The Oak Clinic is
staffed with specialists who have received advanced training in
the care of patients with multiple sclerosis.
Carrabine, MD, MSCS, Clinic Director
Tim is an internal
medicine physician and certified MS specialist who has
practiced in the Akron area since 1988. In 2000 he left his
practice to specialize in treating multiple sclerosis. He is
a graduate of Creighton College of Medicine and is certified
through the American Board of Ambulatory Medicine. He is an
instructor at Akron General Medical Center and the Northeast
Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM).
Sheppard, MD, Medical Director
Chris is a
neurologist practicing in the Akron area since 1982. He is a
graduate of NEOUCOM and is a professor of internal medicine
there. Chris is also Chief of Neurology at both NEOUCOM and
Akron General Medical Center. He directs clinical and basic
research at Oak Clinic. Chris is certified by the American
Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also a member of
the Medical Advisory Council of the Ohio Buckeye chapter of
the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Patricia L. Blake,
BSN, MSCN, RN
Patti is certified
with the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis
Nurses (IOMSN) and a registered nurse. She is a graduate of
the University of Akron and has practiced nursing since
1985. Patti also serves as the Research Advocate for the
Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis
Heather Durfee, RN,
BSN, MSCN, Staff Nurse
Heather is a
Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse (IOMSN certification) and
a registered nurse. She is a graduate of the University of
Akron and has practiced nursing since 1999.
Tricia L. Jones,
LSW, Social Worker, Practice Manager
Tricia is a
licensed social worker. She is an Akron University graduate
with an Associate Degree in handicap services and a Bachelor
of Arts in social work. Tricia is a certified mediator. She
has been working in the medical field since 1993.
Diane Crow, Medical
Diane has over 25
years in the medical field. Diane coordinates your
appointments, referrals, treatments and procedures.
Marge Hein, Medical
Marge has over 25
years in the medical field. Marge coordinates your
appointments, referrals, treatments and procedures. Marge
does coordination and evaluations for clinical research.