General practitioners (GPs) and primary care providers (PCPs) are usually the first to encounter people with symptoms suggestive of MS. They play a critical role in establishing a timely diagnosis and referring patients promptly to a neurologist.
This concise guide, Time matters in multiple sclerosis: diagnose early to maximize brain health, explains how GPs and PCPs can put into practice the recommendations from the report, Brain health: time matters in multiple sclerosis.
A letter recommending the guide is also available. It can be personalized to allow neurologists to recommend the guide to GPs/PCPs who might refer people with suspected MS to them.
Both the guide for GPs/PCPs and the accompanying letter are available in English and French, and can be downloaded below.