Living with multiple sclerosis can be challenging.
Treating it can be difficult because of the variances in severity and symptoms that patients experience. Fortunately, there are specialty medications that can control these symptoms and, in some cases, reduce the severity of MS.
Our clinical staff has the experience and expertise to help you gain access to the latest, most effective MS drugs and support you with high-touch, personalized care and valuable patient services.
LEARN ABOUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system.
Many investigators believe it’s an autoimmune disease, one in which the immune system attacks its own tissues. In this case, the immune system attacks myelin, a nerve-insulating tissue. Therefore, nerves are exposed and damaged as result.
In turn, damage to nerves causes MS patients to develop a wide range of symptoms that often come and go. This makes it very challenging to obtain an MS diagnosis.
Here are some facts to help you further understand MS:
Causes of MS are still unknown. However, investigators believe it may be linked to an environmental trigger, perhaps a virus, that is yet to be identified.
- It affects more women than men (almost 3 to 1).
- First signs of MS show up at ages 20 to 40.
- Initial symptoms include: blurred or double vision & difficulty in coordination and balance.
- Symptoms can be anywhere from mild (transitory numbness) to severe (blindness; partial or complete paralysis).
- Other symptoms include difficulty hearing, concentrating, remembering, and focusing.
- An often overlooked symptom of MS is depression.
There are four types of MS:
- Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS)
- Relapsing Remitting MS (RRMS)
- Primary Progressive MS (PPMS)
- Secondary Progressive MS (SPMS)
While there is currently no cure for MS, there are many treatments dedicated to helping you achieve a good quality of life with the disease.
After learning about your treatment plan, straight from your doctor, our coordinated care team talks to your insurance company about coverage and authorizations.
We also coordinate with patient assistance programs to see if the patient qualifies for financial aid, from non-profit organizations, to cover the cost of MS treatment. Additionally, we keep an eye on pharmaceutical companies’ latest research and development.
This way, we help carry that heavy weight on your shoulders, so you can focus on your health and wellness.
To get the most out of these medications, you need a coordinated care team that can streamline a potentially complicated process.
We work with your doctor on your treatment plan, and with your insurance coverage provider in order to verify your coverage benefits and to coordinate prior authorizations. We also collaborate with pharmaceutical companies on their latest research and patient assistance programs that provide financial aid for patients who qualify.