Located in Owosso, Michigan, and serving patients in the surrounding area, Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neuroscience is an employed physician practice of Memorial Medical Associates, a department of Memorial Healthcare. Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neuroscience offers comprehensive services for patients with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions.

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition that affects the body’s central nervous system. When a patient has multiple sclerosis, their immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord, called myelin. The damage to myelin makes it difficult for the brain to communicate with the rest of the body.

Multiple sclerosis can affect a person’s vision, movements, and cognitive ability. Symptoms may include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of coordination or unsteady gait
  • Numbness or weakness in the limbs
  • Prolonged double vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Tingling or pain in parts of the body
  • Tremors

MS can be relapsing-remitting, meaning the patient experiences flare-ups and periods of remission, or progressive, meaning a patient’s neurologic functions steadily deteriorate.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Multiple sclerosis can be challenging to diagnose. In addition to a comprehensive physical examination, the neurology team at Memorial Healthcare may use the following tests to arrive at a diagnosis:

  • Blood work
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Evoked potentials (nerve function) test

While there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, medications can help manage symptoms and minimize flare-ups. Medications may be administered orally or intravenously. Some patients benefit from disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), drugs that slow the progression of multiple sclerosis. Patients may also be prescribed muscle relaxants or medication that reduces fatigue.

Lifestyle changes may help mitigate symptoms in some patients. These include:

  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Getting sufficient sleep and exercise
  • Avoiding alcohol and tobacco
  • Managing stress with tools like meditation and yoga

Some patients also benefit from physical therapy, which can help manage the leg weakness and gait problems that are often associated with MS.


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819 N. Shiawassee Street
NOW Building - 1st Floor
Owosso MI 48867

Phone: 989-723-1390 Fax: 989-725-1415

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4200 Fashion Square Blvd, Suite 301
Saginaw, MI 48603

Phone: 989-729-4206 Fax: 989-729-4207

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Neurology Care and Provider Team

Memorial Healthcare Institute For Neuroscience is led by an experienced team of neurology specialists. The institute offers a comprehensive suite of services, including:

  • Neurologic care
  • Mental health services
  • Occupational and physical therapy services
  • Speech and language pathology services
  • Patient education
  • Medical trials
  • New medications

Additionally, Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neuroscience works collaboratively with the Michigan Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to assist patients with access to:

  • Social and emotional support groups
  • Employment
  • Insurance and financial support
  • Health and wellness
  • Financial assistance

Patients may be seen by one of the following providers specializing in multiple sclerosis diagnosis and treatment:

Dr. Jeanie Cote

Jeanie Cote, MD, is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her residency in neurology at University of Michigan Health System, where she also completed a fellowship in multiple sclerosis. Dr. Cote holds certificates from American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the Academy of Pain Research.

Dr. Robert Pace

Robert Pace, MD, has experience using a variety of immunomodulating and suppressing agents and treating a wide range of neurologic conditions. Dr. Pace is passionate about demyelinating conditions of the central nervous system and holds a fellowship from University of Michigan in clinical neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis. He also lectures nationally regarding treatment options for MS.

Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neuroscience has been recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by National MS Society.

Dr. Rosemarie Walch

Dr. Walch is board-certified in neurology and earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing her neurology residency at Ascension Macomb Oakland serving as a chief resident her final year, she completed her fellowship training in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology at the University of Cincinnati/UC Health at the prestigious Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis.

Paige Goulette, DNP-BC

Paige Goulette is a board-certified Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with experience as a Clinical Research Nurse and as a MS/Neurology Nurse Navigator. She received her Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University and the University of Michigan-Flint. Paige also received her DNP from University of Michigan-Flint.

World-Class Treatment Center

In 2019, Memorial Healthcare broke ground on a $50-million, 115,000-sq-ft, patient-centered neurology, orthopedic, rehabilitation, and community wellness center. With a patient-centered approach, the center is designed to provide all services within treatment rooms, rather than having individuals travel to different locations to receive care. Patients will have access to same-day services, including:

  • Lab
  • Imaging
  • Physical therapy
  • Social workers
  • Pharmacy

In addition to offering specialty providers and rehabilitation services, this new facility will include a medically based wellness center open to community members.

Patient Resources

Memorial Healthcare’s library of online videos and articles helps patients learn more about medical conditions and treatment options. Resources include:

YouTube Videos

News Articles

Seek Treatment at Memorial Healthcare

With a dedication to providing best-in-class, compassionate care, the team at Memorial Healthcare offers expert treatment for multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neuroscience serves patients through Michigan and across the country.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us today.

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To learn more about Multiple Sclerosis services and available patient resources, contact us today.