We found 5 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Stratford, CT.

Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Yaniv Chen practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of multiple sclerosis (MS) and headache. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune Disorders, Neurological Disorders

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Jianhui Zhang is a neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Zhang is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, Anthem, and more. She is open to new patients. For her residency, Dr. Zhang trained at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Zhang is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James B Butler, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. James Butler practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, Dr. Butler speaks French. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Butler attended medical school at Free University of Brussels. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butler honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Dystonia, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Philip Barasch's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Barasch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barasch is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barasch is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Dystonia, Herniated Disc, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Kanaga Sena is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Sena attended the University of Ceylon and then went on to complete his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and myasthenia gravis. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sena (or staff) speaks Tamil and Sinhala. Dr. Sena is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Movement Disorders, Seizure Disorders, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.

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