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

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Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Yaniv Chen's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS) and headache. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Chen attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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

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

Dr. James Butler is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Butler honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Butler is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Free University of Brussels, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael. He speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Jianhui Zhang's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Zhang takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Anthem. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Zhang's residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Philip Barasch practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Shelton, CT, Stratford, CT, and New Haven, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Barasch accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Barasch is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Barasch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Tamil.

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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)

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Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Kanaga Sena is a neurologist. His clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and myasthenia gravis. Patient ratings for Dr. Sena average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Ceylon and a graduate of Bridgeport Hospital's residency program. Dr. Sena (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Sinhala. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sena 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.