Multiple Sclerosis Support Services
Karim is a Registered Nurse who has recently joined our clinic, working as the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Nurse.
He is available to see people with MS and their families and carers, providing education about the disease and its medications, care support, information and resources, and referrals to allied health professionals and other local and national support services.
Karim’s role also includes seeing patients who are switching to Lemtrada treatment.
Any person with Multiple Sclerosis in the Central West can access this service, which is free to patients and their families and carers.
Karim works closely with the neurologists in Orange and Dubbo, and with the Orange Health Service in coordinating treatments and support for patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
To make an appointment, or for further information including patient suitability for advanced treatments, please consult your Neurologist or Karim.
Newly diagnosed patients naturally have many questions about Multiple Sclerosis. Providing support to patients and their families at this time is very important.
The MS support nurse is also available to provide education to other health professionals, particularly those who provide direct care to patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
With new therapies for Multiple Sclerosis emerging, there are more and more options available. The MS nurse can review treatment options, including the new therapies with patients and their families.
The MS nurse can discuss symptom management with patients and their families and ensure that treatments are implemented to improve quality of life.
We are now able to use this immune cell depleting treatment for some patients with MS. The drug 'reboots' the immune system and a proportion of people need no more treatment after two courses of the drug.
Karim can discuss the details of this and other treatments with people with MS and their families.
MS Australia is the pre-eminent source of information, advice and services for people living with multiple sclerosis. They are a combined entity of ACT, NSW and Victoria with more than 55 years' insight into how to live well with the disease. While many things have changed over the years their mission remains the same: to help people live their lives with multiple sclerosis and provide them with the best long term options and life outcomes.
These fact sheets provide detailed information about some of the specific treatments available for multiple sclerosis. Please discuss these treatments with your trusted doctor or neurologist.
Medications: Aubagio (teriflunomide), Avonex (interferon beta 1a), Betaferon (interferon beta 1b), Botox (botulinum toxin type A), Copaxone (glatiramer acetate), Gilenya (fingolimod), Lemtrada (alemtuzumab), Rebif (interferon beta 1a), Tysabri (natalizumab), TECFIDERA® (dimethyl fumarate)
Disease modifying drugs - basic information on all immunotherapies
MS Diagnosis and Management
MS Diagnosis and Management application has been developed by Borm Bruckmeier Publishing LLC. It provides user with current information on diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Content includes signs and symptoms of MS, 2010 Revised McDonald Diagnostic Criteria for MS, patient education materials on symptoms management and how to enhance quality of life and more. It also includes different assessment scales on functionality, disability status, bladder control, and screening for depression. The information given in this application is to support you and does not substitute or alternate your neurologist treatment plan and/or diagnosis. This application is available on Android and Iphone.