Your MS care team

Your MS Care Team is a group of healthcare providers who are all working together to help you get the best care possible. During your MS treatment journey, you’ll likely encounter a number of these individuals with specialized knowledge. (Note: this is not a complete list of all of the healthcare providers you may encounter.)

Primary Care Physician (PCP) – Sometimes known as internists, general practitioners, or the family doctor, your PCP may be the initial point of contact in your MS care.

Neurologist – A doctor who is specialized in treating diseases of the brain and the nervous system, including multiple sclerosis.

Nurse Practitioners/Physician’s Assistants – These healthcare providers have earned advanced degrees in medicine. They both treat illnesses, provide patient teaching, and prescribe medications, often acting as the primary care provider.

Infusion Nurses – These nurses work to prepare and administer infused medications.

Rehabilitation Therapist – This specialty includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech/language pathologists. They help to improve and maintain your speech and mobility.

Mental Health Provider – Having MS and taking medicine for MS may affect your emotions, thoughts, and actions. Mental health providers can help you manage these changes.

Nutritionist – Nutritionists can help you make eating choices to stay as healthy as possible. MS specialists recommend a low-fat, high-fiber diet.

Urologist – A doctor who specializes in diseases of the urinary and reproductive systems, which can be affected by MS.

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