The Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group meets the third Sunday of every month (except June) 3 – 5 pm at Lexington Medical Center Hospital. The group is for Parkinson’s patients, their caregivers/care-partners, and anyone who has an interest in Parkinson’s disease.

The topic of the February 17 meeting is vision changes in Parkinson’s Disease. The speaker is Dr. Mitchell Newman, Columbia Eye Clinic. The meeting site is at Lexington Medical Park I Auditorium, 2720 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia.

Dr. Newman specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, and Cataract and Refractive Surgery. His background and credentials include:

Residency in Ophthalmology: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Residency in Neurology: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

MD: Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

BS: Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

American Board of Ophthalmology

North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

The Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group is located in the Midlands of South Carolina; serving (but not limited to) the counties of Aiken, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter. All meetings are free to attendees.

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