ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neuromuscular illness.
ALS affects cells in the spinal cord and brain which are vital to keep muscles moving. Over time, the disease results in muscle weakness and paralysis.
TidalHealth’s ALS clinic meets the needs of people living with this debilitating disease and gives them access to a multidisciplinary healthcare team including:
- Pulmonary diagnostic services coordinators
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech therapists
- Nurse navigators
- Social workers and chaplains.
We coordinate patient appointments so specialists and therapists are seen in one visit, rather than multiple clinic visits. We also wrap support services into each patient’s care plan.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with the clinic, call 410-543-7700.
ALS Support Group
A support group is held monthly at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional for people with ALS and their caregivers. For more information and dates, call 410-912-2889.