Living with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (often referred to as MS) comes with many complex and unpredictable symptoms. The specialized medical team at Mercy MS Care in St. Louis, MO, led by Medical Director Dr. Amy Rauchway, delivers the care Mercy neurology patients with MS need to help manage their health and wellbeing.
We understand that MS affects everyone differently and through our coordination of care, we help patients live their best life. In partnership with Mercy Clinic Neurology, the team at Mercy MS Care provides the following services:
MS patients benefit from disease-modifying drug management, individual therapy and patient enrichment programs to maintain a healthy lifestyle over the long term. It's important for both the MS patient and their supporting family and friends to find emotional support and education in order to cope with the lifestyle changes that can come with MS.
Living life with MS is made better with the support found at Mercy MS Care. We offer the following support groups and programs to our current MS Care patients and their families.
Join Mercy MS Care for free support groups weekly:
Just Starting Out - for newly or recently diagnosed individuals with MS, Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.
Staying On Course - for those living with MS for some time, Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Seasoned Travelers - for those living with MS for a lengthy period of time, Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Care Partners - for family and friends who support a loved one with MS, Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
MS 101 - Learn the basics of MS including: the diagnois process, symptoms, an overiew of treatment options and daily habits to maximize your well being. Family and friends are welcome.
New Patient Orientation - Learn about our unique MS services and comprehensive approach to your care from our welcoming staff.
Nutrition and Healthy Living - Learn MS healthy living strategies plus get answers and guidance from a professional dietician.
Individual and Couples Therapy - Get emotional support to address the stress and challenges that come from living with MS.
For educational program registration and information contact: Julie Kadlec MSW, LCSW at 636-893-1263.
Medications for treating MS can place a significant financial burden on patients, and these prescriptions are generally a lifelong requirement. Mercy Specialty Pharmacy, in partnership with Mercy MS Care, offers patients a pharmaceutical support program that includes financial advocacy to help navigate insurance coverage for specialty MS medications.
Mercy MS Care partners with Mercy Therapy Services – Town and Country to offer specialized MS therapy services, all in one convenient location. They are one of only a few area medical facilities certified as Partner in MS Care by the National MS Society for demonstrated knowledge and expertise in treating patients with MS.
MS therapy sessions can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and driver’s evaluations and training. One-on-one support from physical therapists who are MS Certified Specialists by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers enhance quality of life. Learn More.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including: