Who is Louise Wilcox?
Louise Wilcox was diagnosed with ALS in 1995. Louise was an accomplished chef, an inspiration to many and a driving force behind the creation of our ALS clinic.
The Louise Wilcox ALS Clinic offers a specialized program of care that utilizes a multidisciplinary approach for the evaluation and management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
The purpose of the clinic is to help the patient to maintain a maximum level of neurological functioning in a supportive and understanding environment. The clinic provides assistance in the management of the physical, psychological and social conditions related to ALS. The clinic is an active participant in the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) for clinical trials and other research in ALS.
Doctors, nurses and other clinicians from a variety of interrelated disciplines care for the specific needs of each ALS patient. These disciplines include neurology, pulmonology, speech, occupational and physical therapy, nursing and social work. At each clinic visit, the multidisciplinary team meets and discusses each patient's therapies and prognoses, information concerning the disease process and management of symptoms.