You may be referred to the Parkview ALS Clinic because you or a loved one has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or because your primary care physician recognizes symptoms that may lead to an ALS diagnosis. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Parkview Neurosciences is dedicated to the treatment of neurological conditions such as ALS. We will work with you and your family to improve your everyday functioning and quality of life through the changing landscape of the disease.
Clinic care team
The ALS Clinic care team includes professionals with expertise in:
- Respiratory therapy
- Social work
- Nutrition counseling
- Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology
- Nurse care coordination
The care team operates under the medical direction of Guangbin Xia, MD, PhD, who practices with Parkview Physicians Group – Neurology. Dr. Xia specializes in neuromuscular medicine, including motor neuron diseases and other neuromuscular disorders.
Your first visit to the center will include assessments for balance and strength, as well as a review of any medications that you take. Advanced diagnostic testing is available through the ALS Clinic, if needed. Dr. Xia performs electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) to evaluate the condition of the muscles and the nerve cells that control them.
With a complete evaluation and any diagnostic testing required, the care team will determine the best treatment options for you. Your care team will also answer your questions and help you connect to community resources, as needed. Appointments for new patients are available on Thursdays.