A Patient Success Story and the Impact of Medical Affairs
John Baumann was a 41 year old successful attorney when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. After the initial devastating shock, he did what he has always done, decided to live the best life possible with courage and inner strength. He built a team of Doctors, therapists, and, yes, even pharmaceutical company conference exhibitors. He learned about a medication produced by Teva that could only be obtain outside the US and testified before the FDA on their behalf. He then learned of an injectable medication and became a patient ambassador to better inform the Parkinson’s community. John has been the inspirational keynote speaker at over 100 Parkinson’s Symposiums across the US and Canada. Mr. Baumann has also been a presenter, providing the patient’s perspective, at international neurological scientific conferences in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and New York. John has also facilitated motivational workshops for pharmaceutical representatives and other employees of these companies. His message to patients and care partners is clear: Do Whatever it Takes to Live Your Best Life Possible with (or without) Parkinson’s or Any Other Chronic Condition. This includes not only, a healthier diet and more exercise, but necessary, beneficial medication. John believes that he could not do what he does without his medication.
John is not only an internationally-recognized inspirational keynote speaker, but a critically-acclaimed author on success, a patient advocate, a former adjunct professor, and a former attorney who graduated from Cornell, passed three states bar exams, and practiced law for 30 years.