Finding a Specialist or ALS Center
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter is proud to support two ALS Association-certified interdisciplinary centers for the diagnosis and treatment of ALS. The Centers provide specialized ALS care, with patients seeing up to a dozen specialists in a single visit.
~ The ALS Association Center at Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, Philadelphia, PA (Leo McCluskey, MD, MS and Lauren Elman, MD). http://www.pennmedicine.org/neuro/als/ or call 1-800-789-PENN (7366) during normal business hours and ask to be connected to Mary Kelley, RN, MSN, clinic coordinator at the ALS Center.
~ The ALS Association Center at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA (Medical Director: Zachary Simmons, MD). http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/neurology/patientcare/specialtyservices/als or to make an appointment, please call 1-800-292-3332 or 717-531-4191. All other contacts: please call 717-652-2800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Clinic Nurse Coordinator Susan Walsh, RN, MSN will assist you.
Affiliate Treatment Centers for ALS
The Chapter also provides support for two additional clinics in our service region. Both offer specialized ALS care for patients in northeast and northern Pennsylvania.
~ The ALS Clinic at Lehigh Valley Hospital (Medical Director: Glenn Mackin, MD) Call 610-402-CARE http://www.lvhn.org/lvhn/Health_Care_Services/Neuroscience_Care
~ The ALS Clinic at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA (Medical Director: Scott M. Friedenberg, MD) http://www.geisinger.org/professionals/services/neuro/neuromuscular.html or call 570-271-6472.