The PD nurses help coordinate care for patients and care partners within the team.

Their roles also include the following:

  • Offer educational support and advice regarding diagnosis and medications to help guide patients maintain independence and maximize their abilities

  • Provide a comfortable forum to express feelings regarding changes and concerns at clinic visits

  • Refer to other team members when appropriate

  • Help complete forms for Canadian Pension Plan, disability tax credits, and insurance coverage

  • Medication management: provide monitoring and adjustment between clinic visits under the direction of the neurologist as well as advise, guide, and inform on dosing of new medication and side effects

  • Submit applications for Special Access Medications to Pharmacare and access compassionate supplies from providers when possible


Duodopa Nurse Line



Liz Macdonald


Jen Kealy


Skyla Burden