Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, causes progressive weakness. As yet there is no effective treatment; and for most patients, no known cause.
Close follow-up and the aggressive attention to patients’ respiratory and nutritional needs have improved the quality of life and length of survival in patients with ALS.
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic at the Cole Neuroscience Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive, coordinated care for patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Patents are seen by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists including a neurologist, a registered nurse, respiratory therapist, social worker, and medical equipment providers. Speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nutritional support are also available.
Call the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic today for more information or to refer a patient. Please contact: 865-521-6174.
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic team works closely and collaborates with other specialists, who may be called upon to provide specialized care for individual patients’ needs. Our comprehensive team provides the patient and family with educational materials of clinical issues and treatment recommendations. The team works with the patient and family to help them understand the situation and encourages them to participate in the development of a management plan.
Cole Neuroscience Center is committed to provide you or your loved one with advanced, compassionate and competent care. Our goal is for patients to maintain as much function and independence for as long as possible.
The cause and potential treatment of ALS are subjects of active research. This research is closely monitored at the clinic for its implications for patient care and for whether patients may be candidates to participate in ongoing studies.