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Published on March 06, 2014

Dean Multiple Sclerosis Program Recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care

As Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month gets underway in March, Dean’s MS program is being recognized for its exceptional care by the National MS Society

The Dean Multiple Sclerosis Program, which is housed within the Dean Neurological Institute & Spine Center, has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National MS Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This formal recognition honors the program’s commitment to providing exceptional coordinated, comprehensive MS care; and a continuing partnership with the Society to address the challenges of people affected by MS.

“We are so proud to partner with Dean to enhance coordinated, comprehensive care for the more than 900 people who live with MS in the Madison area,” said Colleen Kalt, president of the Society’s Wisconsin Chapter. “In earning this recognition, the Dean MS Program has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in MS care, making a tremendous impact on people affected by MS in our community.”

“We are excited to be part of this program and delighted to be honored for the care we provide to our patients,” said Dr. Natasha Frost, Neurologist and Medical Director of the Center’s MS Program.

As part of the new Comprehensive MS Care designation, Society professionals and trained volunteers will be on hand at the center twice a month to share literature and information on chapter programs, services and events.

A Center for Comprehensive MS Care recognizes the critical need for access to a full array of medical, psycho-social and rehabilitation services to address the varied and often complex issues related to living with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. The Partners in MS Care program acknowledges and encourages total care of people living with MS.  The central focus is on the ability of patients to access the needed services, which may be offered on-site or through referral, while upholding excellence in coordinated and comprehensive MS care.

For information about this program, please visit the National MS Society website.  For information about the National MS Society, visit nationalMSsociety.org or call 1-800-344-4867.

About the National MS Society 

The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives.  In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support 350 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people.  The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org.

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide.

For More Information

For more information or to arrange an interview with one of our Dean providers or staff, contact Dean Clinic Communications Manager Kim Sveum at kim.sveum@deancare.com or (608) 294-6080.

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