Oak Clinic

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Services

Our goal is to treat the whole person and not just the disease. We look at how MS affects the patient’s life, including its impact on families. We help individuals to become advocates for themselves and to learn to communicate their interests, desires and needs.

We are skilled at early intervention, providing comprehensive care, helping clients manage their symptoms and optimize wellness. We also work hard to help our clients retain their independence and community relationships.

We believe this is the best way to help people learn how to manage their MS without letting it overwhelm them.


Injection Medications

Many MS drugs are now available to patients as self-injectables. We show our patients how to administer these drugs with a minimum of discomfort and risk of infection.

Drugs that must be given under careful supervision, such as Tysabri, can be administered at the Infusion Center, located within Oak Clinic.

 

Specialized education and counseling

We provide state-of-the-art medical and psychological care for our patients and their families.

We understand psychological services are often difficult to talk about; yet for that very reason, we encourage clients and families to find ways to talk about how MS affects their mental as well as their physical health.

 

Community Services

MS patients throughout Northeast Ohio are fortunate to have available to them a wide array of community services. We help match our clients’ needs to these services. Among them are driver training courses, access to home remodeling services and grants, and assistance with psychological services.

We can also help clients access medical equipment ranging from walkers to motorized scooters.

 

Health, life maintenance skills

Because multiple sclerosis is such a complicated and unpredictable disease, one of the primary services we offer is health promotion and education.

We help our patients understand what MS is in ways that make sense to them.

We show how a combination of good medicine, sound knowledge and a healthy lifestyle can help patients manage this disease, and not let it manage them.

We teach our patients the new skills they may need to better manage their MS.

We promote proper exercise and energy conservation techniques. We help caregivers understand the special needs of MS patients.

We offer suggestions on how to make modifications in different home environments, alter diets and do time management.

We can also help employers and employees understand and accommodate to ADA-related compliance issues.

 

 

 

Transportation

For those who need transportation to the Clinic, limited assistance is available from the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

For more information, please contact the chapter’s Northeast Ohio office at:

  • 800-344-4867
  • Rockside Square 1
    6155 Rockside Road Suite 202
    Independence, OH 44131

For those with special mobility needs when visiting the Clinic, please notify us in advance so that assistance will be available when you arrive.

 

Social Services

We help our patients access the broad array of services available to them from the county and state.

For example, as a result of our formal affiliation with the National MS Society, we are able to coordinate with the Ohio Buckeye Chapter and have a social worker available during office hours and to make home visits.

 


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