Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Center

Our MS Care Center offers thorough and compassionate care with a variety of treatment and management options and services. Our comprehensive team of neurologists, nurses, therapists, and case managers work hard to provide: Clinical Research Trials, Spasticity Management, Acupuncture, Balance and Physical Therapy, Pain Management, and Testing. This comprehensive approach will help guide those with MS and their family members to attain a more satisfying treatment and quality of life.

Our 10 Care Goals:

  1. Improve education and understanding of Multiple Sclerosis
  2. Provide an accurate diagnosis
  3. Provide compassionate care
  4. Promote empowerment and realistic hope
  5. Provide symptomatic and effective treatment
  6. Reduce disease activity and delay progression of disability
  7. Reduce frequency and severity of relapse
  8. Treat relapses promptly when they occur
  9. Maintain and promote functional independence
  10. Improve and facilitate an acceptable quality of life

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and the motor and sensory nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS vary from one individual to another. There are constant advancements in the treatment of MS giving new hope to those affected by this disease.

Our staffing for our MS Care Center includes:

Additional Services Provided

MS care center team members:

Mark Gudesblatt, M.D.
Myassar Zarif, M.D.
Barbara Bumstead, M.S., ANP-C, MSCN
Smitha Thotam, NP - C
Marijean Buhse NP-C PhD
Serina LaBarbera RN MSCN
Lourdes Cruz, RN, MSCN
Joan Bohuslaw RN, MSCN, NCS
Christina Burke PT, DPT, NCS

The MS Care Center Locations:

Patchogue
77 Medford Avenue (Route 112)
Patchogue, NY 11772

Tel: 631-758-1910
Fax: 631-758-2371
Riverhead
877 East Main Street
Suite 106
Riverhead, NY 11901

Tel: 631-727-0660
Fax: 631-727-0099
Islip
712 Main Street
Islip, NY 11751

Tel: 631-666-3939
Fax: 631-666-1860

Related links

MSAA - The Multiple Sclerosis Association Of America
The official site of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. Our work is deeply rooted in care and understanding. Our message is one of hope.
- www.msassociation.org

MS Foundation
“The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being.”
- www.msfocus.org

MS World - Patients Helping Patients!
MSWorld provides information and support to people with multiple sclerosis and their families.
- www.msworld.org

National MS Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't.
- nationalmssociety.org