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For This Nurse Practitioner, PD Is Personal

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When you ask Priya Chaudhari, a nurse practitioner at Washington University in Missouri, why she chose movement disorders as her specialty, she’ll tell you it’s been a long, personal journey to this choice.

Priya’s mom is living with advanced Parkinson disease. As she puts it, “Movement disorders is a calling for me.” After her mom was diagnosed, a position in this specialty opened up, and it felt meant to be. “Patients may think that clinicians don’t know what it’s like to be in their shoes,” she said, “but I know. Often, I’ll share with them that I, too, understand. That I walk in their shoes.”