Neurosciences, Gerber Memorial Hospital

Parkinson’s Support Group Features Spectrum Health Expert May 20

May 19, 2021

FREMONT, Mich., May 12, 2021 – Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial’s free Parkinson’s support group meeting on Thursday, May 20, will feature Ashok Sriram, MD, a Spectrum Health board-certified neurologist and fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist.

The free virtual event on May 20, is from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participants can join via smartphone and laptop, or through a conference phone call.

At the support group meeting, Spectrum Health will share education on symptoms, treatments and living with Parkinson’s. Participants also provide support to each other as the meeting is an opportunity to share experiences and coping skills.

Ashok Sriram, MD

“Previous participants of our support groups say they value feeling heard and appreciate hearing others go through what they’re going through so they don’t feel alone,” said Gerber Memorial’s Shelly Klochack, RN, who facilitates the support groups. “Support groups like ours encourage a sense of belonging and acceptance. With Dr. Ashok Sriram joining us at our upcoming event, we look forward to hosting a renowned expert and having him share his insight with individuals and families who are living with Parkinson’s.”

To join the virtual support group, copy and paste the following link to enter the meeting: Then click: “Join on the web instead” and the meeting will open. For help getting the link or other questions, call Klochack at 231-924-3275.

For those who don’t have a smartphone, laptop or tablet and want to call into the meeting, please dial: +1 616-773-2109, then enter conference ID 663 413 214#.

Dr. Sriram uses a multidisciplinary team approach to care for people with Parkinson’s disease, tremors, dystonia, ataxias, and other movement disorders. His clinical interests include surgical treatment/deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremors, and botulinum toxin injections for cervical dystonia, blepharospasms, hemifacial spasms, spasticity, sialorrhea and chronic migraines.

People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our long and continuing legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Our award-winning team improves health, inspires hope and saves lives across 13 counties in West Michigan. We bring together 11 hospitals—including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, with expert care from 350+ pediatric specialists in 70+ specialties and programs—three rehabilitation and nursing centers, 120 outpatient sites and telehealth services. We are proud to work with 4,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, including Spectrum Health Medical Group, one of the largest and most comprehensive multispecialty physician groups in West Michigan.

Azlan Ibrahim
Communications Manager
Office: 231.924.1264
Mobile: 616.227-1940