Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
is a chronic, lifelong disease that affects the central nervous system — disrupting the flow of information between the brain and body. Impacting more than 2.3 million individuals worldwide, MS is often debilitating, usually striking people in the prime of their life.
Much is still unknown about the disease, including its cause. It is a condition that affects men and women, though more women than men are affected. While it is typically diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, multiple sclerosis can be seen at any age. Researchers believe that age, environment, gender and genetics can play a role. The average person in the U.S. has about one in 750 (.1%) chance of developing MS, according to the National MS Society.
The specialists at UofL Hospital - Multiple Sclerosis Clinic are experts in diagnosing and treating this challenging disease. Patients can find reassurance knowing our providers are among the most qualified in their field, and are dedicated to providing all possible options for treatment. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program has designated UofL as a Partner in MS Care, Neurologic Care, for our commitment to MS care and a continuing partnership with the society to address the challenges of people affected by MS. Our clinic is the only Partner in MS Care in Louisville and western Kentucky.
We understand multiple sclerosis impacts a person’s quality of life, and we work together with our patients to create a comprehensive plan of care. No two individuals with MS are exactly alike, so medical care is individualized with the patient involved in the decision-making.
At UofL Hospital, we offer a multidisciplinary Multiple Sclerosis Clinic in Louisville with a core group of experts that can address all of a patient’s needs. Patients have the services they need in one place, without the inconvenience of multiple appointments and referrals. This includes not only medical care, but physical/occupational/speech therapies, neuropsychology and social work. Through our role as an academic medical center, patients also have access to clinical trials and research.
UofL Health - Jackson Street Outpatient Center
550 S. Jackson Street, 3rd Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Questions? Please feel free to call 502-561-7400.
Our providers are nationally and internationally renowned in the field of neurology and research. We understand the complexities of MS and the difficulties patients face.
As faculty members and staff with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, our physicians are also researchers and are well versed in the latest treatments, as well as clinical trials.
Because the UofL Hospital – Multiple Sclerosis Clinic is part of a wide network of providers at patients also have easy access to other specialists.