For Providers

MS Center - For ProvidersReasons to refer to the Hartford HealthCare Neuroimmunology Department

  • Your patient is exhibiting neurologic symptoms typical of multiple sclerosis or another neuroimmunologic condition. If your patient has been diagnosed with a neuroimmunologic disease, including multiple sclerosis, we can provide long-term care for the condition.

  • Your patient has had an abnormal MRI of the brain or spinal cord that exhibited white matter changes. We can provide a consult or second opinion. Besure to send the patient with a copy of the disk if the MRI was performed outside of the Hartford HealthCare system.

  • You want a second opinion regarding an existing diagnosis of MS or another neuroimmunologic condition. We are happy to review any previous testing and symptoms to help.

  • Your patient has an existing diagnosis of MS. You may prefer that we take over the treatment of a complicated patient.

If you are ever unsure if a referral is appropriate, please contact us.

Making a referral

From within Hartford HealthCare

In Epic, you can refer to one of our providers – Dr. Brian Wong or Dr. Derek Smith. When doing so, choose "neurology" as a specialty and "neuroimmunology" as the department.

From outside Hartford HealthCare

Contact us. We will need the patient’s demographics, insurance information, any recent imaging and labs, and any office notes from the last six months. Tell your patient to bring a copy of any recent MRIs on a disk so our specialists can review the images during the visit.

We accept most commercial insurances, Medicare and Medicaid.

Contact the Multiple Sclerosis Center