The Louise Wilcox ALS Center

The Louise Wilcox ALS Center offers a specialized program of care that utilizes a multidisciplinary approach for the evaluation and management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

The purpose of the center is to enable the patient to maintain a maximum level of neurological functioning in a supportive and understanding environment. George Sachs, MD, a neurologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ALS, is the center's medical director. The center provides assistance in the management of the physical, psychological and social conditions related to ALS.

The multidisciplinary staff consists of representatives from neurology, pulmonology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, speech pathology and social work.

The Louise Wilcox ALS Center meets monthly in the APC Building on the fifth floor on the Rhode Island Hospital campus. It meets on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Appointments can be arranged by calling 401-444-8761. The facility is wheelchair accessible.