Patient Care

Recognized by National MS Society as Center for Comprehensive Care
Recognized by National MS Society as Center for Comprehensive Care

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain, optic nerves and spinal cord). Thus, MS can cause a wide variety of symptoms which vary from patient to patient, including problems with strength, walking, vision, bladder and bowel control, balance, depression, memory, and thinking problems. There are now dozens of FDA-approved medications that can improve the course of MS for the better. Several of these treatments require close monitoring for safety from an experienced MS physician. A multitude of other medications and therapies exist to help with symptoms of MS.

Our center is unique in the St. Louis area in that we perform research at the basic level ranging from cell culture studies to clinical trials. We are unique in that we perform clinical trials devised by our own investigators (investigator initiated) as well as funded by pharmaceutical companies. Our research is funded by outside peer-reviewed agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National MS Society and the U.S. Department of Defense. Our researchers speak around the world at international meetings. We are on the “cutting-edge” of MS care and research.

What we offer

The John L. Trotter MS Center offers the following lines of service:

  • Comprehensive neurological care
    Patients with MS have a variety of unique and sometimes challenging healthcare needs. We provide comprehensive care from diagnosis to treatment and can assist with challenges this disease brings.
  • Consultation
    MS care is complex and constantly evolving. Sometimes your neurologist will have questions and we are happy to assist them to provide up-to-date care. We frequently partner with other neurologists.
  • Second opinion
    It is important that you are confident in your diagnosis. We can review your medical history, exam and imaging tp provide you with our opinion regarding your diagnosis and treatment.

Holistic & comprehensive approach

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuro-urology
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Pain management
  • Neuropsychology

Clinical studies