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The Duchenne Program care model is to provide an integrated approach that combines the many disciplines involved in treating patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy into one seamless patient experience. Our team of experts works together under Dr. Wong’s leadership to provide personalized care that considers the context of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and the individual patient’s circumstances. We start our work with patients and families before they arrive at the clinic’s doorstep and stay involved after the visit is complete. Before patients arrive at the clinic, we provide a customized schedule of tests and appointments and help coordinate insurance coverage. After, we manage follow ups and coordinate care by other medical professionals as needed. We are a full-service program treating patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy from infants to adults as well as female carriers.

Care model for Duchenne programA core team of neuromuscular providers attends to the major systemic problems associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. They include attending physicians from:  

  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology

We also refer patients to our colleagues for renal or gastrointestinal issues. Physical and occupational therapy, nutrition and child life services are also integrated into our care model.