The Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Clinic

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – commonly referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease – is a progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain.

The ALS Clinic at Vidant Medical Center is one of only four multidisciplinary ALS clinics in the state and the only one in eastern North Carolina. The clinic is staffed by a team of physicians and representatives from social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, nursing, psychology and nutrition.

Our team provides a comprehensive approach to treating ALS and works to slow the progression of the disease. We are committed to looking for new and innovative ways to treat ALS and improve the quality of life for people living with this disease and their families.

Funding from the Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Foundation and resources from the ALS Association - North Carolina Chapter helped to make this clinic possible.

To schedule an appointment

Referring physicians or patients can make requests for appointments in the clinic. Patients should bring all records with them to the appointment including clinic notes, EMG studies, blood work and imaging studies. To schedule an appointment, please call Natalie Cox at 252-847-1779 or email her.

Directions to the clinic

The ALS Clinic is located at 2310 Stantonsburg Road in Greenville, NC. The clinic is in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Building adjacent to Vidant Medical Center.

Support groups

The Down East ALS Support Group serves persons with ALS, their families and caregivers. For a full listing of all ALS Resource and Caregiver support groups in North Carolina, visit the ALS Association - North Carolina Chapter website.

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