We found 4 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Cincinnati, OH.

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Dr. Aram Zabeti, MD
Specializes in Neurology
222 Piedmont Avenue; Suite 3100
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Aram Zabeti's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zabeti include multiple sclerosis (MS). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Zabeti attended Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Zabeti is professionally affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological Disorders

Dr. John H Feibel, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4805 Montgomery Road; Suite 410
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. John Feibel works as a neurologist. He is affiliated with The Christ Hospital Health Network and Mercy Health System. Dr. Feibel is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, Stroke, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Elizabeth M. R. Dragan, MD
Specializes in Neurology
222 Piedmont Avenue; Suite 3200
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dragan's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Dragan's areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. She is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Dragan attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Allen Douglas Desena, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Allen Desena's specialty is pediatric neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Desena include multiple sclerosis (MS). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desena honors. Dr. Desena obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health.

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All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological Disorders

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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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