Multiple Sclerosis Center
The Multiple Sclerosis
Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health has been designated as a Comprehensive Center
of Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This important recognition is given only to MS Centers
with specialized clinical expertise and wide ranging medical, mental health, and
rehabilitation services for people with MS.
In addition, the Multiple Sclerosis Center at
Wake Forest Baptist Health offers programs funded by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
providing opportunities for complementary care through meditation and yoga instruction.
Our mission is to give patients and their families
the best possible care and to educate the community and community-based doctors
about the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
The MS Center provides
care for individuals with the disease from throughout the southeast United
States including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia,
Tennessee and Kentucky.
Our Multiple Sclerosis Center offers all approved treatments
for the disease including the latest oral and IV infusion therapies. Individuals
with MS receive comprehensive evaluations of their disease and have access to physical,
occupational, recreational and speech therapists along with psychologists and complementary
The MS Specialists at Wake Forest Baptist Health are
working to further knowledge about MS and its treatment through clinical research,
the clinical trial program is currently enrolling individuals with MS to study approved and experimental MS therapies. For more
information contact Janet Hutchens at 336-716-1715.
MS Care Team
Members of the care team include two
doctors who specialize in the treatment of MS, Emily Pharr, MD and Unhand
Abou-Zeid, MD. Veronica Abbott, NP, is a certified multiple sclerosis
nurse who sees patients with urgent needs and provides follow up care.
Emily Pharr, MD, assistant professor, Neurology
Nuhad Abou-Zeid, MD, assistant professor, Neurology
Drs. Pharr and Abou-Zeid and Veronica Abbott, NP see patients
at the Shepherd Street clinic located at 500 Shepherd Street.
General Neurology: 336-716-4101