I heard the Veterans Administration is creating special centers for Parkinson's <disease. When will one open up here?
No time soon. Between 20,000 and 40,000 veterans with Parkinson's disease are treated each year at VA Medical Centers, according to the VA, which has special Parkinson's centers in Houston, Philadelphia, Portland, Ore., Richmond, Va., San Francisco and Los Angeles. But the agency has no plans to build additional Parkinson's centers. Veterans with Parkinson's can receive quality treatment for the disease at any VA medical facility, according to the agency, including those in Topeka and the Kansas City area.