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April A. Erwin, M.D. named a “Partner in MS Care” by the National MS Society

September 9, 2016
April A. Erwin, M.D. named a “Partner in MS Care” by the National MS Society

The NeuroMedical Center, home to the largest team of experts for the brain, spine and nervous system is pleased to announce neurologist, Dr. April A. Erwin, has been selected as a Partner in MS Care physician by the National MS Society for her demonstrated knowledge and experience in treating MS. Dr. Erwin is now the only physician in the Baton Rouge area, and one of only five neurologists in the entire state of Louisiana to earn this special designation by the largest multiple sclerosis organization in the world.

Dr. Erwin joined The NeuroMedical Center in 2012 after completing her medical training, neurology residency, and a fellowship in multiple sclerosis at prestigious Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  She has since served as the Greater Baton Rouge area’s only fellowship-trained multiple sclerosis specialist, currently overseeing care for over 1,000 men and women living with MS in South Louisiana.  Additionally, Dr. Erwin works in detailed collaboration with her colleagues at The NeuroMedical Center to offer the full range of medical, nursing, mental health, rehabilitation, and social services for those living with MS.  She has earned recognition for her work in the field of MS research, serving as the primary or sub-primary investigator for 10 MS clinical trials. She is also the author of multiple publications in MS-related medical and scientific journals.

Beyond her work in the medical setting, Dr. Erwin has played a significant role in the MS Movement as a dedicated advocate for the disease. She serves on advisory boards and participates in speaking events nationwide, informing the public about the latest advancements in multiple sclerosis care. She routinely attends MS-specific conventions and conferences to stay abreast of the latest MS research and treatment options. In addition, every spring, you will find Dr. Erwin enthusiastically leading a team of walkers comprised of fellow physicians, nurses and staff members for the Society’s largest local fundraising event of the year, WalkMS Baton Rouge.

“Because our primary goal is to improve opportunities for people with multiple sclerosis to receive quality MS care and services, this is a huge partnership and a positive move forward for the entire MS community in Louisiana” says Anna Moss, Access to Quality Health Care Coordinator with the National MS Society. “Now that Dr. Erwin is an MS Partner in Care, it leaves no question to the newly diagnosed, or to those currently undergoing treatment for MS, that they are in a great place for treatment.”

About Multiple Sclerosis

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. 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 2.1 million people worldwide. Currently there is no cure for MS.

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