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Published on October 27, 2011

Multiple Sclerosis Center for Caring Welcomes New Medical Director

In Brief

  • The Crozer-Keystone Health Network recently welcomed Regina Torsney-Durkin, M.D., as the new medical director to the Multiple Sclerosis Center for Caring at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
  • A board-certified neurologist, Torsney-Durkin earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., and completed her internship in internal medicine at the Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia.
  • The MS Center for Caring Delaware County’s most complete resource for MS information, evaluation, treatment and support.

The Crozer-Keystone Health Network recently welcomed Regina Torsney-Durkin, M.D., as the new medical director to the Multiple Sclerosis Center for Caring at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

She joins neurologist Bradley Grayum, M.D., chief of Neurology at Crozer; neurologist Pasquale Brancazio, D.O.; and nurse and research coordinator Kathie Dermott, R.N. at the Center. “I am excited to work along side the neurology team with the goal of improving the quality of life for patients living with multiple sclerosis,” Torsney-Durkin says.

A board-certified neurologist, Torsney-Durkin earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., and completed her internship in internal medicine at the Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia. She also completed a residency in neurology from Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia.

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; however statistics indicate that the incidence of MS is higher in the Northeast then anywhere else in the United States. We don’t know the reason and that is why the MS Clinic is so important,” says Torsney-Durkin.

The MS Center for Caring is Delaware County’s most complete resource for MS information, evaluation, treatment and support. The center provides such services as:   

  • Integrated Care: The multidisciplinary experienced team of neurologists, a nurse and specialists from various disciplines work together to provide coordinated care. The clinical support staff members help to guide patients throughout their care while offering outstanding and ongoing support and education. And as seasoned researchers, the team provides patients with access to the latest clinical trials. 
  • Comprehensive diagnostic services: All patients will receive a thorough evaluation by a neurologist. Depending on their individual requirements, patients may be able to access all testing modalities at Crozer.
  • Comprehensive treatment services: Treatment plans are tailored according to each patient’s specific needs and are aimed at improving or maintaining quality of life. The staff of the modern Infusion Center has a long history of working with the 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. Patient may also be referred to specialists in other areas, such as urology, urogynecology and ophthalmology. All of these services are available at Crozer.

  • Complementary services: Complementary services are offered in the form of varied counseling, support and educational services related to living - and thriving - with MS. 

The Crozer-Keystone Multiple Sclerosis Center for Caring is located on the second floor of the Crozer. For more information or to schedule and appointment, call (610) 874-1184.

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