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Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California Recommended Clinics

There are a number of clinics throughout California that the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California recommends. The faculty at these clinics are involved with our foundation and serve on our Board of Directors and/or on our Medical Advisory Board. They have helped many of our members and continue to provide excellent medical care to patients. 


Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California sponsors a clinic, the only one of its kind in California, exclusively for myasthenia gravis patients and specifically for those with no other options for medical care. This clinic offers diagnostic services, either for initial evaluation or for second opinions. As needed, myasthenics may also receive their ongoing medical treatment for myasthenia gravis at this clinic.

The Mathilda Karel Spak Myasthenia Gravis Clinic

UC-Irvine Neuromuscular Center
200 S. Manchester Ave., #110, Orange, CA 92868.

Call (714) 456-2332 for an appointment

Visit the center's website

Identify yourself as a patient of the Mathilda K. Spak Myasthenia Gravis Clinic  

Myasthenia gravis Patients without medical insurance will be scheduled to be seen on the first Friday of each month in the afternoon.

Myasthenia gravis patients with insurance can make an appointment to be seen on Tuesdays of each week.


Cedars-Sinai 

https://cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Health-Conditions/Myasthenia-Gravis.aspx

The Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurology unites the field's best minds with leading-edge technology and world-class facilities to provide the most complete treatment and best answers for our patients.

Our Stroke Program, ALS research team and diagnostic experts in the Neurophysiology Laboratory are just a few examples of the department's agile, multidisciplinary approach, which ensures a 360-degree view in a constant effort to discover the ideal pathways to superior care.

Neurology Department

1-800-CEDARS-1 (1-800-233-2771) TTY 711

Available 24 Hours A Day

310-423-6472 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Myasthenia Clinic and Multidisciplinary Neuromuscular Program 

https://www.chla.org/neuromuscular-clinic

The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Neuromuscular Program specializes in the multidisciplinary care of pediatric neuromuscular disorders. Our Myasthenia Clinic, within our Multidisciplinary Neuromuscular Program, focuses on the care of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients with the diagnosis of congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS), pediatric myasthenia gravis, and other autoimmune neuromuscular disorders such as chronic immune demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). Our multidisciplinary team typically meets once per month on Friday mornings. Our Neuromuscular Program is a designated California Children’s Services (CCS) Special Care Center for neuromuscular disorders. Our core multidisciplinary team consists of specialists trained in the care of pediatric neuromuscular patients and includes:

Neurology (Neuromuscular Medicine)
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Registered Dietitian
Social Work
Neuromuscular Nurse Case Manager
Neuromuscular-trained Medical Assistant

Our Neuromuscular Program offers pediatric-specific electrodiagnostic testing and targeted genetic testing. We also offer genetic counseling for patients and family members within our neuromuscular clinic. Referrals are made to appropriate local research studies based on diagnosis. Additional pediatric subspecialists familiar with neuromuscular disorders are available in our hospital on an as needed basis, including: Pulmonology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Medical Genetics, Neurosurgery, Radiology, and Gastroenterology. Treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) can be provided through our ambulatory infusion center adjacent to our clinic, in addition to other intravenous therapies for myasthenia.

Contact Us:

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Neurology, 4650 Sunset Blvd., Mailstop #82, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Contact our Neurology Clinic for referrals and new appointments: Phone: 323-361-2471, Fax: 323-361-1109

For specific questions about the Neuromuscular Program, please contact our Neuromuscular Nurse Case Manager, Arlene Deseo, RN at: Phone: 323-361-5919. Fax: 323-361-1109


Loma Linda Neuromuscular Center

https://medical-center.lomalindahealth.org/our-services/neurology/clinical-centers/neuromuscular

The neuromuscular program within the Department of Neurology at Loma Linda University Health provides comprehensive and aggressive treatment for diseases affecting the spine, the nerves, the muscle and the junction between the nerve and muscle.  Six faculty with subspecialty interests and advanced training in neuromuscular disease make this program one of the largest of its kind in the region. 

Neuromuscular Clinic

A vast spectrum of patients suspected of having neuromuscular disorders are evaluated daily by the neuromuscular faculty.  Using clinical, genetic, electrodiagnostic, laboratory and biopsy tools, both common and rare disorders are readily identified.  The large specialty faculty within the neuromuscular division allows for regular collaboration on challenging diagnostic issues.  The neuromuscular faculty regularly receive referrals from other neurologists within the community.

