Our groundbreaking investigations assure that you as a patient have access to neuromuscular clinical trials which:
Identify genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying nerve and muscle disorders
Improve understanding and control of inflammatory and immune-mediated nerve and muscle disorders
Create and validate new drug, protein and genetic treatments of inherited nerve and muscle disorders
Explore new treatments using stem cells or other emerging technologies
Stanford Neuromuscular Biobank
The Stanford Neuromuscular Biobank collects blood, muscle, and other tissue samples from individuals with neuromuscular disorders for use in research. Sample donors remain anonymous to our researchers and can donate during life or after death. Your family members who do not have a neuromuscular disorder can also donate to help advance research.
Samples are collected with your consent during routine clinic visits and scheduled surgical procedures. The Stanford Neuromuscular Biobank stores the samples and shares them with researchers to help better understand meaningful treatments and how neuromuscular disorders affect the body.
Representatives from Stanford's Neuromuscular Clinic, Neurosciences Department, Rehabilitation, Integrative Medicine, and the new Neuroscience building construction crew all participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
For your convenience, you may check in for all same-day appointments at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center through a centralized, check-in desk near the front lobby. In addition to all outpatient services, you also can access onsite pre-surgery consultations at the center.
Appointments are available by physician referral only. Call us to reschedule an appointment or to schedule a follow-up appointment.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Check in 20 minutes prior to your appointment.
Bring records or films (preferably on disc) that are relevant to the purpose of your appointment.
Bring a pen and notepad to take notes if needed.
The length of your first appointment may vary. Diagnostic appointments take one or more hours.
Returning patients or those with an existing diagnosis will see part or all of the multidisciplinary clinic team. These appointments last from one to three hours.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
To reorder a prescription, have your pharmacy call us directly with your prescription information.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to see all patients who are referred to us. We screen all referrals to select those who will benefit the most from a consultation. Also, most of our clinics have a significant waiting period for new consultations. Please provide as much clinical information as possible so our staff may triage the referral to the appropriate sub-specialty clinic.
We recognize that some patients may need consultation sooner than routine scheduling permits. Our doctors are happy to speak with you to facilitate urgent visits on a case-by-case basis.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
To refer a patient, call our New Patient Coordinator at 650-723-6469 or fax the following information to 650-320-9443:
Patient's name, birthdate, address, phone number, and other relevant data
Insurance carrier and any required authorization
Referring physician's name, address, and phone number
Referral letter or a description of the patient's medical history, diagnosis and reason for referral; include issues for us to address and any preference of neurologist or subspecialty clinic.
Our coordinator will schedule directly with the patient. Our staff will usually call the patient within two to three working days of receiving the referral.
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