The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Care New England provides a comprehensive and integrated program for the evaluation and treatment of multiple sclerosis and related conditions. The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center combines quality medical care with rehabilitation services and educational programs.
It is the only MS Center in Rhode Island that is affiliated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Rhode Island Chapter. The Center promotes a positive proactive approach to managing multiple sclerosis. Accurate diagnosis, early treatment, careful monitoring and attention to symptoms are the foundation for effective medical management. We believe education is critical in forging this therapeutic relationship between patient and physician.
Services offered include:
- Medical evaluation and diagnosis.
- Diagnostic testing.
- Drug therapies and treatments.
- Outpatient / inpatient rehabilitation services.
- Psychosocial counseling.
- Maintenance exercise programs.
- Referral to additional services as needed (i.e., Home Care, IV infusion).
Additionally, educational workshops on topics such as nutrition, exercise and stress reduction, are offered in collaboration with the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). Through our affiliation agreement, patients are provided with additional information and literature, peer counseling, support groups and other helpful resources.
The MS Center of Care New England is under the medical direction of Dr. Joseph B. Guarnaccia. Learn more about Dr. Guarnaccia’s educational, research and experience.
Kathy Wall RN, Nurse Practitioner
Barbara Forman, LICSW, Social Worker
Julie Ong, Secretary
The First Appointment
Approximately one week prior to your first appointment, you will receive a packet of forms to complete (clinical and identification information). Please bring this completed packet to your first appointment along with any previous MRIs, and physician information to improve the efficiency of your first appointment.