Practice Includes New ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic to Serve Southern Nevada
Roseman Medical Group, the medical practice of Roseman University College of Medicine, has opened its first location, adjacent to Spring Valley Hospital at 5380 S. Rainbow Blvd, Suite 120 in Las Vegas.
The practice is currently offering neurology services led by David Ginsburg, MD. Dr. Ginsburg and his medical team specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the nervous system and neuromuscular disorders. With Dr. Ginsburg serving as medical director, the practice also houses southern Nevada’s second clinic serving patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The Roseman University ALS Clinic at Roseman Medical Group will provide evidence-based, multidisciplinary ALS care and services in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on hope and quality of life.
Dr. Mark Penn, Founding Dean of the College of Medicine explained, “Long-term plans for the Roseman Medical Group practice include expansion into primary care and a variety of medical specialties staffed by College of Medicine faculty physicians and other healthcare professionals.”
“We are delighted to have Dr. David Ginsburg as Roseman Medical Group’s first practicing physician and as a professor on our faculty,” said Dr. Bruce Morgenstern, Roseman University College of Medicine vice dean for academic and clinical affairs. “Practicing in southern Nevada since 1994, he brings with him remarkable history of exceptional patient care and clinical research in neurology, with emphasis in neuromuscular diseases like ALS.”
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. Although there is currently no cure and no life-prolonging treatments for the disease, a recently FDA-approved medication has been demonstrated to slow the decline of various physical activities.
“We are very excited to have a second clinic in Las Vegas,” said April Mastroluca, executive director of the ALS Association Nevada Chapter. “Southern Nevada ALS patients and families will now have another option for ALS care in Las Vegas. We are grateful to Dr. Ginsburg, Roseman University and our clinic team for making this possible.”
Mastroluca adds, research has shown that multidisciplinary care, or, the practice of having physicians and other healthcare professionals collaborate to provide the most comprehensive treatment plan for patients, helps people with ALS have better quality of life—and actually prolongs life in most cases. The ALS Association Nevada Chapter has a long history supporting multidisciplinary care in Nevada as well as offering monthly support groups, an equipment loan closet, and respite care grants for caregivers of ALS patients.
“Our ALS Clinic is aligned to meet needs of patients and their families by providing all services in one convenient location at one time rather than having them travel to multiple locations at different times,” said Ginsburg.
Ginsburg received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Pittsburgh in 1988. Later, he completed his residency in neurology at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and a subsequent fellowship in clinical neurophysiology. This provided him with an extensive background in neurodiagnostic testing with Electroencephalogram (EEG) and Electromyography (EMG), and exposure to a large number of patients with neuromuscular disease. This training eventually led to him to lead local multidisciplinary clinics for the Muscular Dystrophy Associationœ and ALS.
About Roseman Medical Group
Founded in 2017, Roseman Medical Group is the medical practice of Roseman University College of Medicine. At Roseman Medical Group and the College of Medicine, PATIENTS are at the center of its VALUES and are the reason we strive for excellence in providing patient-centered care, conducting research and educating the next generation of physicians. For information, visit their website.
About The ALS Association Nevada Chapter
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people living with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified and recognized treatment centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit their website.