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We found 4 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1535 near Hudson, FL.

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Dr. Qin Gu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7539 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Qin Gu's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Gu's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, sciatica, and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Gu is a graduate of Second Military Medical University and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological ... (Read more)

Dr. Indira Kizhekkemada Umamaheswaran, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7539 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Umamaheswaran attended Calicut Medical College for medical school. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dementia, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Seizures

Dr. Thondikulam Ananthanarayanan Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7539 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Subramanian average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Subramanian honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks Arabic and Hindi. Dr. Subramanian's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Concussion, Infections, Seizures

Dr. David William Malka, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7539 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. David Malka is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malka honors. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Malka is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sports Health, Spine Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, Metabolic Disorders, Multiple ... (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.