A partnership between the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter and Rockford Health System will change the way local Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients receive health care. Together, the two organizations have created a monthly ALS clinic right here in our community. This is the first ALS clinic of its kind in the Rockford area.
There is good evidence that people with ALS who receive treatment at an ALS multidisciplinary clinic get the best possible care for their condition, live longer and have a higher quality of life. The ALS Multi-Disciplinary Clinic model provides a central location bringing together all the necessary medical providers all in one day. The team works to provide comprehensive care and education tailored to the individualized needs of each patient. Under the direction of Neurologist Shawn Wallery, M.D., the clinic takes place the first Friday of every month at Rockford Health System’s Brain and Spine Center. Click here to learn more about the new clinic.