Doctors aren’t perfect. They need help from you! Anything you can do to help communication with them will be helpful.
Sample Video (Three Principles of MS Care):
Each video discusses an important topic:
- Three Principles of MS Care—There are three principles important in the care of any MS patient. And a fourth for MS patients and their caregivers to follow. Watch this video to find out what these principles are, and what everyone with MS or taking care of someone with MS should know.
- Diagnosing MS—The diagnosis of MS is no longer guesswork, and before powerful disease modifying therapies are started and this life-changing diagnosis is made, definite criteria should be met. Watch this video to find out what these criteria are, and how an MS expert applies them.
- Current Therapy for MS—Many therapies are available for MS, and they are increasing as we speak. Watch this video to find out what these therapies are, and how an MS expert clinician decides among them.
- Comorbidities in MS—Several medical problems, or “comorbidities,” can negatively affect the quality of life of people with MS, yet these problems have been largely ignored by doctors until recently. Watch this video to find out what these comorbidities are, and what you can do about them.
- NMO, ADEM, and Transverse Myelitis—There are several disorders that have always been classified in the MS family of diseases (demyelinating diseases) but are clearly not MS and can must be treated with other therapies, because standard MS therapies can make these diseases worse. Watch this video to find out what these diseases are and how they are treated.
- MS-The Future—What’s in the future for MS therapy? Watch this video and find out what lies ahead for MS. One important principle is to avoid the mistakes of the past. Watch this video to find out what some of these mistakes were, and how they can be avoided.
- MS and MRI—What are the characteristics of MS on an MRI, and how do I know whether my MRI really shows MS, or something else? Watch this video and see how an MS expert certified in Neurology and Neuroimaging-MRI answers this question, and what’s in the future for imaging in MS.
- Diseases That Mimic MS—Many diseases can mimic MS and produce similar symptoms. Drugs used to treat MS are not only expensive, but can have side effects and can make these diseases worse. Watch this video to find out what some of these diseases are and how they are ruled out or in.
- Treatment Failure in MS—Many times patients get worse on approved therapy, and a decision needs to be made what to do next. Watch this video to find out how an expert MS Clinician decides whether to switch therapies to more aggressive FDA approved therapies, or to switch to cancer chemotherapies autologous stem cell transplantation.
- Optical Coherence Tomography in MS—This is a newer imaging technique for diagnosing and following patients with MS. Watch this video to see examples of its usefulness, and how it can differentiate between MS and mimics of that disease.
- Summary—MS is a disease without a known cause and without a known cure. But there are many treatments now that we didn’t have even ten years ago, and many more on the way. Watch this video for a summary of these videos, the most extensive video library without drug company sponsorship available on the web.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a complicated disease. Mis-information is everywhere, and finding a web site without drug company influence is impossible!!
That’s why we created the Multiple Sclerosis Center at ThatNeurologyDoc.
Important questions about MS, include:
- What are some of the common symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?
- How is the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis made?
- What are the treatments for Multiple Sclerosis?
- What are the important principles of treatment for all MS patients?
- What does the future hold for patients with MS?
These questions are in the mind of every patient with MS. And their caregiver. And every person whose life has been touched by MS!
Each person with MS is unique. Treatment must be individualized for every patient. Because MS patients are human beings like the rest of us, they can have some of the same problems everyone else has. Many times these problems have nothing to do with MS, even though providers sometimes want to blame every symptom on MS!
Sometimes doctors just reach for the script pad for every symptom, or throw a dart at the dart board of the many approved disease modifying therapies for MS.
Patients and caregivers must be their own advocates! That means patients and caregivers need to educate themselves.
That’s how The Multiple Sclerosis Center at ThatNeurologyDoc can help.
In the many videos in the MS section of our site, Dr. Rowe discusses the most common questions about MS, and the latest research in MS. He’ll show you how the diagnosis is made, and how other problems are ruled out. He’ll discuss special MRI considerations in the diagnosis. And he’ll tell you why there’s so much hope for the future.
And he’ll help you learn to talk with your own neurologist.