Join Atrium Health Navicent in Raising ALS Awareness
The community is invited to join Atrium Health Navicent in raising awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, during ALS Awareness Month this May.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As neurons controlling voluntary movement are attacked, ALS patients gradually lose the ability to speak, swallow, move their muscles, and eventually they can no longer breathe.
There is currently no cure for ALS, but symptoms can be managed.
“Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health is the only ALS recognized clinic in central Georgia and one of three in the state,” said Dr. Michael H. Rivner, Director of ALS and Neuromuscular Clinics at Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health. “When a patient comes to our clinic, they receive care from a multidisciplinary team who work to meet their needs all in one appointment and at one location.”
The monthly ALS clinic at Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health offers patients an opportunity to meet with their physician, therapists, a dietician, social worker and others involved in their care.
Patients with a qualifying diagnosis can access the clinic through referral.
For more information, visit https://www.navicenthealth.org/service-center/rehabilitation-hospital-navicent-health or call (478) 201-6748.
About Atrium Health Navicent
Atrium Health Navicent, the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Atrium Health Navicent provides care for health care consumers through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Atrium Health Navicent is dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.