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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) center

Our experienced, expert, and compassionate team is dedicated to providing you the specialized treatment needed to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  Our providers have been recognized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as Partners in MS Care for demonstrating knowledge and expertise in treating people with MS.

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At Kane Hall Barry’s comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center we have been recognized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a Center for comprehensive MS Care. Our neurologists are experienced with diagnosing and treating patients with MS.   

Dr. Barry, Maddukuri, and Shah are Partners in MS 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).

what is multiple sclerosis?

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. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS is three times more common among women than men.

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 Dr. James Barry, Dr. Srirekha Maddukuri, and Dr. Nirav Shah who are recognized by the National MS Society as a “Partner in MS 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

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is 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.

At Kane Hall Barry Neurology, we have three neurologists who are recognized by the National MS Society as “Partners in MS Care” based on their experience in treating patients with MS. 

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.

Our staff is experienced with finding patient assistance programs to make sure you get the care and treatment you need.

Kane Hall Barry Neurology puts together a team of SuperNeurons each year for Walk MS: Fort Worth. Our team of SuperNeurons typically raises ~$10,000. Team information will be posted here when available.

the MS team

Srirekha Maddukuri, MD

Srirekha Maddukuri, MD

Board certified in Neurology

Partner in MS Care

Nirav C Shah, M.D, MPH

Board Certified in Neurology

Partner in MS Care

MS Certified Specialist

James M. Barry, MD

James M Barry, MD

Board Certified in Neurology

Partner in MS Care

Jessica Mason, FNP-C

jessica Mason, FNP-C

Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse

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