ALS Clinic

ALS team members at Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
The Houston Methodist ALS Clinic is the first multidisciplinary care clinic for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the United States. ALS is one of the most challenging disorders facing those affected, as well as their families. For patients suffering from ALS, every day is a battle that demands inner strength and tremendous courage. For their families, it is a test of caring and patience. Our clinic is actively involved in both clinical and basic science research.

The ALS Clinic sees patients by physician referral only. Appointments to the clinic can be made only after one of our team physicians has confirmed your diagnosis during a visit to Houston Methodist Hospital outpatient work-up unit, where you will be seen by all of the ALS Clinic Team Hope Members. The cost of the diagnostic work-up will be the responsibility of the patient and/or the insurance carrier, but there is no direct cost to the patient for follow-up visits at the clinic. 

Houston Methodist ALS Clinic 

Our team of 21 professionals from 11 specialties uses a multidisciplinary approach to help patients with ALS to cope with their disease and applies the latest therapies and proactive symptom management in a positive and caring setting . Many of our team have practiced together for over 20 years and we hold ourselves to the highest standards when caring for patients with ALS.

ALS Clinic Director
Stanley H. Appel

Stanley H. Appel, MD is director of Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, chair of the Department of Neurology and the Peggy and Gary Edwards Distinguished Chair in ALS at Houston Methodist Hospital.
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ALS Association Partnership

Dr. Appel and the ALS Association Partner to Expand Multidisciplinary Care in Texas. The ALS Association invested $50,000 into the Houston Methodist ALS Clinic and recognized it as an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence.  Read More

Houston Methodist ALS Clinic
6560 Fannin St.
Scurlock Tower, 8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
713.441.3760
Fax: 713.793.7271