Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that can affect many neurological (nervous system) functions. While there is no cure, the symptoms can be managed with proper care in combination with the many disease-modifying therapies currently available.

At the Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center under the Neuroscience Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, we recognize the importance of early diagnosis and intervention in reducing attacks and long-term disability from MS. The Comprehensive Center for Multiple Sclerosis is dedicated to providing specialized and excellent MS care in the Phoenix, AZ area.

The center combines neurology and physiatry, with the insight of our team of experts in the Neurological Institute, to address the full spectrum of care for our patients and their families.

For more information, contact the Neuroscience Institute at its location at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix today:

755 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 521-3300

About the Center

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix’s Comprehensive Center for Multiple Sclerosis is staffed by a highly-skilled interdisciplinary care team organized by a registered nurse navigator, to help patients manage their individualized treatment plans. By choosing our center, MS patients and their families can expect:

  • Swift response for patients who have a sudden onset of symptoms (acute exacerbation).
  • Engagement of patients in education, wellness and self-management rather than just disease management.
  • Appreciation of the stress associated with the disease and its challenges that come with providing care, hand in hand with our recognition of the need to support MS patients’ families and caregivers.
  • The ability to use the latest therapeutic interventions and the availability of research trials.

Our Providers

Center Leadership:

  • Barry Hendin, MD – Center Director, Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center

Patient Education

Patients are provided educational materials, and expectations are set, regarding their individualized treatment plans. Family education and support is always available for specific questions or follow-up concerns.

Our providers attend support groups across the Phoenix, AZ area and regularly provide information regarding MS-related topics at these support groups.

Research

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments, which may not yet be available to the public.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

Health and Prevention

The Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis center also strives to connect patients with valuable resources such as information from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.