Management of Multiple Sclerosis at Shepherd Center
A one-stop shop for multiple sclerosis therapy and treatment at Shepherd Center
We believe in providing comprehensive, patient-centered support for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center – which encompasses the MS medical clinic, the Eula C. and Andrew C. Carlos Rehabilitation and Wellness programs, and research – offers the best range of services and MS treatment options. This spans the continuum of medical care, rehabilitation, wellness, and more.
As a patient at the MS Institute, you can access a specialized, interdisciplinary care team of highly trained, certified, and experienced professionals who collaborate to design a tailored, evidence-based treatment plan based on your symptoms and goals. With specialists and care services housed in one hospital, we can focus on what’s best for the patient while making it easy to communicate care quickly, make referrals, and adjust treatments as needed.
Treatment and Management of Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Provided at Shepherd Center
- Bowel and bladder dysfunction
- Heat intolerance
- Balance impairments
- Gait impairments
- Vision impairments
- Sexual dysfunction
- Chronic pain
- Swallowing problems/dysphagia
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Cognitive problems
- Speech problems
We offer integrative treatments for diagnosing, managing, and slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis. Through a customized care plan, the MS Institute can help manage symptoms and provide the most comprehensive care.
Specialized MS Programming
The MS Institute presents "Living Well with MS," a 12-week virtual series led by a MS counselor tailored for individuals diagnosed with MS within the past two years. Join this program to gain insights from Shepherd experts, connect with fellow MS individuals, and delve into topics like Wellness, Neurophysiology, medications, exercise, pain, sleep, resources, and impact on family.
As the only dedicated MS rehabilitation program in Georgia, our MS therapists work closely with you to assess your health needs and develop a plan of care around you to help keep you as active and independent as possible.
Bowel and Bladder Clinic
Experience our comprehensive four-week MS Bowel and Bladder clinic, where you will collaborate with a team of professionals, including a physician assistant, nursing staff, occupational therapist, pelvic floor physical therapist, and case manager. This multidisciplinary approach ensures a holistic treatment plan addressing your bowel and bladder concerns.
The MS Wellness Program supports a healthy lifestyle with group classes for exercise, education, and social activities, while individual sessions with an exercise physiologist create a personalized exercise program.
Complex conditions like multiple sclerosis require a multifaceted and personalized treatment plan, often encompassing multiple care specialists from various disciplines. Case Managers help to coordinate your care within your interdisciplinary team. They may also work with you to advocate for resources outside Shepherd Center, such as vocational training or disability claims.
I am amazed at how generous and committed every staff member is. They are dedicated to making things easier for people with MS, and the care they show goes beyond just doing their jobs. I am so grateful for Shepherd Center.Bill HenisPatientIntegrated Day Therapy Program
Personalized Access to Shepherd’s Clinics, Classes, and Services
Due to the increasing complexity of MS, personalized care is the most effective way to help navigate and delay the progression of your condition. As a patient at the MS Institute, your care can include visits with neuropsychologists, pain experts, urologists, and other specialists as needed. Additionally, you’ll have access to other Shepherd clinics, classes, and services like our assistive technology center, seating clinic, or monthly bowel and bladder clinic.
Appointments and Referrals for the Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute
Located within Shepherd Center in Atlanta, the MS Institute offers convenient access and free parking. A variety of scheduling options are provided, including repeat and same-day appointment times when available. Receiving all of your MS care in a centralized location at Shepherd Center ensures continuity of care through a comprehensive team approach.
The Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-1465