Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine
The Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center
At the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center one of the first multidisciplinary ALS clinics in the country, you will receive care from a team with extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
We use a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that provides high quality care that is convenient for families. This means you will be able to meet with each member of your care team as needed at every single visit, minimizing the need for multiple doctor visits. People with ALS who participate in a multidisciplinary clinic generally report a high level of satisfaction with their care, stay healthier and have improved health care outcomes. Our team is dedicated to the total care and support of people with ALS, their families and caregivers.
Studies show that people with ALS who participate in a multidisciplinary clinic generally report a high level of satisfaction with their care, stay healthier and have improved healthcare outcomes.
Make an Appointment
At this time, the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic has options for virtual and in-person visits. As we welcome patients back to Lois Insolia ALS Clinic, we understand you may feel concerned about being exposed to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Extensive measures are in place to help avoid the spread of infection and to protect your health and safety.
Learn more about patient safety during COVID-19.
To make an appointment at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic, please call 312 695 7950. Patients are seen by appointment only. The clinical nurse coordinator will make your appointment and discuss the schedule of your visit.
Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
259 E. Erie St., 19th floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Parking: 321 E. Erie St. Lot C and D
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Comprehensive Care for ALS
During your visit, you and your loved ones will meet with several members of the ALS team, and each will provide input regarding your treatment, including assessment, care planning, education and other health care needs.
Coordinated Care and Free Support Services
In addition to meeting the Clinical team, you will have the opportunity to be connected with a support services team member from the Les Turner ALS Foundation to learn how you can take advantage of our free support services. These services provide support between clinic appointments in the comfort of your home and coordinate care with our clinicians, allowing them to collectively treat every aspect of the disease and support people living with ALS every step of the way. Learn more about our support services.
About the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic
The Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital was established in 1986 as one of the first such multidisciplinary ALS clinics in the country and the very first in Chicago with funds from the James V. Insolia Family Foundation and the Les Turner ALS Foundation.
Shortly after losing his wife, Lois, to ALS, James Insolia and his family attended a Les Turner ALS Foundation support group, led by Anne Lidsky. James was so moved with a deep sense of empathy for other families living with ALS, he knew he needed to find a way to help those who were suffering. So in 1986, in partnership with the Les Turner ALS Foundation, he established the Lois Insolia ALS Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one of the first multidisciplinary clinics in the country and the first in Chicago.
Today, the renamed Lois Insolia ALS Clinic is a part of the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and provides a comprehensive, patient-centered system of care that serves as a model for ALS treatment around the world.
After James’ passing, his son, Greg, and his sister, Gia, have continued this legacy of support through the James, V. Insolia Family Foundation. Additionally, Greg and his wife, Rosemary, have been longtime active supporters of the Foundation. Since 1986, the Insolia family has contributed well over a million dollars to continue the legacy of Lois and to provide the highest level of care for people with ALS.
“My father felt strongly that a multidisciplinary patient clinic for those living with ALS was critical in the Chicagoland area,” Greg Insolia said. “It’s an honor to have helped establish and provide that resource for over 30 years through the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine while carrying on the memory of my mother. Our family looks forward to continuing this partnership for years to come.”