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Our mission at the LSU Multiple Sclerosis Clinic is to provide the best possible care to patients with multiple sclerosis, conduct research that will lead to new and better treatments for this disease, and educate new neurologists in how to deliver state-of-the art care for people with MS. We are also committed to MS community outreach with regard to
We strive to be the leading MS academic clinic for southern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
There is great hope for patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. FDA-approved injectable MS therapies (Interferon beta-1a (Avonex, Rebif), interferon beta-1b (Betaseron) and glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) have a very long estableshid record of safete and known to be effective for multiple sclerosis. For people who don't tolerate injections or who would prefer the convenience of a pill fingolimod (Gylenia), teriflunomide (Aubagio) and dymethil-fumarate (Tecfidera) are treatment options that are also effective and relatively safe although not as safe as the injectable options. Natalizumab (Tysabri) is a very effective and safe therapy in people that have not been exposed to the JC virus. Lemtrada is now another option we can provide generatlly for patients that have failed other therapies. Mitoxantrone (Novantrone) is a last resort therapy.
There are also multiple new MS therapies that will be available in the near future including both oral agents and new infusions. We are confortable with managing all these therapies.
Our goal at the MS Clinic of New Orleans at LSUHSC is to provide our patients with an
In our multiple sclerosis clinic we have two board-certified neurologists (Jesus Lovera, MD and Amparo Gutierrez, MD) devoted to the care of patients with MS, as well as three nurses who have extensive experience caring for MS patients.
We have developed a multi-disciplinary model of
Our patients come to our Multiple Sclerosis Clinic mainly from the New Orleans, LA area but also from Baton Rouge,LA, Lafayette,LA, Gulfport, MS, Biloxi, MS and Mobile, AL. We have built a network of other providers in these areas to provide additional specialty care that patients with MS need.
As multiple sclerosis physicians, we also seek to contribute to the development of new treatments by participating in multicenter trials of new medications as well as conducting our own research. Patients in our clinic regularly have opportunities to participate in clinical trials of new medications.
LSU Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
3700 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
3700 Saint Charles