- Since Multiple Sclerosis is an immune mediated illness, many of the treatments are based on modifying your immune system to control the illness.
- Prior to the early 1990’s, there was no MS-specific treatments available. We had many medications for treating the “symptoms” of MS, but no medications for the underlying disease.
- In the last 20 years, there have been great strides made in MS research, with numerous MS-specific medications available.
- Some of these medications are – Avonex, Betaseron, Copaxon, Rebif, Extavia, Plegridy, Gilenya, Aubagio, Tecfidera, Tysabri and Lemtrada.
- There are many more medications waiting for FDA approval, and should be available within the next few years.
- These medications are either injections, pills, or infusions.
- The Regional MS Center has vast experience with all these medications.
- We work with a local infusion center for those patients needing IV infusion therapy for their MS.
- Since we are actively involved with clinical research, some patients may qualify for receiving their medications thru one of the research grants.
- Since the criteria for entering a research program are very strict, only a limited few patients will qualify for such studies. Dr. Athni will discuss these options with you if he feels you qualify.
Accreditation & Affiliation
Board Certified in Neurology & Psychiatry (ABPN)
Assistant Clinical Professor @ Medical College of GA
President of Georgia Neurological Society
Board Eligible in Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Sleep Medicine (ABSM)
Our Diagnostic Lab is Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
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