Michael S. Okun M.D.

Biography

Michael S. Okun, MD is considered a world's authority on Parkinson's disease treatment, and his publications provide a voice and an outlet to empower people living all over the world.

He is currently Administrative Director and Co-director of the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. The center he runs is unique in that it is comprised of over 45 interdisciplinary faculty members from diverse areas of campus, all of whom are dedicated to care, outreach, education and research. Dr. Okun has been dedicated to this interdisciplinary care concept, and since his appointment as the National Medical Director for the National Parkinson Foundation in 2006, he has worked with the 43 international NPF centers of excellence to help foster the best possible environments for care, research and outreach in Parkinson disease, dystonia, Tourette, and movement disorders.

Dr. Okun has been supported by grants from the National Parkinson Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Parkinson Alliance, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research, and he currently runs the online international “Ask The Expert” forums, on the National Parkinson Foundation website. The forum is a free service that answers questions from every continent (except Antartica) and has over 10,000 postings in the last 3 years alone.

Dr. Okun has dedicated much of his career to the development of care centers for people suffering with movement disorders, but has also has enjoyed a prolific research career exploring non-motor basal ganglia brain features, and he has participated in pioneering studies exploring the cognitive, behavioral, and mood effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS). Dr. Okun holds the Adelaide Lackner Professorship in Neurology, has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, is a published poet (Lessons From the Bedside, 1995, available at Amazon.com), and has served as a reviewer for more than 25 major medical journals including JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has been invited to speak about Parkinson disease and movement disorders all over the world. His published works can be found in many sources and many languages and in such places as the New England Journal of Medicine and on the patient forums and blogs at the National Parkinson Foundation and at http://www.parkinsonsecrets.com.

