We found 11 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Aetna Open Access near Houston, TX.

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Dr. David Barry Rosenfield, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Rosenfield, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenfield include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and musculoskeletal pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenfield is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenfield obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Memory ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenny Mei-Ju Lai, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1878
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jenny Lai is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Houston, TX. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Lai include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. Dr. Lai takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Lai studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Aneurysm, Spine Problems, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Injuries, Brain Injury, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Glenn Smith, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. R. Smith is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Smith's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Muscular Dystrophy, Electromyography, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Al Baeer, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Al Baeer's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al Baeer include back pain, bell's palsy, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Al Baeer is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Al Baeer graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Epilepsy, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, Headache, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheetal Shivaprasad, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Shroff is an osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Her areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. Dr. Shroff is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shroff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Facial Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Skin Biopsy, Muscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Teresa D Kaldis, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1878
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Teresa Kaldis is a rehabilitation physician. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaldis's areas of expertise include brain surgery, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaldis is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neuropathy, Brain Surgery, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Polymyositis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence H Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Nguyen is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patient reviews placed Dr. Nguyen at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, myasthenia gravis, and polymyositis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Venessa Holland sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Holland performed her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Suzanne Zein-Eldin Powell, MD
Specializes in Neuropathology
6565 Fannin Street; Suite M227
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Powell is a physician who specializes in neuropathology. Her areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and stroke. Dr. Powell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She takes Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Tumor, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Cancer, Parkinson's Disease, Biopsy, Brain Surgery, Movement ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard K Simpson Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Simpson's specialty is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simpson include tremors, spasticity, and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Simpson attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Simpson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Brain Surgery, Movement Disorders, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Veronica J Burton, PhD
Specializes in Neuropsychology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Veronica Burton works as a neuropsychologist. These areas are among Dr. Burton's clinical interests: parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke rehabilitation. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Burton is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Cancer, Parkinson's Disease, Movement Disorders, Stroke Rehabilitation, ... (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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