In the Center for Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Demyelinating Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, a team of doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists), urinary tract conditions (urologists), mental health conditions (psychologists), and other specialties work together to evaluate and treat people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other related central nervous system (CNS) conditions.
Doctors work with a team of health care professionals, including physical and occupational therapists, registered nurses, social workers and other specialists, to care for people with multiple sclerosis and other central nervous system conditions. The team provides you with individualized care and the most appropriate treatment for your condition.
In your first visit to the center, your neurologist trained in diagnosing and treating MS will review your medical history and conduct a comprehensive neurological examination. Your MS neurologist may order several tests. Your MS neurologist may refer you to other doctors on the center's team for an evaluation of specific symptoms or conditions.
After you've completed your tests and consultations, you meet with your MS neurologist to discuss your test results and develop your treatment plan. Nurses and other staff trained in treating people with MS will be available to provide education and help coordinate your care.
After your visit to the Center for Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Demyelinating Diseases, your primary doctor at home will help you manage your condition. You'll also receive ongoing care and management of your condition by your MS neurologist and the center's team. The team will work closely with your primary doctor to coordinate your treatment.