Prof. MD W. Jost
Parkinson’s Disease Clinic

Prof. MD W. Jost

Main Focus

    • Neurologist
    • Treatment of Morbus Parkinson
    • Specialised Palliative Care

Address

Kreuzbergstraße 12-16
77709 Wolfach
Germany
Nearest airport: Stuttgart (130 km)

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  • Prof. MD W. Jost
  • Prof. MD W. Jost

The Parkinson’s Disease Clinic Ortenau is a neurological acute care hospital that focuses on diagnostics and treatment. The clinic was founded in 1953. Since then, more than 35,000 patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease or other related movement disorders have benefited from the experience and expertise of the treating doctors and therapists.

With 55 beds, the specialist clinic offers patients a framework that is not too complex. The light and airy, comfortable patient rooms and a lovingly designed park ensure peace and relaxation. An instruction for hospitalisation from the treating general physician or specialist doctor is all that is required for admission to the clinic. Approval by the health insurance fund is not necessary. Private medical aid patients and private patients (self-payers) also have the option of outpatient treatment by the clinic’s chief physician, Prof Dr med. Wolfgang Jost.

Treatment Concept at the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic

The treatment of Parkinson’s disease and related motor disorders requires a complex holistic therapy concept which is adapted individually to the patient. The focus of the treatment concept at the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic Wolfach lies on:

  • Medication-based treatment
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychotherapy

These three main pillars are complemented with:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy

The concept is complemented with methods from speech therapy and occupational therapy which form integral parts of the multi-module extensive combination therapy.

All treatment strategies are based on the latest scientific findings and constantly have to be adjusted to the changing clinical picture of the patient. The personal life situation is taken into account as well as the age, secondary illnesses and previous experience with medication. It is important to also involve the families and relatives in the therapy. The aim of the treatment is to significantly improve the motor and psychological skills of the patient through combined and integrated measures, to maintain the patient’s independence as long as possible and to prepare him for a best possible return to everyday life. Imperative for the success of the treatment is that the patient learns to implement the possibilities offered by the holistic treatment for himself.

The medication treatment which is tailored to the individual patient is usually a combination treatment of various drugs and complementary effective mechanisms. The same applies to psychiatric, internal and orthopaedic secondary illnesses.

Prof Dr. Wolfgang Jost

Résumé

  • 1989 Received PhD of Medicine, Mainz University
  • 1989-1995 Universitäts-Nervenklinik-Neurologie/Psychiatrie, Homburg/Saar (University Clinic for Neuropathology - Neurology/ Psychiatry, Homborg/Saar)
  • 1995 Neurologist
  • 1995/96 Awarded the Venia legendi, private lecturer, University Homborg/Saar
  • Since 08/1995 Head of the Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology Department of the Deutsche Klinik für Diagnostik (German Clinic for Diagnostics), Wiesbaden
  • Since 05/2000 Professor
  • 08/1995 - 07/2013 Head of the Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology/Palliative Care Department
  • Since 01.07.2013 Chief Physician at the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic Wolfach, consultations at the University Clinic Freiburg

Memberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie (German Society for Neurology)
  • Deutsche Parkinson Gesellschaft (2. Vorsitzender) (German Parkinson’s Disease Association, Deputy Chairperson)
  • Arbeitskreis Botulinumtoxin (Working Committee Botulinum Toxin)
  • Movement Disorder Society
  • Arbeitsgruppe Autonomes Nervensystem (Working Committee Autonomic Nervous System)
  • Deutsche Kontinenzgesellschaft (wissenschaftlicher Beirat) (German Continence Society, scientific advisory board)
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