Cole Neuroscience Center Recognized as Center for Comprehensive MS Care

Congratulations to the Cole Neuroscience Center MS Clinic at UT Medical Center. It has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This is the second consecutive time that the Cole Neuroscience Center has received this recognition.

For the second consecutive time, The University of Tennessee Medical Center Cole Neuroscience Center MS Clinic, a leading provider of care for people living with MS in Knoxville, has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This formal recognition honors Cole Neuroscience’s commitment to providing exceptional, coordinated MS care, and its continuing partnership with the Society to address the challenges of people affected by MS. The Cole Neuroscience Center MS Clinic is one of only three centers in Tennessee.

“Our center has a strong team and together, we are able to address the complex needs of people with MS in an integrated manner while providing compassionate care,” said Dr. Randall Trudell, medical director for the clinic.

A Center for Comprehensive MS Care recognizes the critical need for access to a full array of medical, psycho-social and rehabilitation services to address the varied and often complex issues related to living with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. The central focus is on the ability of patients to access the needed services, which may be offered on-site or through referral, while upholding excellence in coordinated and comprehensive MS care.

The Society’s Partners in MS Care program recognizes committed providers, like the Cole Neuroscience Center MS Clinic, whose practices support the Society’s initiative of affordable access to high quality MS healthcare for everyone living with MS – regardless of geography, disease progression, and other disparities.

“We are so proud to partner with Cole Neuroscience Center MS Clinic to enhance coordinated, comprehensive care for the people who live with MS in Knoxville,” said David Haddock, National MS Society, Mid South. “In earning this recognition, Cole Neuroscience has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in MS care, making a tremendous impact on people affected by MS in our community.”

For more information, please visit nationalMSsociety.org/partnersinMScare or call 1-800-344-4867.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to walking difficulties, fatigue, dizziness, pain, depression, 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 leading to better understanding and 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 worldwide.

National MS Society logoAbout the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted more than $100 million to connect approximately one million people affected by MS to the connections, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $42 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are united in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. Learn more at nationalMSsociety.org.

About The University of Tennessee Medical Center

The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only hospital to achieve status as a Magnet® recognized organization, is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center, a 609-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The medical center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers in Knoxville. For more information about The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit online at www.utmedicalcenter.org.