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Successful management of multiple sclerosis (MS) often requires a team of medical professionals, and that team should include a neurologist.

“MS is a chronic illness that affects the central nervous system, and so it’s important to have someone who has knowledge of the pathophysiology of MS, the consequences and outcome of MS, and the new profile of treatment for MS,” says Aliza Ben-Zacharia, NP, an acute care nurse practitioner and assistant professor of neurology at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine in New York City.

“MS is not a temporary disease,” Ben-Zacharia says. “You need to have follow-up with the neurologist for the rest of your life. It’s important that the neurologist fits your life and properly communicates with you.”

You may need to meet with several neurologists to find someone who matches your individual needs.


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