Mission Statement of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Northeastern New York
Our mission primarily is patient care. If we receive a referral from a physician or a call from a patient with urgent clinical need, we respond appropriately to that need since it is easier to prevent disability than to begin a long process of rehabilitation after the damage is done.
We are a comprehensive MS Center dedicated to our patients. We deal with ongoing psycho-social issues coping with MS and pay a lot of attention to cognition. We work closely with families of MS patients and educating the community as a whole. We take pride in integrating state-of-art research into clinical treatment. Shared decision making with patient, family and healthcare providers to stop disability from MS with safety and tolerance of treatment.
Services We Offer:
♦ Correct diagnosis
♦ Appropriate review of history, records, past tests and comprehensive neurologic examination
♦ Consideration of most appropriate treatment options to achieve control of MS activity with safety and minimal, if any, side effects
♦ Comprehensive treatment including control of spasticity, pain, emotional and cognitive factors
♦ Treatment options may include medications but must also include healthy diet, exercise, and control of any other conditions such as from hypertension, diabetes, infections
♦ Any additional testing to have correct purpose for monitoring disease state and treatment safety
♦ Research options to offer new and emerging treatments and for better understanding of MS
♦ Referrals to sub-specialists with expertise in MS for bladder, visual or other needs
♦ Physical therapy with a specialist in MS
♦ Nutritional and emotional counseling
The Upstate New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has recognized The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Northeastern New York in Latham, NY (Albany County) as a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Affiliated Centers of Comprehensive Care since 2011. National Multiple Sclerosis Society thus recognizes their achievement in providing expert and quality care, as well as advanced research options, in a comprehensive and coordinated manner for patients with multiple sclerosis.