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The Role of the Neurologist

 

  • Has special expertise in diagnosing, evaluating, and managing patients with ALS and other neuromuscular disorders
  • Has access to state-of-the art diagnostic laboratories, such as electromyography, neuroimaging, and neuropathology
  • Is able to thoroughly explain the disease, the purposes and side effects of all treatments and medications, and progress in ALS research
  • Directs the Emory ALS Multidisciplinary Care Center and multidisciplinary team
  • Provides maximum symptomatic and proactive treatment plans, such as enteral feeding and noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV)
  • Provides scientifically sound clinical trials
  • Is able to discuss alternative, unproven, or unorthodox treatments

Jonathan Glass, MD and Christina Fournier, MD

 Drs. Glass and Fournier

        

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