Multiple Sclerosis Center for Comprehensive MS Care
The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Billings Clinic is formally recognized by the National MS Society (NMSS) as a Center for Comprehensive MS care. The impact of multiple sclerosis on the lives of patients and their loved ones is wide ranging and complex. The team at Billings Clinic partners with patients in navigating both the medical and non-medical issues with the goal of achieving the highest level of well-being.
The Center’s mission is to provide a compassionate environment for patients and assist them in navigating their journey with MS or related disorders and ultimately in leading a fulfilling life.
The MS Center team includes:
- Fellowship-trained neuroimmunologists/multiple sclerosis specialists
- Medical assistant
- Advanced practice providers
- Pharmacy technician
- Social worker
We work closely with other Billings Clinic specialists to provide coordinated care to patients in the following areas:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Behavioral health (neuropsychology, counseling, psychiatry)
- physical medicine and rehab to provide coordinated care to patients
We also offer convenient lab service and imaging (MRIs, etc.) right outside the MS Clinic.
Services are also available via the Eastern Montana Telemedicine Network for patients from rural communities so they can stay close to home for follow up appointments. We also work closely with patient’s primary care providers and other services offered in their home towns.
The MS Center at Billings Clinic is actively involved in conducting clinical research and is participating in several clinical trials.
To schedule an appointment please call 406-238-2410. All MS Center appointments are expedited so you will receive timely care. If you already have an MS or other rare neuro-immunological disorder diagnosis, you do not need a referral to make an appointment at the MS Center.
More about our physicians:
Sara S. Qureshi, MD, was inspired by her sister’s journey with MS to train as a Multiple Sclerosis specialist. She completed her training in adult and pediatric multiple sclerosis and rare neuroimmunological disorders in Dallas, Texas as a fellow of National MS society. She joined Billings clinic in 2015 as a full-time neurologist and began her work to improve resources and care available for patients with MS and related diseases in the region. This work has included collaborating with organizations like National MS society, Multiple sclerosis association of America and Transverse myelitis association. Dr. Sara S. Qureshi is now serving as the director for the MS/Neuro-immunology program at Billings clinic. She is serving as the principal investigator of several clinical trials in MS and is working with the Northwest Chapter of the National MS society to improve care for patients in this region.
Michael J. Bradshaw, MD pursued training in multiple sclerosis and autoimmune neurology including rare neuroimmunological disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard University as a fellow of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He treats both adults and children. He has published his work extensively in peer-reviewed journals and as an invited author in several textbooks. He is the recipient of numerous awards including for medical education, clinical acumen and compassionate concern for patients. Dr. Bradshaw joined Billings Clinic in 2018 and is the director of medical education in neurology. He is an unyielding patient advocate with a passion for helping patients understand their condition and live their very best.
Partner in MS Care Program
- This National MS Society program recognizes and supports quality MS care by encouraging strong partnerships between MS clinicians and the Society.
- Through this program, healthcare providers receive streamlined access to programs, services and resources for them and their patients, as well as the recognition as a Partner with the Society
- The kind of provider considered for the Partner in MS Care program has experience and interest in MS, recognizes the complex nature of the disease, makes referrals to address those needs and is motivated to continuously gain a more in-depth understanding of MS.
Center for Comprehensive Care
- The Center for Comprehensive MS Care (CCC) model of care addresses the needs of people with MS to have access to a full array of medical, psycho-social and rehabilitation services
- This philosophy of care encompasses access to multi-disciplinary care delivered in a coordinated fashion where providers communicate with one another and share common goals for patient outcomes.