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Old 09-01-2015, 04:31 PM   #1
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MS Specialists and Resources

MS Resources

There are many organizations available for MS Patients and their families. These resources can offer assistance in various aspects including networking and finding medical assistance to educating and social events. Most of these have a national office and local chapters. Some local chapters may be more proactive than others.

If you have been diagnosed, your doctor’s office often has a folder of information regarding resources which are available to their patients and the patient’s family. Some MS Clinics offer resources within the MS Clinic too. If in doubt, ASK!

While this Forum is a great place to come, here are other places which might assist you too:


Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
mymsaa.org
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. There are chapters located throughout the US. There is also a lending library of equipment, publications, videos and regular seminars.


National Multiple Sclerosis Society
nationalmssociety.org
National Multiple Sclerosis Society a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. There are chapters located throughout the US. NMSS offers a variety of resources including publications, Webcasts, DVDs, etc.


For those residing in the US, also check with your local state’s Social Service office (the agency responsible for medical assistance or rehabilitation). While some of these agencies might be redundant to the list above, there may be state tax credits and other programs available through the state in which you reside. On the federal level, if you are a veteran, there are VA Centers available for veterans for MS.

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re: MS Specialists and Resources

An MS Specialist can help you get answers sooner. Finding a doctor varies by country and location. The list below is a starting point for locating an MS Specialist.

1. United States. American Academy of Neurology maintains an online tool called “Find a Neurologist” It is located at patients.aan.com/findaneurologist. The page will ask you to identify the Subspecialty (This is their area of specialty), a last name (optimal), city, and state. As this is the American Academy of Neurology, this database is limited to the US.

2. Canada has a Canadian Network of Multiple Sclerosis Clinics. The Network includes 22 centers and has over 50 investigators at 15 universities across Canada dedicated to this purpose. cnmsc.org/ is the website. The contact address is available on the website.

3. United Kingdom has the Multiple Sclerosis Trust (mstrust.org.uk/). The site maintains the maps and directions to MS Specialists, clinics, and centers throughout the UK.

4. Australia has MS Australia (msaustralia.org.au/). This site provides a clearinghouse of information throughout Australia. There are tabs on the site which will allow a state by state review of resources and doctors available.

5. New Zealand has the MS Society of New Zealand which can assist in the location of an MS Specialist (msnz.org.nz/SSLPage.aspx ).

6. Japan. There is a bit more difficulty in Japan, but there is the ( jmss-s.jp/ ) Japan MS Society (English Translation). There are specialists in Japan, but most are in the areas where the rate of MS is higher (Northern Japan).

7. Israel; Israel is well organized and have treatment as well as long term care facilities for MS patients as well as semi-independent living centers. The Israel Multiple Sclerosis Society (mssociety.org.il/ ). They have assistance in English, Hebrew, Russian, and Arabic.

8. Europe. Europe has established the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (emsp.org/) This is a clearinghouse of information regarding resources, clinics, institutions, etc. throughout Europe.

9. India. New Delhi’s first specialized multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment center is located at Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health, Neuro & Allied Sciences (VIMHANS). This is a dedicated MS institution with all the doctors co-located. This center was opened in 2013.

10. India. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (mssocietyindia.org/ ) has chapter offices covering large areas of India. The chapter offices can help locate a proper doctor.

11. Thailand. The incident of MS cases has increased, but specialists are difficult to find. As most cases have been in the north, Chiang Mai has an excellent hospital Chiang Mai Ram Hospital (chiangmairam.com/NEW%20CMR/Center&Clinic%20Eng/Body%20Neuro%20Clinic%20Eng.html ) Most MS cases in Thailand have been coordinated through this facility and they work with doctors throughout Thailand as needed.

As noted above, there are MS Associations, Societies, and Groups in most countries which can help you in locating an MS Specialist. There is usually a local or regional chapter or a web site which can assist you.
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