Augusta University Clinical Neuromuscular Program

ALS Clinic

The Augusta University Neuroscience Center and the ALS Association of Georgia, Inc. (ALSA of GA.) joined forces in 2004 to create the Augusta University ALS Clinic, a major initiative to serve ALS patients and their families in the Central Savannah River Area and beyond.

The Augusta University ALS Clinic features a comprehensive, coordinated approach to patient care. While patients and caregivers stay in the comfort of private treatment rooms, specialists address the unique concerns of ALS.

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What is ALS?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's disease,", is a progressive neuromuscular disease that attacks, and eventually kills, the nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. ALS inhibits all voluntary muscle action, leaving individuals paralyzed while mental faculties and senses remain unaffected.

The Augusta University ALS Team

Once a diagnosis is made, each patient is assigned to one of two physicians, Dr. Michael H. Rivner or Dr. Mary Hughes. Patients will see this same physician during each clinic visit. Other health care team members include:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Nurse Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Speech Therapists
  • Assistive Technologists

ALSA of Georgia

Staff members from ALSA of Georgia are available to discuss the programs and services provided by the organization. To contact ALSA of Georgia, call 888-636-9940 or visit www.alsaga.org.

Support Group Meetings

Recognizing that ALS is in fact a family illness, support group meetings are also held.

To Learn More

To learn more about the Augusta University ALS Clinic or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 706-721-2681 or 800-736-CARE (2273), or online at MCGHealth.org/Neuro.