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 is a pediatric neurology specialist in Charlottesville, VA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Brenton attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Brenton honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Goldman is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldman takes. She has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America List. Dr. Goldman is affiliated with the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works 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 several insurance carriers, including Aetna Valley Preferred, Aetna, and Aetna Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Jones has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America List. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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's specialty is pediatric neurology. His professional affiliations include Augusta Health and the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. McMahon is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; and Fellow, American Academy of Neurology.

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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 is a psychologist and neuropsychologist in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Fuchs's areas of expertise include the following: depression, geriatric consultation, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System. She welcomes 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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