We found 5 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Stratford, CT.

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Dr. James B Butler, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. James Butler is a neurologist in Stratford, CT and Shelton, CT. Dr. Butler graduated from Free University of Brussels and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Butler is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Dystonia, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Philip Barasch is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Shelton, CT and Stratford, CT. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barasch is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barasch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Tamil. Dr. Barasch is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Nerve Block, Myasthenia Gravis, Electroencephalography, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Jianhui Zhang is a neurophysiologist and neurologist. Her medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. She takes Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zhang speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Saint Mary's Hospital (Waterbury, CT) and Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Yaniv Chen specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Stratford, CT, Shelton, CT, and Fairfield, CT. These areas are among his clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS) and headache. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Chen attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune Disorders, Neurological Disorders

Specializes in Neurology
2590 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Kanaga Sena works as a neurologist. Dr. Sena's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sena include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Sena attended medical school at the University of Ceylon. He trained at Bridgeport Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sena (or staff) speaks Tamil and Sinhala.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Movement Disorders, Seizure Disorders, Epilepsy, ... (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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