Visiting the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
The goal of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, is to enhance quality of life by providing comprehensive care throughout the diagnostic process and course of this potentially disabling disease. Our staff is available to help you through the process and respond to your questions or concerns. Our interdisciplinary team works together to ensure that we meet all of your needs, including neurological and symptom management, psychosocial issues, and rehabilitation.
While many people come to us for a possible diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and treatment, we also diagnose and treat a number of related disorders of the central nervous system. We understand that a diagnosis of MS can be overwhelming. Our team is available to listen to you and respond to your needs in a compassionate environment.
While MS is a lifelong and unpredictable disease, our world-renowned staff of doctors, nurse practitioners, and social therapists works together to minimize the risk of future relapses and delay disease progression. Our MS team collaborates with urologists, physiatrists, psychiatrists, pain specialists, otolaryngologists, and neuro-ophthalmologists. We also make referrals to neuropsychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and nutritionists to promote the highest level of functioning possible to support independence and maintain quality of life.
The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis is one of the most comprehensive MS centers in the United States. We provide diagnostic expertise and interdisciplinary follow-up care to patients with MS. Our doctors are among the leading MS specialists in the world and are regarded as a valuable resource by others in the field. Our center also offers patients the opportunity to participate in many clinical trials of promising new treatments.
Your First Visit
Your first visit to the Center consists of a thorough evaluation by one of our neurologists. Be sure to bring with you your medical records and all MRI films, as the examination will include a detailed medical history and a review of those films. You may also meet with one of our social workers for an introduction to available resources and support counseling. Expect your initial visit to take approximately two hours.
We recommend you bring a family member or friend with you to help you recall what was said. Bring a notepad to take notes.
You will leave the center with a clearer understanding of your condition and a treatment plan or other course of action. And you will be assigned primary clinical team members who will see you on subsequent visits to maintain continuity.
The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis has access to The Mount Sinai Health System’s world-class imaging facilities, its specialized diagnostic laboratories, and the expertise of Mount Sinai physicians skilled in advanced infusion and other procedures benefiting patients with the disease. Faculty at the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis have admitting privileges at The Mount Sinai Hospital when inpatient care is necessary.
Important phone numbers
Please use the following phone numbers for information, appointments, and support:
Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis 212-241-6854
New York City-Southern New York Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society 212-463-7787
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY 10029-6574