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Multiple Sclerosis Center at Maine Medical Partners Neurology Recognized as Comprehensive MS Care Center

May 19, 2015

(L-R): Jaye Van Dussen of the National MS Society, and from the MS Center at MMPN: Maxine Guay, NP; Biljana Beretich, MD, MPH; Paul Muscat, MD; and Jami Gordon, Practice Manager.
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.

 

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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