Multiple Sclerosis Mobile Clinic set to happen in Fort McMurray in the fall of 2014

MS Mobile Clinic Plans to Accept Clients and Educate the Community

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is excited to announce their new initiative to the Wood Buffalo Region, the MS Society Mobile Clinic (MSMC). The MSMC is a new event that will enable clients and others to have access to professional neurological services in proximity to their residences.

People living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune disorders have the need to visit specialists and neurologists on a regular basis. Currently in the Wood Buffalo Region there are no MS specialists or neurologists, leaving it necessary to take the long and sometimes expensive trip to Edmonton or Calgary for appropriate health care.

“A lot of people living with MS have not seen a neurologist in many years” said Cait Evans, Coordinator, Client Services & Development, MS Society of Canada. “The cost and difficulty of travel for clients restricts them from making the necessary trips to visit doctors. Bringing the doctors to the clients relieves the financial burden and travel stress, allowing them to focus on other important aspects of life”.

The MS Society Mobile Clinic is set to take place in late November and will be supported by the local Primary Care Network. The MSMC will offer a full day of appointment availabilities and will host a MS Support team including, a neurologist (Dr. Ken Makus) and a MS nurse (Margaret Prociuk), among other local physicians and experts. There will also be the opportunity to attend a seminar given by the specialists.

“This service will go a long way in enhancing the quality of life of the people living with multiple sclerosis in the Wood Buffalo area,” said Doug Tokaryk, Northern Director, MS Society of Canada “We will also leverage the visit by providing education presentations and seminars to both community members and health professionals.”

For information about how to apply to be a patient at the MS Mobile Clinic or for general inquiries about getting involved with the MS Society, please feel free to call 587.646.2146, email Cait.Evans@mssociety.ca, check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MSSocietyFortMcMurray and Twitter https://twitter.com/MS_YMM.