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Patient-Centered Approach for Multiple Sclerosis

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The Penn MS Center is made up of experienced, highly-trained clinicians, researchers and specialists who are experts in the diagnosis and management of MS.

This comprehensive program is a part of the top-ranked Penn Neurosciences and offers patients access to the latest research advancements in MS and neurology.

Patients benefit from individualized treatment plans and personal care from dedicated physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, and a pharmacist.

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Treatment

People diagnosed with MS often fall within two categories of the disease: relapsing or progressive. Symptoms for any MS disease course may be mild, moderate or severe. At the Penn MS Center, we treat all types of MS, with the goal of MS treatment being to control symptoms and help you maintain the best quality of life possible.

Disease modifying medications include:

  • Injectable therapies
  • Oral therapies
  • Infusable therapies

Symptomatic medications are also a part of most treatment plans for MS patients. Rehabilitation services and resources are available for patients through the Penn MS Center.

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Questions About Your Appointment?

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Download your free MS Appointment Checklist for a complete list of what you’ll need for your appointment at the Penn MS Center, important questions to ask the Penn MS team, and a symptom journal.

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Penn’s Collaborative MS Team

For patients with MS, finding a center that focuses on teamwork and collaboration is essential. The Penn MS team works closely with experts across multiple disciplines to provide diagnosis, care and management of MS and associated disorders.

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Neuro-Ophthalmology

Nurse

  • Vanessa Zimmerman, MSN, RN

Nurse Practitioners

Social Worker

  • Michael Pappanao, MSW, LCSW

Pharmacist

  • Ryan Fuller, PharmD

Clinical Research Coordinators

  • Lauren Mace, MS
  • Ashley Pinckney, MBS

Download MS Checklist

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Download your free MS Appointment Checklist for a complete list of what you’ll need for your appointment at the Penn MS Center, important questions to ask the Penn MS team, and a symptom journal.

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