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Press Release : MS Care of Connecticut Opens

Derek R. Smith, MD

Offers State’s First Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center

Norwich, CT: Neurology Associates has announced the opening of MS Care of Connecticut, the State’s first comprehensive treatment facility for people who have Multiple Sclerosis. Derek Smith, MD was the leader of the creation of this facility and has been named the Director.  Read more >>>


Multiple Sclerosis is one of the most common yet challenging neurological diseases of young adults, affecting more than 400,000 individuals in the United States. Multiple Sclerosis Care of Connecticut is the community leader in the diagnosis and care of individuals dealing with this illness. Our experienced and caring staff understands the medical, social and financial challenges characteristic of MS and is committed to improving the quality of life of our patients.

MS Care of Connecticut has an important developing research component. This includes MRI analysis research, Endocrine and Behavioral Studies in MS patients, as well as Clinical Trials to test oral or monoclonal antibody agents which appear to have the potential for improved efficacy with better tolerability than currently available drugs. Multiple Sclerosis Care of Connecticut is recognized by international MS leadership organizations, such as the Consortium of MS Centers and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, who connect MS experts for the purpose of sharing information and knowledge.

The goal for each individual seen at Multiple Sclerosis of Connecticut is management of care on a continuum so that the following patient outcomes are maintained:

  • A timely and accurate diagnosis
  • Therapeutic relationship with the interdisciplinary team
  • Functional abilities maximized
  • Effective disease management skills and strategies
  • Adherence to integrated plan of care
  • Optimal health-related quality of life

Our Center achieves these outcomes using an interdisciplinary team approach
and care management that is evidence-based. MS Care of Connecticut is a part of Neurology Associates, a community leader in neurologic care for over 20 years.



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