Information for Healthcare Professionals - Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence
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Information for Healthcare Professionals

Diagnosing MS

The diagnosis of MS is often difficult and may take time. It can only be made after an extensive evaluation and is not based on one specific physical finding, laboratory test, or symptom.

VA Office of Academic Affiliations MS Fellowships

Our fellowship develops physician leaders with the vision, knowledge, and commitment to health care, research, and education related to MS.

MS Medications and Interventions

Treatments for MS focus on controlling the immune system and managing symptoms. The current goals for MS care are to reduce the frequency of relapses and to slow the progression of the disease by using a drug therapy approach called disease modifying treatments.

MS Surveillance Registry

The purpose of the MS Surveillance Registry (MSSR) is to understand the unique characteristics and treatment patterns of Veterans with MS in order to optimize their care in the VA system.

MS Centers of Excellence Research and Development

MSCoE conducts, disseminates and applies research findings to improve the health needs of Veterans with MS.

Resources for MS Healthcare Professionals

Provides links to VA and non-VA resources for healthcare professionals caring for people affected by MS. Learn more about MS and the many MS programs and products available.

MS System of Care VHA Directive 1101.6

This directive describes the essential components and procedures of the MS Center that are to be implemented nationally to ensure that all enrolled Veterans, wherever they live, have access to MS care.