Barrow Neurological Institute offers medical care, support services, and referrals to community resources to individuals with multiple sclerosis. Barrow researchers endeavor to understand multiple sclerosis and to find new ways to treat it. Specialists from many fields provide care to multiple sclerosis patients to address the many ways the disease can affect individuals.
A neurologist or physiatrist evaluates patients to determine the diagnosis, to enroll eligible patients into research studies, to monitor the disease process and the effect of medications, and to make referrals to appropriate specialists.
In addition to the neurologist, a physiatrist may also evaluate the MS patient. A physiatrist is a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and who works with patients to develop an overall plan for the patient's rehabilitation.
A multidisciplinary rehabilitation assessment is available to all of our MS patients on the third Wednesday of every month in coordination with our outpatient physical therapists and occupational therapists at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. This comprehensive rehabilitation program is designed to provide assistance with walking, movement, balance and self care.
A neuropsychologist offers support and treatment for various emotional and psychological issues.
Medical Social Worker
Available to our MS patients for guidance.
For more information, please call 1-800-BARROW1 (227-7691) or 602-406-6281.