Muscular Dystrophy Clinic
The Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at Cole Neuroscience Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive, coordinated care for patients with Muscular Dystrophy. The Muscular Dystrophy Clinic is partially funded by a grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Patents are seen by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists including a neurologist, a registered nurse, respiratory therapist, social worker, and medical equipment providers. Speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nutritional support are also available.
Call the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic today for more information or to refer a patient. Please contact: 865-521-6174.
The Muscular Dystrophy Clinic team works closely and collaborates with other specialists, who may be called upon to provide specialized care for individual patients’ needs. The MDA health care service coordinator (HCSC) is a central figure at clinic visits. He or she is usually present on clinic days to answer questions, distribute MDA educational materials, coordinate any MDA services you may require and assist with community resource referrals.
Our comprehensive team will also provide the patient and family with educational materials of clinical issues and treatment recommendations. The team works with the patient and family to help them understand the situation and encourages them to participate in the development of a management plan.
Cole Neuroscience Center is committed to provide you or your loved one with advanced, compassionate and competent care. Our goal is for patients to maintain as much function and independence for as long as possible.
A comprehensive evaluation can establish an accurate diagnosis early in the clinical course, which may allow you or your loved one to preserve mobility function or delay the onset of major symptoms. Our specialists use a comprehensive evaluation to identify medical conditions that may be contributing to an individual’s symptoms.