The Neuroscience Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center Incorporates an Interprofessional Approach into Every Disease Program

Diseases like ALS, dementia, MS, Parkinson’s, stroke and more are better managed with an interprofessional strategy

Inter Professional

The Neuroscience Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center incorporates an interprofessional approach across the full spectrum of neurological diseases, including ALS, concussion, dementia and memory disorders, epilepsy and seizure disorders, headache, neuropathies, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, spine surgery, spinal cord injury and stroke.

This fully integrated model strengthens the current standard of care, allowing our patients better access to the care they need through the expertise of psychiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, geriatricians, psychologists, physiatrists, neuroradiologists, neuro-urologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, as well as the full complement of other specialists across the hospital system.

In addition to affecting movement, strength, coordination, skin sensation, gait, language, memory and thinking abilities, and emotions, neurological disorders can cause pain, impair bladder and bowel function, and interfere with swallowing and sleep. Beyond the patient, these ailments can affect the entire family, including children, parents, spouses, and significant others. A holistic treatment approach is therefore vitally important, with the best care delivered by multiple health care professionals from different specialties who work together as a closely integrated team.

Florian Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Neurology, and Patrick Roth, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, take pride in their assembled teams of experts. These professionals not only take a comprehensive approach in treating specific features of patients’ diseases, but get to know patients and their families well so they can help them achieve the best quality of life possible. The goal is to help patients live life to the fullest degree despite their illness.

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