ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Many of the customers we service have this progressive disease. There are three clinics throughout Ohio, however a brand new clinic has been established in Westerville, Ohio near Columbus that is a multidisciplinary clinic – a one-stop-shop for ALS patients.
This is a great clinic for patients who have ALS because according to their website, studies have shown that ALS patients who attend a multidisciplinary ALS clinic do better long term and enjoy an improved quality of life. They experience less infections and less incidence of pneumonias. They receive early interventions for ALS symptom management.
The ALS clinic staff at OhioHealth work closely together with patients and their families. They monitor the diseases progression and respond to the needs of the patient. Early care means a better quality of life. This provides a personalized way of care for patients.
The OhioHealth ALS Clinic is One of The ALS Association’s Recognized Treatment Centers
This OhioHealth ALS Clinic meets a national standard of best-practice care in the management of ALS. Patients and their families can rest assure that this clinic and the nurses and practitioners and doctors are at the top of their fields.
According to their website, The OhioHealth ALS Clinic plans to expand its offerings by incorporating an ALS research component to the clinic in the near future. With ALS research included as an offering to patients, the clinic will have the full complement of services necessary to apply for certification to become one of The ALS Association’s Certified Centers of Excellence.
There are 12 ALS Experts at this new clinic who all work together collaboratively to give the best care for their patients. We hope that all of our customers take the opportunity to see and experience this brand new clinic.
Below are some more clinics across Ohio to check out!
SCI Service 128 W
10701 E. Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Contact – Frances McClellan, RN. MSN, Clinic Coordinator
Medical Director – Stephen Selkirk, MD
Phone: 216-791-3800, ext. 4731
Department of Neurology, S90
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Medical Directors – Rebecca Kuenzler, M.D., & Erik P. Pioro, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP(C)
Phone 1: 216-444-5559
Phone 2: 866-588-2264
Westerville Medical Campus
300 Polaris Parkway, Suite 2350
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Contact – Program Coordinator: Amy Minser
Medical Director – Kristin M. Johnson, DO & John C. Novak, MD
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