Specialists and Care Centers

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Specialists and Care Centers

The Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center* at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is dedicated to the total care of people with ALS. During your visit, you will meet with experts from multiple fields who specialize in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Each member of your dedicated team will provide input and suggestions regarding your unique healthcare needs.

Our dedicated team spends time with patients and their loved ones to explain the disease and current research. In addition, the team takes the time to intervene when dealing with symptoms such as difficulty with speech, swallowing, weight loss, excess salivation, sleeping, breathing, activities of daily life, mobility or pain.

What we offer

  • Advanced treatment options and clinical trials.
  • Edaravone, the first FDA-approved ALS treatment in 22 years
  • Multidisciplinary care that brings together a team of neuromuscular specialists in one clinic.
  • Treatment plans tailored to improve your quality of life.
  • Comprehensive support for you and your family.

To learn more, or to make an appointment call 312.695.7950. You can also fill out a form and a member of our team will contact you.

For most people with ALS, primary treatment may involve the management of symptoms, and may include physical, occupational, speech, respiratory and nutritional therapies. Members of your care team1 may include:

  • Neurologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Genetic counselors
  • Speech language pathologists

There is no cure and no proven treatment for ALS. Our team will work closely with you to help manage your symptoms and maximize the quality of your life.

Meet the Teams

The Northwestern Medicine Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis dedicated team spends time with patients and their loved ones to explain the disease and current research.

The Northwestern Medicine Lois Insolia ALS Center
The Northwestern Medicine Lois Insolia ALS Center in Chicago was established in 1986 with funds from the James V. Insolia family and the Les Turner ALS Foundation. The Center is affiliated with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach where trained specialists provide diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services focusing on assessment, care planning and education. Some of the specialized services offered to patients include communication devices from the Foundation’s communication bank, mobility assistance, a patient resource guide to ALS, ventilation videos to reference, home visits by home nurse consultants and licensed clinical social worker, transportation to and from the clinic visit as needed and free parking for patients during their appointments.

The Lois Insolia ALS Center is dedicated to the total care of people with ALS. During a visit, patients meet with several members of the team and each provides input and suggestions regarding healthcare needs.

To make an appointment with the Lois Insolia ALS Center, please call 312.695.7950. Patients are seen by appointment only. The program coordinator will schedule a time for you and explain what will happen during your visit.

The board-certified neurologists at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. They diagnose and treat patients with a full range of neurological disorders, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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