If you would like to be evaluated at the Penn Comprehensive ALS Center because you are concerned that you may have ALS or you have been told by a physician that you may have ALS, please call 215-829-3053 to make an expedited appointment for a new patient evaluation.
You will be seen by Dr. Elman, Dr. Quinn, or Dr. Amado for a complete evaluation. This appointment will include a review of medical, surgical, medication, and neurological history. It will also include a physical examination and a complete review of medical records and tests. Depending on what evaluation has already been done and its quality, further testing and repeat testing may need to be done. This may include an EMG, MRI, labs, and spinal tap. We will ask you to provide all records and will also assist in obtaining those records as necessary.
If an alternative diagnosis is reached, then treatment for that diagnosis will be offered. If the diagnosis of ALS is confirmed, you will be invited to return to our Comprehensive ALS Center for further management.