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Multiple Sclerosis Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Recognized as Comprehensive MS Care Center

May 18, 2015

From MS Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Back row, L-R): Darlene Harrier PT, Nurhan Torun MD, Pamela Johnson RN, Dhanu Miskin MD. Front row (L- R): David Young-Hong and Linda Guiod of the National MS Society; and Jacob Sloan MD PhD, Igor Koralnik MD, and Marion Stein MD from MS Center at Beth Israel Deaconess.
BOSTON, MA – The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care, through the National MS Society’s Partners in MS Care program.  This recognition honors the MS Center’s commitment to providing comprehensive, coordinated MS care and the Center’s ongoing collaboration with the Society.
 
Jacob Sloane, MD, PhD, director of the MS Center is a former National MS Society fellow and completed his training at the MS Center at Beth Israel.  The center has a caseload of 1,100 patients from across the New England area.  Additionally, the MS Center conducts clinical trials and engages in National MS Society-funded MS research.  
 
The Center strives to view each patient as unique and tailors the treatment plan after discussions with the person.  Access to services such as MRIs, rehabilitation therapy, optometry and other MS-related needs are available and the center utilizes its close relationship with the society for other types of referrals or needs of their patients.
 
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 Partners in MS Care program acknowledges and encourages total care of people living with MS.  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. To find a Partner in MS Care near you, visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Treating-MS/Find-an-MS-Care-Provider/Partners-in-MS-Care.

 

About the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The Society’s Greater New England Chapter serves 21,000 individuals and families affected by MS in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and by contacting the National MS Society at www.MSnewengland.org, or 1 800 FIGHT MS (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 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 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 people worldwide.

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