SCARBOROUGH, ME – The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Maine Medical Partners Neurology
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 Center’s commitment to providing comprehensive, coordinated MS care and an ongoing collaboration with the Society.
Paul Muscat, MD, founded the MS Center 15 years ago and has seen an increase in the amount of patients over the years. The Center has a current caseload of over 1,000 patients coming from the eastern parts of New Hampshire and all of Maine. Biljana Beretich, MD, MPH, a National MS Society-trained fellow, is the Center Director and was a strong advocate for the practice to provide comprehensive and coordinated care.
The MS Center at MMP-neurology is dedicated to helping people who live with multiple sclerosis lead a quality life by providing comprehensive and compassionate patient care. Using the best available treatments and today’s advanced diagnostic options, the Center is able to treat individuals who have been diagnosed with MS, optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica, and other autoimmune, inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system. The Center is also committed to providing educational opportunities for patients, care givers, community members, and physicians on the topic of multiple sclerosis. A priority of The Center is participation in research to help advance knowledge about multiple sclerosis and other neuroimmunilogical diseases.
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 National MS Society’s 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 www.nationalmssociety.org/Treating-MS/Find-an-MS-Care-Provider/Partners-in-MS-Care