Helping you live life to its fullest
Over the past two decades, medicine has made great advances in the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS). Thanks to new therapies, MS has become a much more manageable illness, especially if it's diagnosed early.
At the Tufts Medical Center Multiple Sclerosis Center in downtown Boston, we keep up with the latest medical advances so we can deliver cutting-edge treatments that help you live life to its fullest. And we take a highly personal approach to care that you might not expect at a major academic medical center.
Our team provides comprehensive care for MS along with similar conditions, such as:
- Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease)
- Sjogren's syndrome
- Central nervous system sarcoidosis
- Lyme disease
Boston's top doctors in MS
Our commitment to personal care starts with our exceptional physicians. Our team will see you each time you come to our clinic and has a friendly, relaxed presence that will make you feel right at home.
Our clinic's small team works together to educate you and your family about MS and your management plan. If your condition progresses and you become disabled, we'll make a special effort to coach family members on caring for you at home. Furthermore, our clinic nurse can help you procure equipment such as braces, walkers and wheelchairs.
Finding the right therapy for you
Many people with MS experience occasional relapses of symptoms. In more advanced cases, secondary progression and overall diminished health may occur. At the Multiple Sclerosis Center, we aim to get you on a therapy that minimizes relapses and prevents further progression in your condition.
The earlier we diagnose MS, the better your long-term outlook will be. We begin this process by reviewing your medical history and discussing your health with you at length. In finalizing a diagnosis, we may also employ blood tests, spinal fluid analysis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or an evoked potential test (which measures electrical activity in the spinal cord, brain stem and optic nerve).
Following a diagnosis, we seek your input to determine a treatment plan that's right for you. Many medications are already available to manage MS. However, new drugs are always coming on the market, some of which require close monitoring upon initiation of treatment. We're here to educate you on the latest developments and to make recommendations when promising options emerge.
Since MS can lead to other health problems, we work closely with other Tufts MC specialties, such as ophthalmology, urology, psychiatry and rehabilitation, to manage your overall well-being. Depending on the progression of your illness, you can expect to visit our clinic twice a year for evaluations.
At the Multiple Sclerosis Center, we value the relationship that referring physicians have with their patients. In order to maintain strong lines of communication and promote continuity of care, we will fax you a note summarizing our findings following each patient visit.