Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a primary care doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Our Center offers physician expertise with a dedication to advancing services and treatments for neurological disorders and neuromuscular diseases.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
At The Neurology Center at Mercy, our doctors are dedicated to helping patients with multiple sclerosis, or MS. Our neurologists work individually with each patient to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, is a chronic and sometimes debilitating disease, in which the immune system destroys the myelin, a substance that protects the nerve fibers in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Damage to the myelin causes an interruption in communication with the brain, spinal cord and other areas of your body.
There is no known cause for MS. It is believed to be an autoimmune disease, a disease that attacks its own tissue. It is also believed that genetics and childhood infections may play a part in the disease.
Multiple Sclerosis symptoms differ and depend on the area of the affected nerve fibers. Some symptoms may include:
Doctors will conduct a medical history, take a physical exam and discuss symptoms to diagnose multiple sclerosis. Since other diseases have similar symptoms, the doctors may order other diagnostic tests including:
Since there is no cure for MS, the typical course of treatment includes:
Other modifications to manage MS include getting plenty of rest, exercising, keeping the body cool, eating healthy and decreasing stress.
Rosalyn finally has the correct diagnosis, Multiple Sclerosis, and feels much better about it.
Experienced neurologists of The Neurology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, utilize advanced diagnostic tools, such as electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG), for the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders and neuromuscular conditions, including peripheral neuropathy, entrapment neuropathy, epilepsy, headaches, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.
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Dr. Bonnie Gerecke, Director of The Neurology Center and Chief of Neurology and Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center, offers expertise in diagnosing, evaluating and managing neuromuscular disease.