MS Specialist Evergreen CO

MS affects the brain and the central nervous system (CNS), and the CNS pretty much controls everything we say, do, feel, see, and think. With MS, the immune system goes haywire and begins attacking the healthy insulating tissue (myelin) that protects the axons in the brain.

Thomas Trevor Reiley, MD
(303) 384-3211
17601 S Golden Rd
Golden, CO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1970

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Andrea Meredith Cohen, MD
(303) 629-5600
14062 Denver West Pkwy Ste 140
Lakewood, CO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1984

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Judy Cristine Lane, MD
(303) 781-5505
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1987

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Steven J Gulevich, MD
(303) 788-0290
8100 W Crestline Ave Ste A15-504
Denver, CO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1985

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Ronald Evan Kramer, MD
(303) 788-7667
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Swedish Med Ctr, Englewood, Co; Porter Adventist Hosp, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Colorado Neurology Pc

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Thomas T Reiley
(303) 279-6993
17229 Rimrock Dr
Golden, CO
Specialty
Neurology

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Giancarlo Barolat, MD
(303) 865-7800
730 Genesee Mountain Rd
Golden, CO
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian,French
Education
Graduation Year: 1979

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Neil Lloyd Rosenberg, MD
(303) 838-9629
Pine, CO
Specialties
Neurology, Occupational Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1978

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Beverly Faye Gilder, MD
(303) 777-5186
Littleton, CO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983

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Pramote Laoprasert, MD
(606) 432-3221
Denver, CO
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1984

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Inside MS

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By Michelle Theall

Ask 10 different people with multiple sclerosis (MS) what the disease feels like and you will likely get 10 different answers. It’s a bit like the story of the blind man and the elephant. When the man feels the elephant’s trunk, he believes he has touched a snake. He holds the tusk and envisions a pointy marble spire. As he places his hands on the elephant’s foot, he describes a giant tree trunk. In a way, MS is like that elephant. Those touched by it never know how it will feel, even though each rough patch is part of the same animal. Depending on where the attack occurs and how severe the scarring, this progressive autoimmune disease may manifest as numbness, paralysis, memory and cognitive function problems, blindness, bowel and bladder issues, fatigue, muscle spasms, painful sensations, and a host of other unpleasant symptoms.

I have MS, and it often feels like I’m sprinting underwater with someone sitting on my shoulders—off-balance, impenetrable, and weighty. At other times, it presents itself as relentless vibrations coursing through my feet, hands, arms, and face. After three years with this disease, I’m still not sure how it will announce itself on a given day, but its presence is undeniable.

Getting to Know the Elephant
How can MS vary so much within and between individuals? MS affects the brain and the central nervous system (CNS), and the CNS pretty much controls everything we say, do, feel, see, and think. With MS, the immune system goes haywire and begins attacking the healthy insulating tissue (myelin) that protects the axons in the brain. In my case, the misdirected siege caused nine or so plaques (scarred spots) in various areas of my brain. Since different sections of the brain handle different functions, any activity can be affected, depending on where the scars hit. It’s as if MS were a bolt of lightening striking the circuit breaker box in your home—some of the wires might get fried, others remain untouched. The fridge still works, but the surge erased last night’s episode of Desperate Housewives from your TiVo. When MS strikes it might cause balance or coordination problems one day; another day it may affect your memory or your vision; a month later, you may temporarily (or permanently) lose the use of your legs.

Almost 500,000 people nationwide have MS. In fact, a new person is diagnosed every hour. No one really knows what causes it, but theories abound. Some researchers suggest that a common virus like measles or herpes or even the flu may be responsible; others say a person can be born with a genetic predisposition to react to something in the environment, which will trigger an autoimmune response.

In searching for a cause and a cure, researchers look for common denominators among patient groups—and more than a few exist. This is what they know: MS strikes twice as many women as men; it prefers Caucasians between the ages of 20 and 40; it is more prevalent in geographic areas above 40 degr...

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