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Health Professional of the Year

MS Society Names Dr. Brian Steingo Health Professional of the Year Dr. Brian Steingo, medical director of the Neuroscience Center at North Ridge Medical Center (NRMC), was recently presented The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s (NMSS) Health Professional of the Year Award. Dr. Steingo played an integral role in the opening of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at NRMC, one of two MS clinics in South Florida affiliated with the NMSS.”I am honored to receive this recognition and committed to continuing to work closely with the MS Society, everyone at NRMC and our community in our battle against MS,” said Dr. Steingo, who served as a member of the NMSS Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Clinical Advisory Committee for the past three years.” According to figures from NMSS, MS affects 350,000 people in the Untied States, and every week 200 additional cases are diagnosed across the country. “Admired and adored by his patients, Dr. Steingo has demonstrated his dedication and commitment by providing access to quality healthcare,” said Karen Dresbach, president of the South Florida Chapter of NMSS. “For his unwavering commitment to his patients, the community and the fight against MS, we are proud to have presented him with the Health Professional of the Year Award.” NMSS every year selects one health professional who plays an active role in the education of MS. Dr. Steingo spends many hours speaking at chapter-sponsored educational programs. He is host of a monthly educational session at NRMC to keep patients and their families informed of emerging treatments and many other issues that could improve the quality of life for persons with MS