Promoting the health and well being of teens and adults with Down syndrome.
At Advocate Medical Group's Adult Down Syndrome Center, we strive to enhance the well-being of adults with Down syndrome by using a multidisciplinary team approach to provide patient-centered, comprehensive, wholistic, community-based health care services.
The Adult Down Syndrome Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge is a comprehensive medical resource providing medical and psychosocial care for teens and adults with Down syndrome, with an emphasis on health promotion.
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Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of health care professionals, specializing in adult Down syndrome. It also includes a practice manager to coordinate comprehensive care for each patient.
- Physician and nurse practitioner: medical services
- Clinical therapist: psychosocial services
- Registered and licensed dietitian: nutritional counseling
- Patient representative: appointment scheduling and reception services
- Certified medical assistant: medical support
The Advocate Adult Down Syndrome Center offers a range of services adapted to each individual's unique needs.
These services include:
- Medical services
- Psychosocial services
- Dietary services
- Patient and parent advocates
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Most of the patients who visit the Adult Down Syndrome Center require longer-than-standard office visits. Most are insured by Medicare or Medicaid, which do not reimburse the full cost of the care provided. For these reasons, the Center operates at a significant loss. Charitable gifts enable patient to receive sensitive, specialized care that’s not available anywhere else in the Midwest.