Bronson Neuroscience Center Opens Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic To Serve Patients Throughout Southwest Michigan - Bronson Healthcare

Published on June 20, 2014

Bronson Neuroscience Center Opens Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic To Serve Patients Throughout Southwest Michigan

Kalamazoo, Mich.—Bronson Neuroscience Center has opened an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic at its office located in the medical office pavilion on the south campus of Bronson Methodist Hospital. This multidisciplinary clinic offers comprehensive care, support and education for patients with ALS and their families. This is the only ALS clinic in southwest Michigan.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, causes patients to experience progressive muscle weakness. The location and progression of the disease vary from patient to patient. Symptoms of ALS include a combination of progressive weakness, muscle wasting, weight loss, difficulty speaking and/or swallowing, shortness of breath or difficulty controlling emotions.

Bronson’s ALS clinic is led by neuromuscular physician Dustin Nowacek, MD, who also serves as medical director of neuromuscular services and neurodiagnostics at the Bronson Neuroscience Center. Dr. Nowacek is fellowship-trained in neuromuscular science and completed his neurology residency with the University of Michigan Health System and has a special interest in ALS.

For more information, call the Bronson Neuroscience Center at (888) 258-0875 or (269) 341-8937.