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Patient Care for ALS

UC San Diego Health is home to San Diego’s most comprehensive care program for patients with ALS. Our multidisciplinary team serves patients with ALS from diagnosis through treatment – providing for the whole-patient needs of people with ALS and their families.

Why Choose us for ALS Care?


Efficient Appointments

When you come to the ALS Clinic, you meet with every member of your care team. By providing access to all members of the care team in one appointment, the clinic serves as a one-stop opportunity for patients to take care of everything without the hassle of numerous appointments.

ALS Team

Integrated Care

The clinic serves the comprehensive needs of patients with ALS in a multidisciplinary manner. That means the team members are not operating in isolation to care for you or your loved one, but are working as an integrated expert unit. After each appointment, the entire care team meets to discuss recommendations, medications, assistive device needs, clinical trial opportunities, any necessary coordination with your primary care physician and just about everything else.

Our team includes specialists from:

  • Neurology
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Social work
  • Respiratory care
  • Gastroenterology
  • ALS Association (patient advocacy)
Dr. Ravits with Patient

Experienced Professionals

The UC San Diego ALS Clinic is recognized by Muscular Dystrophy Association and ALS Association. Our clinicians and staff are dedicated to ALS therapy and are on the forefront of new medical scientific information about the disease and are recognized leaders in the field.

Find out the next steps for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment and meet our team.



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