November 19th – Dr. Tom Hill & Rhonda Winegar on Sleep Issues and Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s and Sleep Issues

You’ll have no problem staying awake for our November Membership meeting. Our guest presenters are Dr. Thomas Hill and Rhonda Winegar (RN, FNP-BC). Their presentation focuses on sleep issues and disorders, and how problems sleeping may impact Parkinson’s and vice-versa.

Thomas Hill, MDDr. Thomas Hill, long time friend and supporter of CAPS, is Medical Director at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas at Galveston, and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston and residency in Neurology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. At Mayo, Dr. Hill pursued additional training in EEG and EMG procedures. He also served as an instructor of Neurology at the Mayo Medical School, as well as a Neurology consultant. Dr. Hill has held a variety of clinical leadership positions including Neurology Section Chief at St. David’s Medical Center. Since 1995 he has been the director and instructor at the Brackenridge Hospital Outpatient Neurology Clinic. Prior to moving to Austin, where he has a private practice in Neurology, Dr. Hill was a staff neurologist at Wilford Hall Medical Center (USAF, San Antonio).

Rhonda WinegarRhonda Winegar is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Saint Louis University, where she is currently enrolled in a PhD program.  She works with Dr. Hill at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital, and is also employed at Austin Neurology and Sleep Associates.  The Austin Advanced Practice Nurses named her the 2014 recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award for clinical excellence,nursing leadership, and patient advocacy.

Following the presentation, we’ll have a nutritious pot luck lunch for our members. (But not too much because we don’t want you to fall asleep!)

CAPS Membership Meetings are free and open to all those in the Central Texas area with an interest in Parkinson’s Disease.