Referring Physicians

One-time neurologic consultations: The staff of the Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis provides one-time consultations to neurologists and other providers. Reasons for such consultations would include any of the following:

  • Evaluation of patients with unexplained symptoms or radiological findings which could be due to demyelinating disease.

  • Confirmation of the diagnosis of MS where work-up is already complete.

  • Review of treatment options in relapsing-remitting patients.

  • Review of new immunomodulating therapies for MS.

  • Review of difficult management issues such as pregnancy or surgery.

  • Review of treatment options for secondary progressive patients.

  • Review of immunosuppressive therapies for MS including azathiaprine, cladribine, cyclophosphamide, intravenous immunoglobulin, methotrexate and mitoxantrone.

  • Review of the management of treatable MS symptoms such as ataxia, bowel and bladder dysfunction, fatigue pain, spasticity and weakness.

Short-term neurologic consultations: The staff of Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis provide short-term consultations to neurologist and other providers. Reasons for such consultations would include any of the following

  • Evaluation of patients with unexplained symptoms or radiological findings which could be due to demyelinating disease.

  • Confirmation of the diagnosis of MS when further work-up is required.

  • Review of management options with the patient and initiation of treatment with long-term follow-up to be provided by the referring physician.

Short-term neurorehabiltation consultations: The staff of the Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis provide short-term neurorehabilitation consultations to neurologists and other physicians. Reasons for such consultations would include the evaluation and management of any of the following:

  • Gait disturbance

  • Spasticity

  • Ataxia

  • Upper extremity impairment

  • Impaired speech and swallowing

Long-term neurologic and neurorehabilitative care: The staff of the Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis will assume the long-term care responsibility in some circumstances for MS patients referred specifically for this by neurologists or other providers.

For more information about the Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis, please call 410-328-5605.

This page was last updated: July 17, 2013

         
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