ALS Center - ALS Certified Center for Excellence

Department of Neurology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

ALS ClinicALS Certified Center

The ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic is the only ALSA certified clinic in the St. Louis area since 1995 and the only one in the bi-state region.

The clinic offers an opportunity for patients to see various specialists in one clinic visit.

What is unique about the clinic?
Our team collaborates on a treatment plan for each patient to make it easy for ALS patients to receive all the medical services they need during one visit.

Mission
Raise the level of awareness of The ALS Association as the leading voice and most trusted source of information about Lou Gehrig’s Disease Provide every person with ALS and their families access to high quality, consistent and compassionate support services Lead, direct and/or collaborate on global research to understand the disease, develop treatments and ultimately find a cure.

Vision
Create a world without ALS

What do I expect at first visit?
Patient is seen by specially trained caregivers including a neurologist specializing in neuromuscular disorders, a neuromuscular clinical nurse, social worker, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech/language pathologist, pulmonary care team, and registered dietician

NEUROLOGIST works:
With the team to make sure you receive the specialized care you and your family needs with your primary care physician to keep them informed of the current treatment and care.

NURSE COORDINATOR:
Coordinates appointments, testing, phone calls, medication refills

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS/ PHYSICAL THERAPISTS provide:
Strategies that enable patients to continue to carry out work and leisure activities in a safe and efficient manner Gait and equipment training, range of motion exercises, energy conservation, transfer training, and assess your home for safety

SOCIAL WORKER provides:
Counseling and guidance, assist caregivers, and give emotional support Information on legal matters such as advanced directives and living wills, assist in making long-range plans

RESPIRATORY THERAPIST AND PULMONOLOGIST provides:Information on body positioning, energy conservation, relaxation, and compensatory techniques to improve breath support for nutrition and for speech. Assist with monitoring the forced vital capacity and pulmonary function scores

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST provides:
Training in safe eating, drinking, and swallowing techniques Advice on compensatory techniques and augmentative communication strategies and devices that allow the individual to continue to communicate

DIETICIAN, NUTRITIONIST provides:
Strategies to maintain safe and adequate nutrition and hydration that will prevent life-threatening nutritional deficits from developing.

ORTHOTIST helps to:
Maintain comfort and mobility through the use of

ALS Association Patient Coordinator provides: Information on all areas of ALS and how it affects a person’s life. Work with you and your family to make sure all community resources are utilized

OTHER SERVICES:
RESEARCH STUDY
PASTORAL/SPIRITUAL CARE
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY


Department of Neurology
Monteleone Hall
1438 S Grand Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63104
Medical Director - Ghazala Hayat, M.D.
To schedule an appointment, please call
Phone: 314-977-4440 or 1866-977-4440

 


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