Aurora BayCare Medical Center's MS Clinic is designed to be a pathway through our comprehensive, patient-centered program. Our goal is to guide you through and coordinate your care by
connecting you to our interdisciplinary team of specialists.
During diagnosis and treatment, you may be seen by the following specialties:
Neurology: Neurologists specialize in the diagnosis of nervous system disorders and help determine what course of treatment is appropriate for you. You may have
the opportunity to see both physicians and a nurse practitioner depending upon your needs.
Neuropsychology: Neuropschychologists do special testing to look at brain functions such as memory and attention.
Occupational Therapy: Occupational Therapists work with you to help you perform the activities of your daily life. This includes tasks in the home and, if you
work outside the home, things done on the job.
Speech and Language Pathology: The ability to communicate effectively is important to all patients. Multiple Sclerosis damages myelin - a material that surrounds
and protects nerve fibers, and helps to conduct messages to and from the brain - and nerve cells in the brain, brainstem and spinal cord. This, in turn, affects a variety of functions
handled by the brain. Such functions may involve: speech, voice, swallowing and cognition.
Physical Therapy: A physical therapist will meet with you to assess your gait, balance, and risk for falls. For patients that use wheelchairs for mobility, your
therapist will review your use of the wheelchair and your ability to transfer to and from it. Your physical therapist will focus on ways to:
Stretch your muscles
Build up their endurance
Improve their balance
Learn about assistive devices for walking
Be active even when in a wheelchair
The MS Clinic contact information is (920) 288-8020.