A Designated National MS Society Center for Comprehensive Care

The Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center of Dallas is part of the National MS Society and offers a detailed program for the evaluation and treatment of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Okai manages all stages of multiple sclerosis, and her care philosophy includes using a multidisciplinary approach to patient management.

Dr. Okai completed a two year fellowship in multiple sclerosis at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a recipient of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinical Fellowship Award in 2006, as well as a fellowship grant from the National Institute of Health. Her clinical interests include studying multiple sclerosis in diverse populations and the utilization of conventional and novel MRI techniques in multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Okai focuses on addressing the physical, emotional, cognitive, and rehabilitation needs of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patient and their family. We offer a comprehensive program for the evaluation and treatment of MS which includes using several strategies to determine if a patient meets the long-established criteria for a diagnosis of MS and ruling out other possible causes of patient symptoms.

Treatment Strategies Include:

  • Detailed Neurologic Exam
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Appropriate Medication
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychology

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving hope to people affected by the disease.