4) They can monitor the complications from the symptoms, blood pressure, irregular heart beat, joint pains and so on, constipation, etc.
5) They can speak to us as a fellow human beings and try to put our minds at ease.
6) Recommend dbs for some if life becomes intolerable, and this starts a whole new cycle of monitoring and meds.
7) They can suggest exercise, physio for example.
What else can they do?