Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. According to the ALS Association, more than 5,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with the disease each year.
The ALS Clinic at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, has a multidisciplinary team of specially trained healthcare professionals who address the many different needs of ALS patients during a single half- day visit.
Led by a neurologist and a pulmonologist, the team also includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, nurses, speech language pathologists and ALS Association Care Services staff, along with other health professionals and services providers.
ALS patients also have access to the full scope of clinical services at National Jewish Health if and when those services are required.
We are honored to care for patients who were formerly treated at the Colorado Neurological Institute.