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.