Sansum Clinic Neurologist Dr. Sarah Kempe-Mehl Speaks About Treatment Options for Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease Patients
On Saturday, February 15, UCLA’s Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery hosted a free seminar – “Tremor: How to Shake the Shakes.” The panel of experts, including Sansum Clinic Neurologist and movement disorder specialist, Sarah Kempe-Mehl, MD addressed concerns directly related to patients with Essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. Patients, family and healthcare providers were invited to learn from the panel of specialists about the diagnosis and prognosis of tremor and therapies that can dramatically improve quality of life in both Essential tremor patients and Parkinson’s disease patients. Topics included coping strategies, surgical therapies – deep brain stimulation (DBS), medical treatments and non-invasive treatments – focused radiation and ultrasound.
Dr. Sarah Kempe-Mehl received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her neurology residency at the University of California San Francisco and recently completed a fellowship in movement disorders at StanfordUniversity. Dr. Kempe-Mehl is a movement disorder specialist providing care to patients with Parkinson’s disease, atypical parkinsonism, essential tremor, restless leg syndrome, dystonia, tics, chorea, ataxia, tardive dyskinesias and functional movement disorders.
“Tremor: How to Shake the Shakes”, sponsored by UCLA and Medtronic took place Saturday, February 15 at The Fess Parker Santa Barbara Hotel at 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.