UT Medicine San Antonio offers new multiple sclerosis clinic

SAN ANTONIO (March 16, 2011) — UT Medicine San Antonio today announced good news for patients and families affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) — a new MS clinic at the Medical Arts and Research Center, 8300 Floyd Curl Drive.

The announcement coincides with National MS Awareness Week, which is March 14-20. UT Medicine San Antonio is the physician practice of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, professor of neurology and vice president for medical affairs at the Health Science Center, will staff the MS clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. two Tuesdays a month assisted by residents on neurology rotations. The clinic is on the fourth floor of the Medical Arts and Research Center in neurology, area 4A.

To schedule an MS clinic appointment, call (210) 450-9700. The clinic will offer MS diagnosis and treatment, as well as in-house physical therapy and occupational therapy services.

The Medical Arts and Research Center, also known as the MARC, is the primary clinical home of UT Medicine San Antonio.

Dr. González is an MS specialist and has authored more than 160 original papers, chapters and reviews in the area of central nervous system inflammation and other topics. MS is a central nervous system disorder and is thought to be an autoimmune disorder.

UT Medicine San Antonio is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. With more than 700 doctors – all faculty from the School of Medicine – UT Medicine is the largest medical practice in Central andSouth Texas, with expertise in more than 60 different branches of medicine.Primary care doctors and specialists see patients in private practice at UTMedicine’s clinical home, the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), located in the South Texas Medical Center at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio 78229. Most major health plans are accepted, and there are clinics and physicians at several local and regional hospitals, including CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, University Hospital and Baptist Medical Center. Call (210) 450-9000 to schedule an appointment, or visit the Web site at www.UTHealthcare.org for a complete listing of clinics and phone numbers.

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