Over the past year, many people have missed or postponed medical appointments due to the pandemic. For people with chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS), a missed treatment or delayed care could lead to disease progression and debilitating relapses. Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, MD, MS expert and board-certified neurologist discusses implications surrounding missed doctor’s appointments, including disease progression and the importance of early treatment and diagnosis. She urges people living with MS to continue seeking care or catch up on missed or postponed doctor visits due to the pandemic.
Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams is a Board-Certified neurologist and Fellowship trained Multiple Sclerosis Specialist. Dr. Mitzi is passionate about educating and empowering people affected by MS to understand the disease process and the goals of treatment. She is a sought-after consultant, speaker, researcher and author.
She has expertise in understanding MS in underserved and ethnic minority populations. She collaborates with national and international committees to advocate for people living with MS and encourage partnerships between patients and with their healthcare teams to improve shared decision making to combat this disease. She also is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of research participation and encouraging diversity in clinical research.
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