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June 28, 2021

Insurance providers should not be playing doctor

by Barbara Giesser

Legislature has the chance to change standards insurers use when deciding on medications patients are allowed to receive. As a multiple sclerosis neurologist, I see patients with chronic medical conditions. While these diseases are not curable, they are treatable with appropriate strategies, including medications that...

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June 18, 2021

Staying Cool and Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis | Dr. Barbara S. Giesser

by Guest Author

The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons who are tackling the most challenging brain diseases and disorders. Host: Anthony Effinger Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Simplecast Watch: YouTube Episode 17: Show Notes Multiple Sclerosis is an...

Neurodiagnostic Treatment Suite at Pacific Neuroscience Institute
May 28, 2021

Neurodiagnostic Treatment Suite at Pacific Neuroscience Institute

by Zara Jethani

The Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s state-of-the-art Neurodiagnostic Treatment Suite is complete and providing infusion therapies for a variety of neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and pituitary disorders such as Pituitary Adenomas. Launched in April 2021, the facility represents another convenience for our patients where they...

Multiple Sclerosis and Vision
May 10, 2021

Effects of Multiple Sclerosis on Vision

by PNI Experts

BY BARBARA S. GIESSER, MD & HOWARD R. KRAUSS, MD Many neurologic disorders can affect vision. The branch of Ophthalmology that deals with visual problems that are due to involvement of the nervous system is called Neuro-Ophthalmology. Neuro-ophthalmologists and neurologists work together to diagnose, treat and...

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March 23, 2021

Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19 Vaccines

by Barbara Giesser

March is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month. When the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged, there were many questions about how persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) would be affected.  Now a year later, we have answers to some of those questions, and other issues that have yet...

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March 5, 2021

PNI’s 2020 Year-in-Review & What To Expect in 2021

by Zara Jethani

PNI’s Year-in-Review 2020 was, despite the pandemic, a strong year for clinical care delivered by PNI providers with multiple milestones being achieved.  We’ve entered 2021 with a deep commitment to treating our patients at our ten centers of excellence, doing groundbreaking research, providing innovative clinical...

What is Multiple Sclerosis?
February 20, 2021

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

by Barbara Giesser

Multiple Sclerosis occurs unexpectedly, usually when people are just embarking on their adult lives. MS is believed to be an autoimmune disease. Normally, the immune system recognizes the body as “Self’ and protects it from outside entities, such as germs. The central nervous system or...

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December 21, 2020

Living with Multiple Sclerosis, Living a Full Life

by Guest Author

In the Multiple Sclerosis Special Fall 2020 issue of Brain & Life, guest editor, Barbara Giesser, MD, FAAN, FANA, writes, “Living with multiple sclerosis requires patience and diligence, but the prognosis for leading a full life is better than ever.”

Kesimpta for Multiple Sclerosis
November 15, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis – A New Treatment, A New Hope

by Guest Author

A new self-administered drug for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a clinical trial, it outperformed an existing oral drug, with respect to decreasing relapses and new areas of nerve damage seen on MRI....

PNI Super Doctors 2021
September 10, 2020

PNI’s Super Doctors 2021!

by Caroline Mekhiel

Nineteen of PNI’s doctors have been recognized as Super Doctors in the 2021 announcement of this prestigious industry standard award. Of note, Daniel F. Kelly, MD, Founder and Director of PNI, and expert neurosurgeon became a Hall of Fame Super Doctor. With his selection to...

Last updated: October 26th, 2020