ALS: ALS Clinic
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig ’s disease), Good Shepherd’s ALS Clinic can help you cope with the physical and psychological aspects of the disease. Good Shepherd's ALS Clinic is one of only 40 in the country.
Led by Terry Heiman-Patterson, M.D., the ALS Clinic provides patients and their families an opportunity to learn about ALS, cope with its effects and receive access to vital rehabilitation services.
In addition to Dr. Patterson, patients, who spend between one and three hours at the clinic, are seen by a team of clinical specialists, including physical, occupational and respiratory therapists, nurses, care managers and nutritionists, along with a representative from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Patients receive vital information regarding their disease, learn techniques to cope with it and are referred for other therapy services as needed.
The ALS Clinic is available on the first Monday of each month on an outpatient basis. The ALS Clinic is located in the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital-Allentown.
Good Shepherd’s ALS Clinic is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association.