Multiple Sclerosis

Care Teams Address All MS-related Health Needs

Ascension Wisconsin neurologists are regional leaders in advanced multiple sclerosis care. Our holistic team approach focuses on your quality of life.

Wisconsin Multiple Sclerosis Clinics

In southeastern Wisconsin, we provide world-class care for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) at several locations.

Bhupendra Khatri, MD, an internationally-recognized neurologist, leads one of the largest multiple sclerosis practices in the country at the Center for Neurological Disorders at Ascension St. Francis Outpatient Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, call 414-769-4040.

Michael A. Connor, DO, neurologist, is the medical director of the Ascension Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, call 414-585-1771.

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Our MS Clinic team includes highly knowledgeable doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and passionate medical researchers. Together we seek better treatments for adults with multiple sclerosis. Talk to our care team about personalized treatment options for your needs.

Excelling at MS Symptom Management and Care

"It is important to offer our patients a comprehensive approach to treating their neurological disorders because it affects so many aspects of their lives. We can provide all of their services under one roof.” -- Bhupendra Khatri, MD, Director, Center for Neurological Disorders

The brain is the control center. With multiple sclerosis, there is a disconnect.

The brain is the control center. With multiple sclerosis, there is a disconnect. The myelin covering on the nerve is damaged and communication through that nerve is halted and even stopped. To learn more, read >

Multiple sclerosis symptom management depends on which nerve is affected and if the damage is in the brain or spine. Using diagnostic tests and doing a thorough evaluation, our neurologists and physiatrists have the expertise to determine the best treatment plan for you. For the MS patient, we identify an optimum combination of medication, therapy, procedures, and supportive care services for your quality of life.

There are four primary types of multiple sclerosis. The treatment plan is customized for your condition:

  • Botox to reduce spasticity
  • Intrathecal baclofen pump (IBP) to deliver a liquid form of baclofen to the spinal fluid
  • Infusion therapy
  • Medication management
  • Mental health counseling for you and your family
  • Nutrition and wellness counseling
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Rehabilitation therapy

Talk to your Ascension Wisconsin neurologist about possible participation in appropriate clinical trials.

Coordinating all MS-related Health Concerns

Our Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Clinics bring together healthcare specialists with different disciplines for a total team approach.

Your primary doctor is one of our neurologists. Our MS care team coordinates MS-related health services for convenient and quick access to other specialists. It’s an adjustment learning to live with MS. Our program addresses your physical, mental and emotional needs. Specialists include:

  • Neurology
  • MS-certified registered nurses and physician assistants
  • Hematology – infusion therapy
  • Neuro-psychology
  • Neuro-radiology
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pain management
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry)
  • Rehabilitation services (physical, occupational and speech therapy)
  • Psychiatry and counseling
  • Social workers, case management
  • Spiritual care
  • Urology

Family-focused support and education are the foundation of our program. We are well connected to national and local resources. Family counseling and coordinated home health care services are available.

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