Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Practice
The Orlando Health Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center works to improve quality of life for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). We help them manage the effects of the disease through gentle treatment and care, as well as education.
Our mission is to provide access to the best treatment, disease management and rehabilitation services available for people living with multiple sclerosis.
Meet our world-class care team below:
Ballard is our certified pet therapy dog. Certified through Therapy Dogs International, Ballard is a valuable team member, visiting the Care Center three days a week to help patients deal with the effects of multiple sclerosis. The Care Center treats more than 2,500 patients a year.
Stephen J. Rosenberg, MD, FAAN, a graduate of Princeton University, received his medical degree and completed his internship and neurology residency in the University of Pennsylvania system. After 25 years as co-director of the Orlando Health Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, he combined his rehabilitation skills with his career-long subspecialty interest in multiple sclerosis by joining Victor Robert, MD, in the creation of the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center of Central Florida, now Orlando Health Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center. Dr. Rosenberg is on the teaching faculty of Orlando Regional Medical Center, the University of Florida College of Medicine and the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He is board certified in neurology and neuro-rehabilitation and is a fellow of the Academy of Neurology.
Erin Baker, PT, DPT, ATC-L, MSCS, is a graduate of the University of Florida where in 2010 she earned her doctorate of physical therapy degree. Since graduating she has been working at the MS Comprehensive Care Center of Central Florida and is a multiple sclerosis certified specialist. In addition to her time at the MS center she also works at Lucerne Outpatient caring for other patients with neurologic disorders and performing wheelchair evaluations. Erin is also a certified athletic trainer though she is not currently practicing. She holds an undergraduate degree in athletic training from Catawba College, where she graduated with honors.
Patty Bobryk is a graduate of the physical therapy program at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained her master’s degree in neuro-dysfunction from the University of Florida in 1991. Since that time she has worked nearly exclusively with individuals with multiple sclerosis for Orlando Health in collaboration with the MS Comprehensive Care Center of Central Florida. She is credentialed as an MS Certified Specialist and has earned her certification as an Assistive Technology Practitioner. Patty has been active in the Mid Florida MS Society’s Chapter Advisory Committee and has provided educational seminars for professionals and patients nationwide on rehabilitation for individuals with multiple sclerosis. She serves as the current Chair of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Therapists.
Tracy Carrasco, OT/L, MSCS, graduated from The College of Charleston in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She continued her education earning a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy at The Medical University of South Carolina in 1995. Her professional experience prior to joining Orlando Health’s Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center (MSCCC) in 2007 included inpatient and outpatient experience at Orlando Health’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center (BIRC). At BIRC, she gained extensive knowledge in evaluation and treatment of neurologically impaired individuals including a focus on cognitive rehabilitation. She began practicing at the MSCCC in August of 2007 and earned her MS Certified Specialist shortly after joining. She is active in the MS community through speaking engagements educating healthcare professionals and clients. She is a member of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Therapists and served as faculty for the 2012 Consortium of MS Centers.
Deborah Chandler is a board-certified ARNP. She has been an ARNP for over 20 years and has worked for over 10 years in Neurology. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Florida and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Central Florida. She is certified in MS Nursing and is an active member of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN), Sigma Theta Tau, the Florida Nurses Association and the American Academy of Neurology.
Rebecca Gartell, M.A., CCC-SLP, CBIS is a speech-language pathologist at Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute. Her clinical practice focuses on evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive-communicative voice, and swallowing disorders in patients with acquired neurological conditions. Rebecca’s clinical experience and areas of interest include helping patients with multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and Parkinson disease. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 2005 and her master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders in 2007 from the University of Florida.
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