We found 5 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Medicaid near Charlottesville, VA.

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Dr. Jamie Nicholas Brenton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
Lee Street; Floor 1
Charlottesville, VA
 

Dr. James Brenton's specialty is pediatric neurology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with the University of Virginia Medical Center. Dr. Brenton obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Seizures, Encephalitis

Dr. Myla Denise Goldman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
500 Ray C Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA
 

Dr. Myla Goldman sees patients in Charlottesville, VA. Her medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Virginia Medical Center. Dr. Goldman studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Goldman is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America List.

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All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuritis

Dr. David Edwin Jones, MD
Specializes in Neurology
Lee Street; Ground Floor
Charlottesville, VA
 

Dr. David Jones works as a neurologist in Charlottesville, VA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS). He accepts Aetna Valley Preferred, Aetna, and Aetna Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America List. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Robert William McMahon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
Lee Street; Ground Floor
Charlottesville, VA
 

Dr. Robert McMahon specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Fishersville, VA and Charlottesville, VA. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. McMahon attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. McMahon's distinctions include: Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; and Fellow, American Academy of Neurology. His professional affiliations include Augusta Health and the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System.

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All Interests: Cluster Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Tension Headache, Seizure Disorders, Migraine, Subarachnoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen L Fuchs, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
Lee Street; Ground Floor
Charlottesville, VA
 

Dr. Kathleen Fuchs' areas of specialization are psychology and neuropsychology; she sees patients in Charlottesville, VA. Her areas of expertise include depression, geriatric consultation, and life transitions. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Fuchs is professionally affiliated with the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual ... (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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