Making a Difference 

Nov 20
2009

Dr. Mridula Prasad, a Neurologist at Methodist Hospitals is an extraordinary physician. There is no limit to what she is willing to give for her patients; whether it is time, money or heart. Dr. Prasad was honored recently at the Annual Meeting for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Indiana with the award for Superstar Physician of the Year.

Dr. Prasad has overseen the MS Clinic as Program Director at Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus for over 12 years. Through her leadership the clinic has become a designated Multiple Sclerosis Center, expanded their services including providing support groups for MS patients and this spring became the proud recipients of the John Dystel Nursing Fellowship. Sponsored by the National MS Society and supported by the John Dystel Fellowship Fund, this program offers registered nurses advanced training in MS nursing care. Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow should have the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as an MS nurse specialist.

Dr. Prasad is continuously searching for new avenues to help her patients. Ten years ago, she was instrumental in creating a network of alternative long term care living arrangements for people living with multiple sclerosis in Lake County. Her crusade to better the life of MS patients garnered national attention with an article in People magazine and moved the nearly 700,000 members of the National MS Society to establish the Making a Difference Award in her honor. This award is presented to one recipient a year who has truly made a difference through their work and efforts to improve the lives of MS patients and their families.

Her nomination letter for the Physician of the Year award quoted a patient saying, “Dr. Prasad is not just my doctor, she is my friend.” Her Compassion and commitment to the MS community is the reason she was chosen to receive the honor of the 2009 Physician of the Year.

Caption for Photo: Dr. Mridula Prasad accepts the award for 2009 Superstar MS Physician of the Year from Suzanne Clifford, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, MS Society of Indiana

For more information or to interview/photograph Methodist Hospital employees, please contact me, my contact information is located below.

Amber Raza
Marketing and Corporate Communications
P: 219.886.4474
F: 219.886.4592
E: araza@methodisthospitals.org

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