MS Specialist Las Vegas NV

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.

Charles Benj Bernick, MD
(916) 733-3333
1707 W Charleston Blvd Ste 220
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Steven Alan Glyman
(702) 731-9110
1707 W Charleston Blvd # 220
Las Vegas, NV
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Frederick T Boulware Jr, MD
(702) 735-1676
1707 W Charleston Blvd Ste 220
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1965

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George Alexander Petroff, MD
(702) 878-0111
2628 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1986

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Yedatore Swamy Venkatesh
(702) 671-5070
1707 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Neurology

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Russell J Shah
(702) 644-0500
2628 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Neurology

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Y S Swamy Venkatesh, MD
(702) 474-0532
1707 W Charleston Blvd Ste 220
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jane Wor Chan, MD
(702) 671-5070
1707 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurology, Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Hosp Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv; University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Summerlin Hospital Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Mountainview Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostic

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Charles Benjamin Bernick
(702) 671-5070
1707 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Neurology

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Gerald Wayne Dunn, MD
(702) 878-0111
2628 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Hosp Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Summerlin Hospital Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Dunn Neurologic Assoc

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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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