We found 12 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 medical specialist in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 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. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Rosenfield has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is 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. Robert Glenn Smith, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. R. Smith practices neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include multiple sclerosis (MS), spasticity, and myasthenia gravis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Lai's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lai attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lai is accepting new patients.

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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. Eddie Lee Patton Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
6550 Fannin; Suite 1801
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eddie Patton, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patton include tremors, dystonia, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Patton is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Patton is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Cervical Dysplasia, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Teresa Kaldis' specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaldis's clinical interests include brain surgery, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaldis honors. She is professionally 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 Huu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Nguyen is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, myasthenia gravis, and polymyositis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at 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 medical specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: myasthenia gravis, guillain-barre syndrome, and aneurysm. Dr. Al Baeer is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Al Baeer is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Al Baeer is accepting 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. Sheetal Shroff, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Shroff works as a neurologist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. Dr. Shroff is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The average patient rating for Dr. Shroff is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shroff honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Venessa Ann Holland, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Venessa Holland's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Holland's areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Holland's residency was performed at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to 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. Richard Kendall Simpson Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Simpson's specialty is neurosurgery. His clinical interests include tremors, spasticity, and pain management. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Simpson graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Simpson's office for an appointment.

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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. Suzanne Zein-Eldin Powell, MD
Specializes in Other, Neuropathology
6565 Fannin Street; Ms205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Powell's medical specialty is neuropathology. Clinical interests for Dr. Powell include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and stroke. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Powell attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Powell is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Veronica Burton works as a neuropsychologist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burton include parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke rehabilitation. The average patient rating for Dr. Burton is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Burton is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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.