Multiple Sclerosis care in Murfreesboro

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic's (MMC) Neurology department has announced their recent designation as a Partner in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Care. This formal recognition honors the department's commitment to providing exceptional, coordinated MS care; and continuing partnership with the Society to address the challenges of people affected by MS.

Joy Derwenskus, D.O., MS, joined Blake Kellum, M.D. and Janet Brown, FNP-BC, MSCN in the Neurology department at MMC in 2017. She has an extensive background and interest in the study of Multiple Sclerosis, which has fueled her to spur on this initiative. Her interest has been previously demonstrated in her position as an Associate Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University's Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Program, in Chicago, IL. Among her work as an Associate Professor, Dr. Derwenskus participated in numerous MS clinical trials, has been published on this topic, and continues to speak both locally and nationally about MS. Most recently, she serves as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-South Chapter's Chair of the Healthcare Provider Council.

The Society's Partners in MS Care program recognizes providers whose practices support the Society's initiative of affordable access to high quality MS healthcare for everyone living with MS - regardless of geography, disease progression, and other disparities.

"We are so proud to partner with Dr. Joy Derwenskus to enhance coordinated, comprehensive care for the people who live with MS in Murfreesboro and the Mid South said David Haddock, of the National MS Society, Mid South. "In earning this recognition, Dr. Joy Derwenskus has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in MS care, making a tremendous impact on people affected by MS in our community," David Haddock continued.

MMC's Neurology department is very proud of this partnership. With a shared mission to continue to educate patients and the community, MMC will host its first MS focused event, 'Living with MS.' This free seminar will bring together MS patients and caregivers to provide practical information to live their best life. Speakers will focus on overall health, nutrition, exercise and stress management. The event will take place on Saturday, April 21st from 10 am - 12pm. For more details or to RSVP to the event visit,

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to walking difficulties, fatigue, dizziness, pain, depression, vision loss and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

For more information about how to connect with the Neurology department at MMC, please visit, or call (615) 867-8090 today. Your health is our mission.


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