ALS Clinic

Dr. Hayat with Patient

Coordinating Multiple Specialties in a Single Location to Streamline Care for ALS Patients 


SLUCare ALS Clinic is a Certified Center of Excellence and the only ALS Association certified clinic in St. Louis. We offer a team approach to care, coordinating services to diagnose and treat patients, while also conducting research and clinical trials in an effort to find a cure. 

 ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease that  attacks nerve cells, the brain and spinal cord. While it does not usually affect a person's mind or senses, it does impact their ability to use muscles, restricting movement of the limbs and body, including the muscles required for swallowing and breathing. 

Due to the complexity of the disease, diagnosing and treating ALS patients requires the expertise of many different medical specialists.

In the SLUCare ALS Clinic, our team includes:

  • Neurologists specializing in neuromuscular disorders
  • Neuromuscular clinical nurse
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech/language pathologist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Social worker

By bringing together this team of experts in a single location, we are able to coordinate treatment for ALS patients and address their wide-ranging needs in one visit, rather than multiple appointments. We work in conjunction with the patient's primary care physician to develop a treatment plan that maximizes function and maintains the highest possible quality of life.

Advantages of an ALS Certified Center of Excellence

  • Central point of care for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
  • Advanced testing capabilities, including electrophysiological testing of muscles and nerves, for accurate diagnosis
  • Specialized services for patients with ALS and related disorders
  • Participation in clinical trials, where patients can access new drug therapies 
  • Education for patients and their families about the ALS disease process, treatment options and research

Working Toward a Cure

As part of an academic medical practice and as an ALS Certified Center of Excellence, our ALS treatment team includes Saint Louis University researchers who are actively seeking a cure for this devastating disease.

For information about current ALS  clinical trials, call 314-977-4900.

Contact the SLUCare ALS Clinic

To learn more or to request an appointment, call 314-977-6082.

SLUCare ALS Clinic Location

Monteleone Hall
1438 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104 
314-977-6082
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