Conditions treated include those affecting anterior horn cells, nerve roots, peripheral nerves (polyneuropathy), neuromuscular junction (myasthenia gravis and related disorders), and muscle (muscular dystrophies, inflammatory myopathy, and others).

Contact Us:

Loma Linda University Medical Center
Department of Neurology
11370 Anderson Street, Suite B100
Loma Linda, CA 92354

For appointments or referrals, please call 909-558-2880.


Stanford Neuromuscular Program

http://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-clinics/neuromuscular-program.html

Expertise

Clinical neuromuscular evaluations are combined with sophisticated testing, including autonomic, genetic, electrophysiological, imaging, biopsy and serological tests, not available in most neurology clinics.

Our specialists are nationally recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, and are actively investigating neuromuscular disorders to find new, more effective treatments.

The Neuromuscular Program offers:

Sophisticated diagnostic testing, and interpretation of results by experienced neuromuscular clinicians
Neurologists and neuropathologists with extensive experience in developing personalized treatment plans
Family-based care for hereditary neuromuscular conditions, treating multiple generations with a seamless transition from childhood to adult care

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, 213 Quarry Road, 1st Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The new Stanford Neuroscience Health Center coordinates all diagnostic and neuromuscular management services for patients in one location, from ease of parking to wider halls, from support staff to services that our patients require, all are readily available in one center.

To make an appointment, you must have a referral from you physician. Telephone: 650.723.6469 Fax: 650.320.9443

For questions about eh Neuromuscular Program or Clinic, call the Community Outreach Liaison at 650.497.5934


 

UCLA Neuromuscular Medicine Program

http://www.neuromuscular.neurology.ucla.edu/clinic.html

Faculty in the UCLA Neuromuscular Medicine Program specialize in patients with undiagnosed condiitions. These conditions may be genetic or acquired. Different diagnostic tools may need to be employed, including specialized electrodiagnostic testing, genetic testing, muscle and/or nerve biopsy, and muscle imaging (MRI, ultrasound,etc). If you or someone you know has an undiagnosed neuromsuclar condition, you should ask your physician to refer to our clinic.

Services available through our clinic include:

Electrodiagnostic testing (EMG and Nerve Conduciton Studies)

Single Fiber EMG

Muscle Biopsy

Nerve Biopsy

Multidisciplinary Nerve/Muscle Slide review

RARE CONDITIONS: Rare neuromuscular conditions will sometimes require specialized treatment, including medical therapeutics, rehabiliative care, preventive care, and interdisciplinary medicine. The UCLA Neuromuscular program maintains updated treatment protocols that focus on state-of-the art treatment for rare conditions.

CLINICAL CONTACT INFORMATION:
Clinic: 310-825-7266

300 Medical Plaza Suite B200
Los Angeles, CA 90095


USC Neuromuscular Program

http://neuro.keckmedicine.org/treatments-services/neuromuscular-program/

The USC Neuromuscular Program at the Leslie P. Weiner Neurological Care and Research Center at Keck Medicine of USC provides an integrated approach to clinical diagnosis, evaluation, neurophysiologic testing and treatment options for patients with various neuromuscular disorders. Physicians provide second opinion consultation, diagnostic evaluation and individualized treatment for patients with various neuromuscular disorders including the wide range of immune-mediated neuropathies, hereditary neuropathies, myasthenia gravis, motor neuron disease such as ALS, myopathies, diabetic neuropathies and neuropathic pain.

Given the diversity of neuromuscular disorders, correct diagnosis, identification of the cause of the disorder and prompt appropriate therapy for treatable conditions, including counseling, are crucial to correcting the courses of these ailments. Advances in neuromuscular disorders have seen significant growth, with new technology in genetic and molecular diagnosis. Specialized services include a state-of-the-art neurophysiology electromyography laboratory for diagnostic testing and an infusion center, used for infusion therapy such as intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIG) or other immunomodulatory therapy for immune-mediated disorders. Collaboration with neuropathology specialists is provided for specialized evaluation of muscle and nerve biopsies using histochemical and advanced immunocytochemical techniques. We offer various clinical research trials, which allow patients access to the most advanced, experimental medical technology.

Contact us at (800) USC-CARE (800-872-2273)

Multiple practice locations available. Please see their website for details.

 

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