Multiple Sclerosis (MS) center
Our experienced, expert, and compassionate team is dedicated to providing you the specialized treatment needed to treat multiple sclerosis. Our providers have been recognized by the National MS Society as Partner’s in Care for demonstrating knowledge and expertise in treating people with MS.
At Kane Hall Barry’s Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center we have been recognized by the National MS Society as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National MS Society. Our neurolgists are experienced with diagnosing and treating patient with MS.
Drs Barry, Maddukuri, and Shah are Partner’s in Care for demonstrating knowledge and expertise in treating people with MS. Additionally, Dr. Shah and Jessica Mason, FNP, both earned Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist certificates from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC).
Multiple sclerosis (MS) Center Information
what is multiple sclerosis?
MS symptoms may be fleeting or long-lasting. Physical symptoms include pain, fatigue, weakness, poor balance, tingling, numbness, loss of vision, and paralysis. Cognitive symptoms include problems with memory, attention, information gathering, visual perception, and word-finding.
Most MS patients start with relapsing-remitting MS. They experience attacks followed by periods where symptoms go away. Patients who have progressive MS experience a steady, gradual loss of function.
Most MS diagnoses are made in patients between the ages of 20 and 50. Women are much more likely than men to be diagnosed with MS.
The disease can be difficult to confirm, especially early on, since MS symptoms are often similar to those of other medical problems. Diagnosis requires a neurologist experienced in treating MS, such as our own Drs. James Barry, Srirekha Maddukuri, and Nirav Shah; recognized by the National MS Society as an “MS Partner in Care.” In addition, Dr. Shah and Jessica Mason, FNP both earned Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist certificates from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC).
multiple Sclerosis FAQs
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of a class of diseases in which the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body.
Certain cells produce myelin, which surrounds and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. MS attacks these cells. This disrupts the central nervous system, causing unpredictable and disabling physical and cognitive problems.
are your providers experienced in MS?
We have 3 neurologists that are recognized by the National MS Society as “MS Partners in Care” based on their experience in treating patients with MS. You are in good hands!
What treatments are available for MS?
As yet there is no cure for MS. There are several oral, injectable and infused disease-modifying medications that help improve function after an attack, prevent new attacks, and postpone disability.
Notable among these are oral Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera®), injected Beta interferons (such as Avonex® and Plegridy®), infused Natalizumab (Tysabri®) and Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada®). Kane Hall Barry also infuses high dose corticosteroids for treating MS attacks. Physical therapy and counseling are also important tools for managing MS.
do you offer patient assistance with treatments? I've heard some of the infusion therapies are expensive
Our staff is experienced with finding patient assistance programs to make sure you get the care and treatment you need.
do you participate in the walk MS fundraiser?
Yes! Kane Hall Barry puts together a team of SuperNeurons each year for Walk MS: Fort Worth – We typically raise $10,000. Team information will be posted here when available
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