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ETMC offers support groups for neurological patients

The ETMC Neurological Institute now offers several free support groups led by trained professionals to help patients manage their disease.

Early Onset Parkinson's Group meets from 6-8 p.m. at the ETMC Pavilion, 801 Clinic Drive in Tyler. Meeting dates are May 15, July 17, Sept. 18 and Nov. 20.

This group is intended for active patients with PD. Friends and spouses may also attend.

Deep Brain Stimulation Interest Group will meet from 12:30-2 p.m. on Oct. 8.

This group is for DBS patients, patients interested in DBS and care givers.

Essential Tremor Group will meet from 1-3 p.m. on June 10, Sept. 9 and Dec. 9. This group is for ET patients and caregivers

The Parkinson's Group will meet from 2-3:30 p.m. on April 24, July 24 and Oct. 23. This group is for PD patients and caregivers.

All meetings are held in the ETMC Pavilion, 801 Clinic Dr. (behind ETMC Tyler). Parking is available next to the building.

For more information contact Crystal Gounah 903-535-6093 or or

Lisa Hutchison 903-594-2812 or