New Center at Crozer Provides Comprehensive Resources for MS Patients
- Crozer-Keystone recently opened the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
- The comprehensive and multidisciplinary center is designed to meet the unique needs of multiple sclerosis patients and their families.
- Patients referred to the center receive a thorough evaluation by a neurologist. Depending on their individual requirements, patients may be able to access all testing modalities at Crozer.
- Treatment plans are tailored according to each patient’s specific needs.
The MS Center team includes, left to right, neurologist Bradley Grayum, M.D., chief of the Division of Neurology at Crozer; nurse and research coordinator Kathie Dermott, R.N.; neurologist Joan Sweeney, M.D., medical director; and neurologist Pasquale Brancazio, D.O.
Crozer-Keystone recently opened the Multiple Sclerosis Center for Caring at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, a comprehensive and multidisciplinary center designed to meet the unique needs of multiple sclerosis patients and their families.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). The most common symptoms of MS are blurry or double vision, or numbness and tingling in any area. Additional symptoms include decreased coordination, dizziness, facial pain, fatigue and loss of balance movement problems. The exact cause of the disease is unknown.
Crozer-Keystone’s MS Center, located on the second floor at Crozer, aims to be Delaware County’s most complete resource for MS patients. The center provides integrated care, comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services, and various complementary services related to living — and thriving — with MS.
“Our multidisciplinary, experienced team of neurologists, a nurse and specialists from various disciplines work together to provide coordinated care. Our clinical support staff members help to guide patients throughout their care while offering outstanding and ongoing support and education,” says Joan Sweeney, M.D., a Crozer-Keystone neurologist and medical director of the center. “And as seasoned researchers, our team provides patients with access to the latest clinical trials.”
Patients referred to the center receive a thorough evaluation by a neurologist. Depending on their individual requirements, patients may be able to access all testing modalities at Crozer.
Treatment plans are tailored to each patient’s specific needs and are aimed at improving or maintaining quality of life. The staff of Crozer’s modern Infusion Center has a long history of working with our physicians to provide a safe, convenient and comfortable environment for patients who require IV infusion therapy.
Adjunct treatment options may include physical/occupational therapy, psychological therapy and pain management. Patients may also be referred to specialists in other areas, such as urology, urogynecology and ophthalmology. All of these services are available at Crozer. Patients will also have access to a range of counseling, support and educational services.
“Our goal is to become a regional leader for MS care in the Philadelphia region. We feel that we have the expertise, experience and resources to offer a comprehensive experience for MS patients and their families,” says Bradley Grayum, M.D., chief of the Division of Neurology at Crozer.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (610) 874-1184 or visit http://mscenter.crozer.org.