A Comprehensive Model for MS Care
For patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a comprehensive care model – with health professionals working together as a team – is considered the gold standard of patient care.
A Team Approach
The comprehensive care model was born out of the different treatments MS patients may need.
Because MS attacks the myelin, or nerve coating, it can cause issues throughout the body, including the spinal cord, brain and optic nerves. Patients may have difficulty walking, be very tired, experience slowed thinking and poor memory, have mood changes (like depression or anxiety), and many other issues. A team of specialists is better at addressing this host of issues.
Comprehensive Care Center
Our comprehensive center for MS care team includes physicians who oversee the treatment plan and a team of health care providers who work together to help you reach your treatment goals.
The team at the Brain & Spine Institute includes:
- Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
- Social workers
- Physical therapists
- Speech language pathologists
- Occupational therapists
- Gynecologists and neurologists
Once you have a patient who has more complex disease and has more parts of body function affected, it’s smart to think about a consultation with a large center, and have the team there look at the burden of disease,” he says.
Our program offers the latest and most effective treatments to help you manage multiple sclerosis. For more information, contact the Brain & Spine Institute at 865-305-9159.