Support for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
By your side with the resources you need
We help patients manage their MS between their appointments by offering classes, support groups, lectures and events that bring our MS community together.
Class Offerings 2022
We have adjusted our multiple sclerosis support group schedule due to COVID-19. You can now join us virtually via WebEx for our education lectures and support groups. If you have questions, please contact Traci Paxton, LISW-S by phone (614) 788-6119 or E-mail: Traci.Paxton@OhioHealth.com.
**Offerings have limited in-person attendance. Registration is required by contacting: Dempsey Family Education & Resource Center: Email: DempseyCenter@OhioHealth.com, Phone: (614) 788-6115
Parking: Please valet park in the red area or park in the red garage. Parking will be validated.
MS Education Series**
Learn from our MS Experts! Those living with MS and their support team members can join us. Login: OhioHealth.webex.com/join/melinda.mcguire
First Monday of the Month Starting at 6 PM
- March 7 - Overview of Symptom Management
- April 4 - MS and Sex
- May 2 - Mental Health – Mind Over Matter
- June 6 - Separating Fact from Fiction: Supplements, Oils, Etc.
- July - No Presentation – Holiday Observed
- Aug 1 - Living Well with MS – Taking Charge of Your MS
- Sept - No Presentation – Holiday Observed
- Oct 3 - Remyelination and MS
- Nov 7 - ECTRIMS/Research Updates
Thriving with MS Patient Group**
This group is for people living with an MS diagnosis who seek to stay active, maintain a positive outlook and learn tips and resources. Login: OhioHealth.webex.com/join/melinda.mcguire
Every other Month - First Monday from 5-6 PM
- Mar 7
- May 2
- Jul - No Group - Holiday Observed
- Sept - No Group - Holiday Observed
- Nov 7
Care Partner Support Group
Offered by the Dempsey Center, this is a great way to connect with others in a care partner/caregiver role. Receive education and support, as well as learn about community resources. Please contact the Dempsey Center for more information.
Third Thursday of Every Month from 2-3 PM
MS “Lunch & Learn” (Virtual Only)
Open to all! Grab your lunch, get comfy and join us! Relaxed platform to share information and ask questions. Login: OhioHealth.webex.com/join/melinda.mcguire
Every other Month - Third Monday From 12-12:45 PM
- Feb 21
- Apr 18
- June 20
- Aug 15
- Oct 17
- Dec 19
Contacting your OhioHealth MS team
We understand you need quick and easy access to your OhioHealth MS team. We are committed to streamlining your requests and responding in a timely manner. One way you can connect with our team is through OhioHealth MyChart.
You can connect with us using MyChart for the following:
Contact your providers for answers to non-urgent questions and follow-up instructions.
Request and manage your appointments online.
Request prescription refills.
View your medical information including medications, medical history or access to forms needed for your visit.
Family member access to help keep track of your entire family’s health information and appointments.
OhioHealth’s MS social worker Traci Paxton, MSW, LISW-S, provides patients with trusted resources to learn more about MS, manage symptoms and connect with our MS patients.
Try these multiple sclerosis apps
MSAA My MS Manager: Provided by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of American (MSAA), this tool is designed to help you manage your MS.
MS Attack: Learn about MS symptoms and how these symptoms may present during an MS attack.
MyMSTeam: A social network dedicated to those living with MS.