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The NeuroMedical Center Earns ‘Center for Comprehensive MS Care’ Designation from the National MS Society

August 22, 2018
The NeuroMedical Center Earns ‘Center for Comprehensive MS Care’ Designation from the National MS Society

The NeuroMedical Center (NMC), a leading provider of care for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care (CCC) through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This formal recognition honors The NeuroMedical Center’s commitment to providing exceptional, coordinated MS care, and a continuing partnership with the Society to address the challenges of people affected by MS.

NMC’s MS Program, led by one of Louisiana’s few board certified and fellowship-trained MS Specialists, Dr. April A. Erwin, offers highly-specialized care to over 1,400 patients with suspected or confirmed MS.  Dr. Erwin’s team of experienced, specialty-trained MS professionals work hand-in-hand with over 30 additional neurological specialists to provide comprehensive medical, psychological, rehabilitative, social and behavioral services to those who suffer from this disease.  An in-house Imaging Center, Neurodiagnostic Lab, Sleep Center, and Integrative Health Center are also offered under the same roof to help diagnose and treat issues common in MS patients.  A dedicated Clinical Research Department offers numerous pending and ongoing MS clinical trials that encompass various courses of the disease.

“The NeuroMedical Center has remained focused on improving opportunities for people with MS to receive quality care and services, and this designation is confirmation that our comprehensive approach to caring for people with MS is making a difference,” says Dr. Erwin who was named Baton Rouge’s first MS Partner in Care by the Society in 2016.

The NeuroMedical Center is now one of only THREE facilities in the entire state of Louisiana to be designated as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care, also making history as the FIRST to achieve the honor in a private practice setting.  NMC now joins Louisiana’s larger academic hospital systems in the top tier of MS programs nationwide.

“We are so proud to partner with The NeuroMedical Center to enhance coordinated, comprehensive care for the people who live with MS in Baton Rouge, LA,” said Linda Bates, of the National MS Society, South Central Region. “In earning this recognition, The NeuroMedical Center has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in MS care, making a tremendous impact on people affected by MS in our community.”

  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.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is a United States-based, non-profit organization, and its network of chapters nationwide help people affected by multiple sclerosis by funding research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with multiple sclerosis and their families.

Learn more at www.nationlaMSsociety.org