Multiple Sclerosis Referring Physicians

One-time neurologic consultations:

The staff of the Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis provides one-time consultations to neurologists and other providers. Reasons for such consultations would include any of the following:

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  • Evaluation of patients with unexplained symptoms or radiological findings which could be due to demyelinating disease.
  • Confirmation of the diagnosis of MS where work-up is already complete.
  • Review of treatment options in relapsing-remitting patients.
  • Review of new immunomodulating therapies for MS.
  • Review of difficult management issues such as pregnancy or surgery.
  • Review of treatment options for secondary progressive patients.
  • Review of immunosuppressive therapies for MS including azathioprine, cladribine, cyclophosphamide, intravenous immunoglobulin, methotrexate and mitoxantrone.
  • Review of the management of treatable MS symptoms such as ataxia, bowel and bladder dysfunction, fatigue pain, spasticity and weakness.
To refer a patient to a multiple sclerosis specialist, call 410-328-4323

Short-term neurologic consultations:

The staff of Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis provide short-term consultations to neurologist and other providers. Reasons for such consultations would include any of the following

  • Evaluation of patients with unexplained symptoms or radiological findings which could be due to demyelinating disease.
  • Confirmation of the diagnosis of MS when further work-up is required.
  • Review of management options with the patient and initiation of treatment with long-term follow-up to be provided by the referring physician.

Short-term neurorehabilitation consultations:

The staff of the Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis provide short-term neurorehabilitation consultations to neurologists and other physicians. Reasons for such consultations would include the evaluation and management of any of the following:

  • Gait disturbance
  • Spasticity
  • Ataxia
  • Upper extremity impairment
  • Impaired speech and swallowing

Long-term neurologic and neurorehabilitative care:

The staff of the Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis will assume the long-term care responsibility in some circumstances for MS patients referred specifically for this by neurologists or other providers.