Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Columbia TN

In the more likely scenario, having only one copy of the mutation increases the risk of the disease, but the disease will only express itself in the presence of other genetic or environmental factors.

Louise Dobbs Dirr, MD
(931) 388-5114
1222 Trotwood Ave Ste 302
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robin Lee Gilmore, MD
(904) 395-0111
PO Box 2028
Columbia, TN
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Neurology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1975

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Thea Williams Cross, MD
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Neurology
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Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1999

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Louise Y Ledbetter
(931) 388-5114
1222 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
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Neurology

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Diana Talpos Reed, MD
(931) 840-6100
Spring Hill, TN
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1988

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Robin L Gilmore
(931) 388-5114
1222 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
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Neurology

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Edcheril Varkey Benny, MD
(931) 840-6100
854 W James Campbell Blvd
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Marshall Med Ctr, Lewisburg, Tn; Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn
Group Practice: Neurology

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Frances Barbara Kopecky, MD
(615) 791-7373
1222 Trotwood Ave Ste 302
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Louise Ledbetter
(931) 388-5114
1222 Trotwood Avenue #601
Columbia, TN
Gender
F
Speciality
Neurologist
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Hospital: Maury Regional Hospital
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Diana Talpos-Reed
880 Carters Creek Pike
Columbia, TN
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Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

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Another Genetic Risk for Parkinson's

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By Kathryn Ayers

A number of small studies have suggested that a mutation in the gene that produces the protein alpha-synuclein (SNCA) may play a role in the onset of the degenerative neurological condition known as Parkinson’s disease. Now a large multi-nation study confirms that the mutation can increase the risk of Parkinson’s by 50 percent. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic sifted data on some 2,700 Parkinson’s patients and an equal number of age- and sex-matched healthy individuals and determined that “the SNCA gene is not only a rare cause of autosomal dominant Parkinson’s disease in some families, but also a susceptibility gene for Parkinson’s disease at the population level.” People who have the misfortune of inheriting copies of the gene mutation from both parents—a rare occurrence—will contract Parkinson’s. In the more likely scenario, having only one copy of the mutation increases the risk of the disease, but the disease will only express itself in the presence of other genetic or environmental factors. The researchers estimate that the SNCA gene accounts for roughly 3 percent of all Parkinson’s cases—about the same, they say, “as the population effect of other common variants implicated in Parkinson’s disease.”

Author: Kathryn Ayers

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