Due to the recent public health announcement from the CDC regarding the Coronavirus, we ask that anyone who has traveled to China or other East Asian countries since January 1, 2020, to please reschedule any appointments at the IMSMP for a period of at least 14 days since returning to the United States. This also applies if you have been in direct contact with a person who has traveled to these locations during this time period, in which case we ask that you reschedule any upcoming visit for...


Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can support optimal health, especially if you have MS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found fewer than 15% of Americans met the minimum daily recommendation for fruit intake (1.5-2 cups per day), and almost 9% met the minimal recommendation for vegetable intake (2-3 cups per day). These numbers are disturbingly low, particularly because vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices are nature’s richest sources of protective antioxidants,...


Due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, the IMSMP recommends that our patients minimize air travel, especially in areas already affected by the virus. Other than hand washing and possibly wearing a face mask during travel, there are no specific prophylactic measures to take, so avoiding exposure is the best course of action at this time.

For more information on the virus, please click here.


Gong Hei Fat Choy! Gong Xi Fa Cai! 2020 is the Year of the Rat, which represents wealth and surplus. Wishing great happiness and prosperity to everyone celebrating Chinese New Year!


Occupational Therapy (OT) is a rehabilitation specialty that focuses on every day and meaningful activities. The goal of an occupational therapist is to ensure you can do everything you want to do on a daily basis as independently and as safely as possible. Treatments that are offered can span across many different areas of one’s life. Here at the IMSMP, we have focused individualized neurologic OT services. This is provided in a one-on-one environment where patients may include their family...


The IMSMP will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A neurologist is on-call and may be reached at (212) 265-8070 for any MS-related emergencies.

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

- Martin Luther King Jr.


As Seen in Ramsey Neighbors ~ January 2020

By Lauren DePaul Schreiber ~ Professional photos by Kat Yannalfo, Photography by SKY

When Stephen and Melissa Kanter met in 1997, they had no idea how their shared history would impact their future together. They each had a parent with multiple sclerosis (MS), a...


Many patients call us in the fall to ask about whether or not the flu vaccine is a smart choice for them. Here are some helpful facts about vaccinations: Vaccines are designed to stimulate the immune system. Vaccines can contain either an activated germ, weakened form of the germ or inactivated germ.

When introduced to the body, the harmless germ stimulates the immune system, which then produces antibodies that will effectively attack or kill an intruding germ if exposed to it in the...


The IMSMP will be closed for the holiday beginning on Tuesday, December 31st and will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd at 9:00 AM.  A neurologist is on-call and may be reached at (212) 265-8070 for any MS-related emergencies.

We wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year! 


May peace, love, and unity bring a happy Kwanzaa to all those celebrating from your family at the IMSMP.



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