Jon D. Kaiser, MD
Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Holistic Health
For appointments call: 415-381-7655
Parkinson’s disease is the most common movement disorder and the second most common neurodegenerative disease. In addition to motor symptoms such as joint stiffness and gait abnormalities, many Parkinson’s patients experience cognitive impairment during the course of their lives including attention difficulties, forgetfulness, and slow thought processes. These symptoms cause a tremendous amount of distress and disability in PD patients.
During the past fifteen years, abnormalities in mitochondrial structure and function have been identified as highly prominent in Parkinson’s disease. These mitochondrial abnormalities have been shown to occur early in the course of Parkinson’s disease, often predating the occurrence of clinical symptoms.
We will put in place a well-defined mitochondrial support program designed to decrease oxidative stress and promote mitochondrial repair with the goal of improving brain function and stabilizing PD symptoms. Quantitative testing (UPDRS) can be followed regularly to monitor the effects of the treatment program on both motor and cognitive symptoms.
I have been with Dr. Kaiser now for over 15 years and I can say for sure that he is truly a lifesaver and a game changer. I will never forget when my previous doctor told me that I had a terminal illness. However, from the moment I met Dr. Kaiser, he let me know he would put no limit on my lifetime. Dr. Kaiser not only extended my lifetime, he has also greatly improved its quality.
Working with Dr. Kaiser from out of town has been easy. I flew to see him for the first few visits and since then have had all my appointments by phone. Lab slips are sent to me and I get blood work done and results are sent to Dr. Kaiser and then we have our phone visit, easy as that. Thank you Dr. Kaiser for changing my life forever!
Sean K.....Seattle, Washington
When I first met with you, my entire intestinal system was devastated from intestinal parasites and chronic antibiotic treatment. Your care, attention, knowledge, and the treatments you offered me based on your research, helped me rebuild my whole life.
If I hadn't found you, things could have gone in a really bad direction. As it was, you set me on a gentle and gradual course for recovery that healed my entire life. An unexpected effect of improving my gut health was that the migraines and chronic sinus infections I'd had my whole life completely stopped.
Thank you for how much you helped me and I am so happy that you have returned to private practice. I know that everyone you care for will be very, very lucky.
With love and respect,
Jessica S…..Chicago, Illinois