Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Sclerosis

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  • Complete Patient History and Neurological Examination:  A neurologist dedicated to patient care and MS research sees each new patient for an extensive history and physical examination. The cause of neurological symptoms is evaluated carefully, utilizing the latest in technology.
  • Nursing Assessment and Education: Nursing care is considered of great importance at the Center. A team of nurses specializing in the care of MS assists in evaluating new patients and managing established patients. Our nurses provide extensive education regarding the disease and the various treatments currently available. Nurses coordinate rehabilitative care and home care services.
  • Diagnostic Services: State-of-the-art technology is available at the University of Maryland to assist the neurologist in the diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis.
  • Multidisciplinary Services: The skills of numerous specialists are often necessary in the care of MS patients. As part of the University of Maryland, physical therapy, rehabilitation, urology, speech and psychology services are available.

Patient Services

  • Rehabilitation: Physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy and assessment of swallowing problems are available through the Center.
  • Outpatient Services: Outpatient therapy services are available at the University of Maryland Medical Center, UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, UM Rehabilitation Institute at Woodlawn, as well as locations throughout the University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network.
  • Inpatient Services: Patients who require intense inpatient rehabilitation are treated at the William Donald Schaefer Center at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (formerly Kernan Hospital).
  • Infusion Services: Often intravenous medications are prescribed for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Infusion services are available in our Ambulatory Center.
  • Education and Patient Library: Members of the MS Center are active in MS education for patients, family members and other health team members. Center physicians and nurses volunteer with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to give lectures and assist with local support groups. The Center has extensive written information regarding multiple sclerosis and treatment options. Visit our Online Resources page for links to outside Web site with information about MS.

Photo of a doctor and patient looking at scans
Photo of a doctor and patient looking at scans

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