Due to the COVID-19 virus, we will not have face to face meetings until it’s considered safe.  We will keep everyone posted via email and our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/BigEasySupportGroup


The BIG EASY FLEUR DE LIS PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP is preparing for fall meetings via ZOOM. The next meeting will take place on:

Monday, October 26th, 12 – 1:30 PM.

Our speakers will be Jerry White and Dr. Michael Happel.  Jerry will go over some new and exciting products that Medtronic has for the DBS patients, ie. Percept PC Brain sensing neurostimulator, a new patient programmer and a new DBS Activa RC stimulator recharger for our industry leading 15 year rechargeable neurostimulator. 

Dr. Happel is a graduate from Jesuit High School, LSU, LSU Medical School, and completed his Neurology residency at LSU where he worked very closely with the late Dr. Jay Rao.  Some of the things that Dr. Happel will speak about are current and new meds for PD, DBS for PD.

New members should complete the following link and someone will get in touch with you with login meeting information closer to the October 26th meeting date.
Link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLCC5GP

Current members will be provided the logon information via email and/or text.

****Please note**** 


The Big Easy Fleur De Lis Parkinson’s Support Group will send text message reminders for upcoming meetings and events. If you would like to receive text messages from the Support Group please text befdlpd to 77948.  If you have already signed up, you do not need to do it again.  


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