Patient Support

Support Group

The MS Support Group meets for lunch at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center from 12-1pm on the first Thursday of each month. Upcoming dates are: 12/7/17 in Room 12, 1/4/18 in the Stanley Family Rooms 22-23, and 2/1/18 in the Stanley Family Rooms 22-23

Ask An Expert

Eight ways to help your patients with MS

A range of therapies, from treating depression to prescribing exercise, can help patients maintain full lives free of devastating disability. – Stanley Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., medical director, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center

Expert Q&A: Multiple Sclerosis

Answers provided by Stanley L. Cohan, M.D., Ph.D., director, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Practice tip: MS warning signs

Kresa-Reahl, Kiren, M.D., neurologist, Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center, provides tips on diagnosing numbness and when to order testing to check for multiple sclerosis.

Forms Instructions

Pacific Northwest MS Registry signup

If you or someone you know has multiple sclerosis please join our registry. The information could be used to better understand MS and to improve the health care available to people with this condition.

Recommended Resource

Chronic Disease Fund

The Chronic Disease Fund is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that helps underinsured patients with chronic disease, cancers or life-altering conditions obtain the expensive medications they need. is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

We are here to provide support and information about living with multiple sclerosis. MSWorld offers chat, message boards, a resource center, a cultural center waiting for you to share your creativity, and most importantly, a community of people who share your daily challenges. 

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

MSAA is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland

At the MSSP, our sole purpose is to help improve the quality of life for those living with MS, including family members and caregivers. We offer a wide range of information to help those dealing with MS to understand the disease

Oregon Chapter of the National MS Society

The Oregon Chapter serves more than 7,000 individuals with MS and their families in Oregon and SW Washington. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

Recent Publications and Presentations in Multiple Sclerosis

Publications Results of sustained long-term use of interferon beta-1a in a community-based cohort of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis....