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

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Jianhui Zhang is a medical specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). For her residency, Dr. Zhang trained at Albany Medical Center. She accepts Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, Anthem, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Saint Mary's Hospital (Waterbury, CT) and Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Yaniv Chen's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Chen has a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS) and headache. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 neurologist in Stratford, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. He attended medical school at Free University of Brussels. Dr. Butler completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Butler is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Butler is accepting 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 works as a neurologist in Shelton, CT, Stratford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Barasch average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barasch (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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 practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sena include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Sena honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Sena attended the University of Ceylon for medical school. Dr. Sena (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Sinhala. Dr. Sena is 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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