Being diagnosed and living with multiple sclerosis is often overwhelming. Your MS journey might be challenging, frustrating and depressing at times. On the bright side, superb MS care is available. This podcast lays out ways that you can take charge of MS and get the care you deserve. Topics include finding the right neurologist for you and how to get reliable MS information. Improve your communication with your doctor regarding worsening symptoms, progressive disease, MRI imaging and medication risks. Making shared decisions regarding treatment with your neurologist highlighted. If you feel more comfortable sticking with the treatment plan called "adherence," you will be better off in keeping your MS in check. Financial assistance for treatments, MRI and office visits outlined. Expert information reviewed on diet, vitamin D, smoking, alcohol and exercise. Barry Singer MD, Director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care, interviews:
Cathy Chester was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1986 and has become a leading national MS patient advocate. Cathy is a graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Business and The Alfus Patient Advocate Certificate Program at The University of Miami. Cathy’s An Empowered Spirit was named Top Health Blog by Healthline and Top Multiple Sclerosis Blog by Healthline and WEGO Health for several years. Cathy is a regular contributor to MultipleSclerosis.net and Multiple Sclerosis News Today.
Bhupendra Khatri MD is the founding medical director of the Regional MS Center of the Center for Neurological Disorders in Milwaukee, one of the largest multiple sclerosis centers in the U.S. Dr. Khatri completed his residency in neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and fellowship at University of California in San Francisco. He has been a principal investigator in numerous clinical trials, as well as an invited speaker at both national and international conferences. He has published over 55 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to six books. In 2015 he was honored with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Lifetime Achievement Award. He is an accomplished book author and published the award-winning bestselling book, “Healing the Soul, Unexpected Stories of Courage, Hope and the Power of Mind.”
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