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

Showing 1-5 of 5
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Myla Denise Goldman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
500 Ray C Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA
 

Dr. Myla Goldman is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Goldman's clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS) and optic neuritis. She is affiliated with the University of Virginia Medical Center. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Goldman takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America List.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Optic Neuritis

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

Dr. David Jones specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Charlottesville, VA. In his practice, Dr. Jones focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with the University of Virginia Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Aetna Valley Preferred, Aetna, and Aetna Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America List. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

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

Dr. Robert McMahon's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. He is professionally affiliated with Augusta Health and the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. McMahon's education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; and Fellow, American Academy of Neurology.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

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

Dr. James Brenton's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brenton include multiple sclerosis (MS), seizures, and epilepsy. He is affiliated with the University of Virginia Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Brenton takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Seizures, Encephalitis

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

Dr. Kathleen Fuchs' specialties are psychology and neuropsychology. She practices in Charlottesville, VA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, geriatric consultation, and life transitions. Dr. Fuchs is affiliated with the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fuchs's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.