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“African Americans with MS” Forum Debuts on MSF Website


      “African Americans with MS” is the newest addition to the MSF’s lineup of forums designed to meet the diverse needs of the MS community. Medical and healthcare professionals knowledgeable about the distinctions of MS in African Americans will answer your questions on a wide range of topics, including the medical, psychological, and cultural aspects of living with the disease. The forum will also serve as a venue for African Americans with MS to connect and share their experiences.

     Here’s a brief introduction to the doctors participating in the “African Americans with MS” forum:

     Mitzi Williams, M.D., is medical director of the Augusta MS Center and an assistant professor in the neurology department at the Medical College of Georgia.

     Annette F. Okai, M.D., is a neurologist at the MS Treatment Center of Dallas. Dr. Okai is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

     Lara Stepleman, Ph.D., is director of the MS psychological services program at the Augusta MS center. A licensed psychologist, she is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry and health behavior at the Medical College of Georgia.

     To submit a question for the doctors, go to www.msfocus.org.  Click on “MS Community” and click on “Forums”.

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