The Penn Multiple Sclerosis & Related Disorders Center is made up of comprehensive clinical and research teams who are experts in the diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the spectrum of related neuroinflammatory conditions, including neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and those targeting MOG (myelin associated glycoprotein).
Twitter @PennMDForum Dedicated MS Pharmacists | The Penn Multiple Sclerosis & Related Disorders Center Research in Neuroinflammation & Neurotherapeutics | Penn Multiple Sclerosis & Related Disorders mm hmm. Yeah. Yeah, mm mm. This is clearly a complex condition about 30 years ago or so. I'm s transition from yet another entirely untreatable neurological condition to one that was treatable, but only partially. We think of M. S. Nowadays as the new M. S. Were able to offer people living with M. S. A. Life as though they do not have M. S. Okay. The pen multiple sclerosis and related disorders center is a dynamic group of professionals who are committed to caring for people with multiple sclerosis. This is what we do every day. A multidisciplinary team is so important in the care of people living with multiple sclerosis because M. S. Encompasses the whole body. Many health issues as well as many psychosocial issues. When a patient comes to see us from the first visit, if we diagnose them with a neuro inflammatory disease, they actually become part of the registry. We can actually koa late this information in terms of their timeline and these performance outcomes. And give them a graphic that helps them understand their multiple sclerosis and how they are doing the treatment landscape for multiple sclerosis has expanded in recent years, which has been very exciting. There are injectable medications that patients can self administer at home. There are oral therapies that patients can take. And there are also a number of infusion medication options for patients. We have two locations the Perlman Center in philadelphia and we also have another location at pennant Radner. You can receive both. MRI's have patient appointments and also have infusion appointments as well if you were to need them there. The clinical pharmacist is a really key member of our team In general, pharmacist is probably not considered a main member of a patient's care team. But here at our pen M. S. Center we have a number of pharmacists who are dedicated to care patients with M. S. Each member of our team plays a really crucial role Are social worker is involved in M. S. Care exclusively all day every day at Penn, my role is unique. Not many outpatient medical clinics have social workers, patients come to me with a wide variety of psychosocial issues that they're facing in terms of their diagnosis. The H. Band women's M. S. Program is designed to provide care for women living with multiple sclerosis at all ages. Penn has been a spearhead in really developing many of the clinical trials that have come to approved medications. In addition, the program here at Penn being multidisciplinary, having many, many team members that are involved in the care of M. S. Provides the optimal care for an M. S. Patient. At the Pen M. S. Center we have comprehensive clinical and research teams that will provide you with the most effective treatments to keep you living your life to the fullest