Overview

Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center cares for more MS patients than any other facility in Oregon. A team of MS experts, including neurologists, nurses, therapists and researchers, offers therapy for patients.

Research and clinical trials
The center is a leading participant in regional, national and international clinical trials. It is an affiliated partner with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Oregon chapter, which brings more resources to patients and families throughout the state. See our list of current and past clinical trials.

Philosophy of care 
Built on a philosophy of persistent, focused treatment, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center provides prompt, comprehensive care and support for patients with MS. The care and support of each patient is designed specifically to address that person’s needs and preferences. The goal of treatment is to help each patient minimize the impact of MS upon his or her life through use of medication therapy, physical rehabilitation, counseling and support services, as needed.

Leadership
Stanley L. Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., directs the center. He has extensive experience in MS treatment and clinical research. Formerly professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Cohan was one of the investigators in the pivotal trial of interferon beta-1a (Avonex) that led to its approval for multiple sclerosis treatment. Dr. Cohan created the Providence center because he recognized the need to expand treatment programs for MS patients in this region. “We strive to provide the best care for every patient," he says, "so that no one will be left without meaningful therapeutic weapons to fight their disease.”

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