Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
The Cole Neuroscience Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center is first and only in East Tennessee to be recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National MS Society’s Partners for MS Care program. This formal recognition honors Cole Neuroscience’s commitment to providing exceptional, coordinated, comprehensive MS Care; and a continuing partnership with the Society to address the challenges of people affected by MS. The center is a leading provider of care for people living with MS in the region.
At Cole Neuroscience Center, our specialists provide collaborative, patient-focused multiple sclerosis care. Our multidisciplinary teams are dedicated to the diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis and its diverse complications. The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic team at the Cole Neuroscience Center is made up neurologists, advanced registered nurse practitioner, a registered nurse and a licensed clinical social worker.
The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic team works closely and collaborates with other specialists, who may be called upon to provide specialized care for individual patients’ needs. Complex patient needs are addressed at a monthly Multidisciplinary Clinical Case Review consisting of the Cole MS team and additional support from physical therapists, speech language pathologists, nutritionists/dieticians, and pharmacists.
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.
Call the Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Clinic today for more information or to refer a patient. Please contact: 865-521-6174.
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Services
Whether you have come to us seeking a diagnosis, a leading treatment or a path forward for Multiple Sclerosis, Cole Neuroscience Center will provide you or your loved one with advanced, compassionate and competent care.
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.
There is no known cure for MS, but research shows that treatment can help slow the progression of MS, especially if it is started early on. The goal of MS treatments is to control the symptoms and maintain a better quality of life. Treatment may include various medications, immune modulators, steroids and various therapies such as physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and support groups.
A comprehensive evaluation can establish an accurate diagnosis early in the clinical course, which may allow you or your loved one to better manage the onset of major symptoms. Diagnosis is made by ruling out other conditions. You may need to undergo a complete medical history, nervous system function tests and diagnostic tests such as MRI.