Clinics and treatment centres
ALS clinics deliver expert care to people living with ALS. Many clinics have a multidisciplinary team of specialists that work together to help you cope with mobility, breathing, speech, and nutrition challenges. If you aren’t yet a patient at one of these clinics, ask your neurologist or family physician for a referral.
ALS clinics are multidisciplinary centres aimed at delivering expert care to people and families living with ALS. Clinics provide education, monitoring and timely interventions, while promoting regular communication with your family doctor and community healthcare providers. In addition, the clinics and their teams of professionals are among the community of researchers in Canada who are working to discover effective ALS treatments.
ALS treatment centres are places where people and families can receive ALS care but may or may not have multidisciplinary care and opportunities to participate in research.
ALS clinics in Quebec
Neurologists: Dr. Genevieve Matte, Dr. Stephan Botez, Dr. Karine Garneau
Nurse clinician: Naomie Pierre-Louis
Phone: (514) 890-8000, ext. 25434
Neurologists: Dr. Angela Genge, Dr. Rami Massie, Dr. Olivier Blanchard
Nurse clinician: Toni Vitale
Phone: (514) 398-5262
Neurologists: Dr. Denis Brunet, Dr. Annie Dionne, Dr. Nicolas Dupré, Dr. Evelyne Coté-Mantha
Nurse clinician: Manon Gravel
Phone : 418-649-0252, ext. 66893
Neurologists: Dr. Sylvie Gosselin, Dr. Émilie Lareau-Trudel
Nurse clinician: Claudie Villecourt
Phone: (819) 346-1110, ext. 14639
Other treatment centres
This list includes only some of the establishments in Quebec that specialize in the care and treatment of people with ALS.
Neurologist: Dr. Sandra Tremblay
Nurse clinician: Annie Bourbeau
Phone : 418-830-7474
Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montréal
Neurologist: Dr. Nicole Khairallah
Nurse clinician: Marlène Dion
Phone : 514-252-3400, ext. 4280
Neurologists: Dr. Jean-Denis Brisson, Dr. Maude-Marie Gagnon
Clinical nurse specialists: Nadine Leclerc, Aline Larouche, Nancy Bouchard
Administrative assistant: Louise St-Gelais
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