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Wisconsin Parkinson Association

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Neurology & Neuroscience Research

Mission: Wisconsin Parkinson Association provides hope, community, support, and resources for people with Parkinson's and their loved ones.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Board Member

Rating: 4

This charity has made great strides in its local target Parkinson Disease population.
I chose to become involved with the organziation, serving on the board after observing and benefitting from their educational services over the past several years.

They are an independent, non-profit that provides educational and support services. Their network of over 60 support groups is an invaluable asset helping hundreds of families in the area.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 1

This is a suspicious charity. It is run by the medical director of the clinic that it is connected to. It poses as a charity to help people with Parkinson's disease, but actually is used to market and promote this doctor's private practice. The doctor puts his own patient's on the board and then he manipulates them to make decisions that favor him and his private clinic. One example I discovered was the provision of Free Community Screenings. These were promoted as a free service to help diagnose Parkinson's in the community, but the doctor was actually using it to find patients for his pharmaceutical clinical trials that he received significant reimbursement for. These screenings were paid for by the WPA and included payments to the doctor for his time.

When the organization holds an education event or conference. This doctor controls the information given out and insists on speaking, where he shamelessly promotes his own practice as the biggest and best in the country, Again, the WPA pays for the conference and reimburses the doctor for his time.

Review from Guidestar