Where to find Michael S. Okun M.D. online


Where to buy in print


Books

Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life: Persion Edition
Price: Free! Words: 33,640. Language: Persian. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
This is a Persian version of the bestselling book on Parkinson's disease treatment tips by Michael S. Okun, M.D.
10 секретов надежды и счастливой жизни с болезнью Паркинсона
Price: Free! Words: 30,770. Language: Russian. Published: January 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Я написал эту книгу, чтобы помочь больным этим недугом и их семьям по всему миру утолить эту жажду знания. И вот в этом вот духе, используя нашу сеть бывших товарищей и коллег, мы перевели эту книгу на максимально возможное количество языков, дабы распространить весть о секретах на надежду и более счастливую жизнь с болезнью Паркинсона.
De 10 Geheimen voor een Gelukkiger leven met de Ziekte van Parkinson
Price: Free! Words: 34,710. Language: Dutch. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Ik heb dit boek geschreven om te helpen met het lessen van deze dorst die parkinsonpatiënten en families wereldwijd met elkaar gemeen hebben. Met deze gedachte is het boek vertaald in zoveel mogelijk talen door ons netwerk van vakgenoten en collega’s om de boodschap over geheimen voor hoop en een gelukkiger leven met de ziekte van Parkinson te verspreiden.
Os 10 Segredos para uma Vida mais Feliz com a Doença de Parkinson
Price: Free! Words: 34,980. Language: Portuguese. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
The book addresses current Parkinson’s disease issues and also details emerging therapies (DBS, stem cells, vaccines, gene therapy, optogenetics). Okun masterfully breaks down all of the science into an easy to follow and pleasurable reading experience. Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations including Portuguese.
Les 10 Secrets pour une Vie Plus Heureuse avec la Maladie de Parkinson
Price: Free! Words: 39,480. Language: French. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
The book addresses current Parkinson’s disease issues and also details emerging therapies (DBS, stem cells, vaccines, gene therapy, optogenetics). Okun masterfully breaks down all of the science into an easy to follow and pleasurable reading experience. Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations including French, and also in an audio version.
Il trattamento del Parkinson: 10 segreti per una vita più felice
Price: Free! Words: 34,390. Language: Italian. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
The book addresses current Parkinson’s disease issues and also details emerging therapies (DBS, stem cells, vaccines, gene therapy, optogenetics). Okun masterfully breaks down all of the science into an easy to follow and pleasurable reading experience. Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations including Italia, and also in an audio version.
Die 10 Geheimnisse eines glücklicheren Lebens mit der Parkinson-Krankheit
Price: Free! Words: 33,520. Language: German. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Ich habe dieses Buch geschrieben, um diesen Wissensdurst, den sich Parkinson-Patienten und ihre Familien weltweit teilen, zu stillen. Gemeinsam mit einem Netzwerk aus ehemaligen Stipendiaten und Kollegen haben wir dieses Buch in so viele Sprachen wie möglich übersetzt, um das notwendige Wissen für ein hoffnungsvolleres und glücklicheres Leben mit der Parkinson-Krankheit in der Welt zu verbreiten.
10 secretos para vivir feliz a pesar de la enfermedad de Parkinson
Price: Free! Words: 35,100. Language: Spanish. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
The book which immediately shot to an Amazon 5 star bestseller addresses current Parkinson’s disease issues and also details emerging therapies (DBS, stem cells, vaccines, gene therapy, optogenetics). Okun masterfully breaks down all of the science into an easy to follow and pleasurable reading experience that is available in over 20 language translations.
Parkinson's Treatment English Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,880. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
The book which immediately shot to an Amazon 5 star bestseller addresses current Parkinson’s disease issues and also details emerging therapies (DBS, stem cells, vaccines, gene therapy, optogenetics). Okun masterfully breaks down all of the science into an easy to follow and pleasurable reading experience that is available in over 20 language translations.
Parkinsons Treatment Indonesian Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life 10 Rahasia Menggapai Harapan dan Hidup Lebih Bahagia dengan Penyakit Parkinson
Price: Free! Words: 30,050. Language: Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Parkinson's Treatment Indonesian Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. Additionally the book addresses all of the new and emerging therapies (stem cells, gene therapy, optogenetics, etc.).
Parkinson's Treatment Hindi Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
Price: Free! Words: 16,010. Language: Hindi. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Parkinson's Treatment Hindi Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. Additionally the book addresses all of the new and emerging therapies (stem cells, gene therapy, optogenetics, etc.).
Parkinson's Treatment Turkish Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life Parkinson Hastalığıyla Daha Mutlu Bir Yaşam İçin Bilinmeyen 10 Sır
Price: Free! Words: 28,290. Language: Turkish. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Parkinson's Treatment Turkish Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. The book covers practical tips and new therapies.
Parkinson's Treatment Tamil Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
Price: Free! Words: 7,940. Language: Tamil. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Written in Tamil. Parkinson's Treatment Tamil Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. Additionally the book addresses all of the new and emerging therapies (stem cells, gene therapy, optogenetics, etc.).
Parkinson's Treatment Urdu Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life پارکنسنُر مسرت زندگی کے دس راز
Price: Free! Words: 38,320. Language: Urdu. Published: April 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
پارکنسن پُر مسرت زندگی کے دس راز Parkinson's Treatment Urdu Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. Additionally the book addresses all of the new and emerging therapies (stem cells, gene therapy, optogenetics, etc.).
Parkinson's Treatment Thai Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
Price: Free! Words: 8,770. Language: Thai. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain)
Parkinson's Treatment Thai Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. Additionally the book addresses all of the new and emerging therapies (stem cells, gene therapy, optogenetics, etc.).
Parkinson's Treatment Marathi Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life पा􏰀कन्सन्स आजारा बरोबर आनंदी आयुष्य जगण्याची १० रहस्यं
Price: Free! Words: 12,420. Language: Marathi. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Parkinson's Treatment Marathi Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. Additionally the book addresses all of the new and emerging therapies (stem cells, gene therapy, optogenetics, etc.).
Parkinson's Treatment Polish Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life: 10 sekretów lepszego życia z chorobą Parkinsona
Price: Free! Words: 29,660. Language: Polish. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
10 sekretów lepszego życia z chorobą ParkinsonaParkinson's Treatment Polish Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. Additionally the book addresses all of the new and emerging therapies (stem cells, gene therapy, optogenetics, etc.).
Parkinson's Treatment Bengali Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life:পারিকনসn েরাগ থাকা aবsায় আেরা সখু ী জীবন যাপেনর 10িট েগাপন কথা মাiেকল eস. o
Price: Free! Words: 13,800. Language: Bengali. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Parkinson's Treatment Bengali Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. Additionally the book addresses all of the new and emerging therapies (stem cells, gene therapy, optogenetics, etc.).
Parkinson's Treatment: Arabic Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life: الأسرار العشر للأمل ولحياة اسعد مع مرض باركنسون
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,470. Language: Arabic. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Parkinson's Treatment Arabic Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. Additionally the book addresses all of the new and emerging therapies (stem cells, gene therapy, optogenetics, etc.).
De 10 Geheimen voor een Gelukkiger leven met de Ziekte van Parkinson
Price: Free! Words: 34,710. Language: Dutch. Published: March 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Ik heb dit boek geschreven om te helpen met het lessen van deze dorst die parkinsonpatiënten en families wereldwijd met elkaar gemeen hebben. Met deze gedachte is het boek vertaald in zoveel mogelijk talen door ons netwerk van vakgenoten en collega’s om de boodschap over geheimen voor hoop en een gelukkiger leven met de ziekte van Parkinson te verspreiden.
Parkinson's Treatment Korean Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life 환자의 더 행복한 인생을 위한 10가지 비밀
Price: Free! Words: 23,530. Language: Korean. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain)
파킨슨병 환자의 더 행복한 인생을 위한 10가지 비밀 Parkinson's Treatment Korean Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. Additionally the book addresses all of the new and emerging therapies (stem cells, gene therapy, optogenetics, etc.).
Ang 10 Sikreto sa isang Maligayang Buhay sa Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson's Treatment Filipino Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
Price: Free! Words: 35,270. Language: Tagalog (Filipino). Published: March 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
The book addresses current Parkinson’s disease issues and also details emerging therapies (DBS, stem cells, vaccines, gene therapy, optogenetics). Okun masterfully breaks down all of the science into an easy to follow and pleasurable reading experience. Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations including Filipino, and in an audio version.
如何做一个快乐的帕金森病人,10大秘诀 Parkinson's Treatment Chinese Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: Chinese. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain), Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
如何做一个快乐的帕金森病人,10大秘诀 Parkinson's Treatment Chinese Edition: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life is available in over 20 language translations, so that all worldwide cultures can have access to the secrets that can help those living with Parkinson's disease. Additionally the book addresses all of the new and emerging therapies (stem cells, gene therapy, deep brain stimulation, etc.).

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