Accepting New Patients

Margaret Frey,DO

Neurology
Specialties

MMA Provider
Muscular Dystrophy
Neurology
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Primary location

Memorial Healthcare Institute For Neurosciences and Multiple Sclerosis

Languages

English

Dr. Frey is a board certified neurologist with the Institute for Neurosciences and Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Frey provides a wide range of neurology services with a specialty in the treatment of complex epilepsy and Muscular Dystrophy. She has completed a fellowship in neurophysiology and serves as the Medical Director of the MDA/ALS Care Center in Owosso and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Michigan State University and serves as Co-Director of the MDA/ALS Care Center at Michigan State University.

Memorial Healthcare’s Institute for Neurosciences and Multiple Sclerosis is world-renowned in the neurology field. Since 2015, Memorial Healthcare has been the first, or one of the first, hospitals in the State of Michigan to administer drug therapy treatments for its patients including Lemtrada (for MS), Ocrevus (for MS), Radicava (ALS), and Spinraza (for Spinal Muscular Atrophy). In addition, Memorial Healthcare is one of just three MDA care clinics in the State of Michigan.

About Spinraza

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Spinraza in December 2016, the first drug approved to treat children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and often fatal genetic disease affecting muscle strength and movement.
  • Memorial Healthcare is one of five hospitals in the State of Michigan administrating Spinraza to adults, aged 15 years and older with the goal of treatment being able to stabilize the disease process
  • Spinraza is administered in partnership with interventional radiologists on an outpatient basis on the main campus of Memorial Healthcare
  • After its initial dose, Spinraza is given at 14-day intervals; with the 4th dose administered 30 days after the 3rd Maintenance doses are administered once every 4 months thereafter
  • Dr. Frey treated her first patient with Spinraza in December 2017. Early results have shown:
    • After just one treatment, a 23 year old patient has seen some improvement in muscle movement including being able to lift a glass and plate and roll from her back to her side
    • A patient in his 60’s, is now able to push an elevator button, something he hasn’t been able to do in quite some time

To learn more about SMA, visit CureSMA by clicking here.

Dr. Frey is accepting new patients with most insurances.

Download a Referral Request Form here

The Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neurosciences and Multiple Sclerosis is an employed physician practice of Memorial Medical Associates, a department of Memorial Healthcare.

Accepting new patients

Yes

Accepts children

No

Insurance information

Aetna
BCBSM Blue Preferred Plus
BCBSM Medicare Plus Blue PPO
BCBSM Traditional, HAP
BCN Medicare Advantage
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO/ Trust
Blue Cross Complete
Cigna
Cofinity
HAP Midwest Health Plan
Health Alliance Plan of MI
Humana Military
Humana PPO
McLaren Commercial
McLaren Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Meridian Health Plan Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
Palmetto GBA(Railroad Medicare)
PHCS
Physicians Health Plan Commercial
Priority Health
Sparrow Physicians Health Network
Tricare Standard
United Healthcare Commercial
United Healthcare Community Plan