MS & Neuroimmunology Program
About Our Program
If you’ve been recently diagnosed with a neuro multiple sclerosis (MS), or are in the process of trying to get a confirmed diagnosis, we understand the fear and trepidation you may be feeling. Multiple sclerosis and neuroimmune diseases are not fully understood, and unfortunately that means that people with these disorders face more unknowns than we would like.
Here is what we do know: neuroimmune diseases affect multiple areas of the brain and spinal cord, leaving lesions that interfere with the ability of the nervous system to send and receive signals. A person with a neuroimmune disease like multiple sclerosis may experience trouble walking, muscle stiffness or spasms, weakness, vision problems, or numbness or tingling sensations, among other symptoms.
At Barrow Neurological Institute, our multiple sclerosis and neuroimmune disease specialists strive to alleviate those symptoms, as well as to educate and empower you as you fight your illness, and to enlist you as a partner as we search for new, more effective treatments. Through access to clinical trials, advanced facilities, and our deep base of clinical knowledge, we hope that we can give you a sense of hope, determination, and purpose as you partner with us for your care.
For more information on the Barrow MS and Neuroimmunology Program or to make an appointment, please call (602) 406-6262.
The Barrow Difference
At Barrow Neurological Institute, we understand the impact multiple sclerosis and other neuroimmune disorders can have on your daily life. Our program is home to a variety of therapists who can address your unique needs and help you manage your symptoms so that you can enjoy an improved quality of life.
Through access to our deep base of clinical knowledge, advanced facilities, and clinical trials, we hope to give you a sense of hope, determination, and purpose as your partner with us for your care.
The MS and Neuroimmunology Program at Barrow was the first—and remains the only—Center for Comprehensive MS Care in Arizona. The designation, awarded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, recognizes our commitment to providing a complete spectrum of neuroimmunology care.
Each month, we hold a multidisciplinary clinic where patients can see different specialists in one visit and receive a comprehensive treatment plan.
Our specialists include:
- Two fellowship-trained MS Specialists/Neuroimmunologists
- MS-Trained Therapists
- Social Workers
For intravenous medications, we offer you the convenience of having your infusions in the same office where you receive the rest of your MS and neuroimmunology care. Built in 2014, our infusion suite includes amenities such as personal televisions and comfortable furniture to help you relax and pass the time.
As an institution dedicated to clinical research, Barrow strives to offer each patient the option to participate in a clinical trial. These studies help us learn more about challenging diseases like MS and make progress toward developing better therapies.
Barrow is also a member site of the North American Imaging in MS Cooperative (NAIMS).
Beyond multiple sclerosis, we treat a variety of rare neuroimmune disorders. Our team includes a neurologist who has a special certification in the evaluation and management of rare neuroimmune disorders. Other diseases we diagnose and treat include:
- Autoimmune Encephalitis
- Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder
- Susac’s Syndrome
- Transverse Myelitis
We are honored to be the first and only center in Arizona to be recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We are grateful for the support that has allowed us to offer additional services and better holistic care for patients.
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