Riverside ALS Clinic
Riverside Regional Medical Center has partnered with the ALS Association to bring an ALS Clinic to the Hampton Roads area. The clinic opened in September 2008 and is held monthly at the Riverside Rehabilitation Institute in Hampton, Virginia.
The ALS clinic brings a one-stop multidisciplinary evaluation to persons with ALS. Patients receive neurological evaluation before the first clinic visit to confirm the diagnosis. In the ALS clinic they are seen by a neurologist with special training in neuromuscular disorders and additionally receive evaluations by Respiratory, Speech, Nutrition, Physical and Occupational therapists as well as a Social Worker and communication equipment specialists.
Having a team approach helps identify and address the unique needs of persons affected by ALS and their family members. Each person with ALS has a story to tell. Our team meets before each clinic to learn that story and discuss how we can make a difference. Every patient is seen by members of our team for assessments in their area of expertise. Then at the end of the clinic team members meet again to integrate that information and formulate a plan to ensure that the concerns and needs of each person with ALS and their family are addressed.
For more information or to schedule an initial evaluation call Julie Rejzer at 757-534-5100. Physician referrals can be made by fax to 757-534-5395. Consultation and evaluation with a member of the neurology team must be made prior to the first clinic visit.
The ALS Clinic is held the second Wednesday of each month from 1-4 p.m.
For more information about ALS or to find out how you or your family can become involved to help find treatments or a cure contact www.ALSinfo.org.