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

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

Dr. David Rosenfield is a neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenfield is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenfield include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Rosenfield is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenfield attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Memory ... (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's specialties are 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 multiple sclerosis (MS), spasticity, and myasthenia gravis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Jenny Lai specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Lai is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lai is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Lawrence Nguyen is a rehabilitation physician. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, myasthenia gravis, and polymyositis. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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)

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

Dr. Mohammad Al Baeer is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: myasthenia gravis, guillain-barre syndrome, and aneurysm. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Al Baeer attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Al Baeer a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Brain AVM, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Brain Cancer, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Teresa Kaldis practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include brain surgery, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaldis studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaldis honors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. Sheetal Shroff practices osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shroff include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. Dr. Shroff is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shroff is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Venessa Holland practices adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. Dr. Holland is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Holland welcomes 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 Other, Neuropathology
6565 Fannin Street; Suite M227
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Powell's specialty is neuropathology. Her clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and stroke. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Powell studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Powell honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold.

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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 is a neurosurgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Simpson include tremors, spasticity, and pain management. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Simpson graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to 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 is a neuropsychologist in Houston, TX. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burton include parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke rehabilitation. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burton takes. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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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