Comprehensive MS Exam
The OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute (OSF INI) MS Center offers a comprehensive MS exam for newly diagnosed and recently established patients.
During this annual exam, patients and family members or caregivers may meet with:
- MS specialist (physician and/or advanced practice provider)
- MS-certified nurse
- MS-certified physical and occupational therapists
- Social worker or licensed neurology counselor
- Urology (bladder) specialist
If the need arises, speech therapists and representatives to assist with wheelchair and orthotic (ankle/foot brace) needs will be available as well.
A MS-specific neurology exam, called an EDSS, will be performed and you will also be given the opportunity to complete quality of life questionnaires. This will help give your provider a more complete view of your condition, disease progression and lifestyle so they can create a treatment plan that meets your needs.
A MS Flowsheet Registry that integrates with the electronic medical chart has been implemented. This registry has many benefits, one of which will assist providers and staff with viewing your individualized, complete, MS history in one electronic view, so we can provide comprehensive, coordinated care for you throughout your lifetime.