The Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Patient Care Services
Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Sclerosis
- 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
- 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, Kernan Hospital and Kernan Physical
Therapy at Woodlawn. Other locations include the Central Maryland Rehabilitation
Center in Columbia and Kernan Physical Therapy at Shipley's Choice.
- Inpatient Services: Patients who require intense inpatient rehabilitation
are treated at the William
Donald Schaefer Center at Kernan Hospital.
- Infusion Services: Often intravenous medications are prescribed for
the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Infusion services are available in our
- 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.
Complete our Clinical
This page was last updated on:
April 27, 2009.
For more information about the Maryland Center for Multiple
please call 410-328-5605.