For MS specialist, patients are the star

An interview with Dr. Ganesh, a neurologist and MS specialist

Geeta A. Ganesh, M.D., neurologist and multiple sclerosis (MS) specialist with Norton Neurology Services, is part of a team of professionals caring for patients living with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Dr. Ganesh comes to Norton Healthcare from Atlanta, where she earned her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine. Get to know her a little better.

What brought you to the study and practice of neurology?

During my medical school training, my neurology and neuroscience instructors were excellent teachers. They made learning exciting and made me want to be a neurologist.

How did you come to Norton Healthcare?

During my MS fellowship, I worked at a comprehensive care center. In addition to physician care, the center offered other services — social and financial services, counseling and education. When I toured Norton Healthcare, I was impressed with the services and research. Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center was a huge draw. There were so many people focused on taking care of MS patients and several active clinical trials. I have enjoyed being a part of Norton Healthcare’s team approach to MS services.

What do you enjoy about Louisville?

My husband and I enjoy how family-friendly Louisville is. We love taking our son to parks, exploring new areas and going to festivals.

What do you do in your time off?

When I have time off, I like to travel with my family. Traveling along scenic country roads is very relaxing.

Any hidden talent or unknown facts about you?

I’ve always thought that in another life I was an astronomer. I love stargazing and the myths behind constellations. I had a chance to see the Leonid meteor shower on a mountaintop in college and it was breathtaking. I think it would be really neat to work in a planetarium.

What has been your greatest or most rewarding experience as a physician?

Patient education is the most rewarding. Few patients come prepared to their first visit with an MS specialist. Many are scared and fear the worst. I like to empower my patients with knowledge and make sure that they leave with many of their questions answered.


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