The ALS Clinic is part of a network of just 50 ALS Association Recognized Treatment Clinics across the country. The ALS Association selects, recognizes and supports distinguished institutions through its Certified Center Program, and has determined, this ALS clinic is one of the best in the field when it comes to knowledge, skill and experience with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
As a recognized treatment clinic, the ALS clinic meets a national standard of quality and has a cohesive relationship with The ALS Association to fulfill its mission of helping people living with ALS and their families and to leave no stone unturned in the search for a cure. The ALS clinic provides highly personalized, evidence-based care in a supportive and family-oriented atmosphere.
With an on-site multi-disciplinary team of dedicated UofL Physicians and UofL Health – Frazier Rehab Institute professionals and the latest in neurological diagnostics and imaging, The ALS clinic has the expertise to provide the best care possible in a compassionate, caring environment. The goal of the clinic is to provide optimal patient care, support and increase the quality of life.
Clinic days are currently held twice per month, with a typical appointment lasting around three hours. This allows patients to see each member of the ALS team in one day. The ALS clinic strives for a smooth, comprehensive visit for each patient.
Research is the key to fighting ALS. To come up with treatments, the underlying cause must be understood. With this goal in mind, The University of Louisville Physicians ALS Clinic launched an ALS research program in 2014 to give patients more hope through clinical trials that might make a difference and to help determine how the disease starts and why it progresses. For more information about our program, write FightALS@Louisville.edu.
The ALS Association is the nation’s only nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. For more on The ALS Association, visit Alsaky.org.