Multiple Sclerosis Center
The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center offers an integrated interprofessional team, dedicated to offering comprehensive care to improve your symptoms, optimize your ability to function in your professional and personal life, reduce your pain, and improve your long-term prognosis.
Individualized, Well-Orchestrated Care
While Multiple Sclerosis treatment options have dramatically improved over the years, the condition can still lead to significant challenges. Our specialists work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to meet physical, cognitive and emotional needs.
Our neurologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neuro-urologists, neuro-radiologists, sleep specialists, pain specialists, geriatricians, dietitians, psychologists, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, and support staff provide convenient, patient-centered care — including access to diagnostic testing and clinical trials, assistance with appointments and scheduling, and multiple consultations in one visit—so your experience is as seamless as possible.
We believe you and your family are vital members of the care team, which is why we are committed to working closely with you on your individual course of treatment.
Services and Treatment
Our highly specialized team members provide a wide variety of services and treatments focused on Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, Optic Neuritis, Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, including:
- · Physical and Occupational Therapy
- · Swallow and Speech Therapy
- · Sleep Disorders
- · Vision Problems
- · Bladder, Sexual and Bowel Problems
- · Pain
- · Neuropsychological Assessment and Cognitive Rehabilitation
- · Psychological Well-being and Health Behavior
- · Infusion Therapy
- · Botox Injections for Spasms/Spasticity and Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy Pump
Clinical Research Center
Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center is proud to offer a state-of-the-art Clinical Research Center in pursuit of advancing clinical research and improving outcomes for our patients.
See our open clinical trials
David Duncan, M.D., FAAN, obtained his medical degree at Indiana University and completed his residency in neurology at the University of Kentucky. He completed fellowships in the area of functional neuroimaging and nuclear medicine from the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research in Germany and the University of Pennsylvania.
He is board-certified in neurology by the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology and received certification in neurorehabilitation from the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. He has received the honorary status of Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Duncan is a MS certified specialist by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.
Behavioral Health Support
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often have emotional concerns such as worries about the future, depression or anxiety, and issues with partner and family relations. The counseling psychologists at Jersey Shore University Medical Center help you adjust to your disease through sessions that enable you to live life to the fullest despite MS. When you meet with the team, we encourage you to focus on your strengths and abilities, rather than your limitations. With your psychologist, you can improve the way you:
- Adhere to your medications and your doctors’ recommendations
- Relate to your family
- Engage in routines such as exercise, diet, sleep, and other healthy living challenges
Through our integrative program, your physician and psychologist collaborate and coordinate your care, treating your MS both psychologically and physically. You can often see an MS physician and a psychologist on the same day, avoiding the need to travel to multiple appointments in different locations.
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