Founded by the Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center (EPDSC) in 1999, the Down syndrome medical clinic began as a community resource aimed at caring for and educating children with Down syndrome and their families. Over the years, the clinic has grown tremendously in its reach and capabilities.
“A primary care visit doesn’t have the same level of resources available at the same time for this comprehensive care, which integrates social determinants, medical, cultural, behavioral and emotional aspects of well-being.” - Grant Greenberg, MD
Now part of LVHN, the LVPG Down Syndrome Medical Clinic operates collaboratively with the EPDSC as a source of education, support, guidance, advocacy and fundraising for the population it serves. Providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary and holistic care to people with Down syndrome and their families, the clinic expands access to specialized treatments and allows patients and families to receive world-class care from doctors and therapists they can trust.
“What started as a once-a-month operation has grown into an invaluable resource within our community,” says Donald Levick, MD, pediatrician with Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, and Medical Director of the clinic. “Now providing six sessions a month, we are able to help even more people influenced by Down syndrome and their families, equipping them with the latest medical advancements and the extensive support they need and deserve.”