Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Clinic

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Clinic

Comprehensive Muscular Dystrophy Care

Children’s Health is a recognized leader in treating muscular dystrophy. Using the latest research and decades of experience, we extend and improve the lives of children like yours.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can affect many aspects of a boy’s health, from his ability to walk to the strength of his heart and breathing muscles. Our team of brain, respiratory, heart and physical therapy experts work together to give your child the best possible care. We specialize in early intervention that helps your child stay strong as they grow up. Along the way, we provide full education and support to the entire family. 

Dallas

214-456-2768
Fax: 214-456-6898
Suite F5400

New patient referral fax:
214-456-6255

For new patient referrals, please include patient demographic sheet, pertinent labs, imaging reports, office notes, and insurance information.

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Conditions We Treat

  • Central core disease
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy
  • Congenital myasthenic gravis syndrome
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)/Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD)
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophies
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSH)
  • Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Limb-Girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD)
  • McArdle disease
  • Metabolic neuropathies
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • Myotonia congenita
  • Nemaline myopathy
  • Periodic paralysis
  • Pompe disease
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Specialized expertise

Our clinic is certified as a Duchenne Care Center by the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, underscoring our expertise in caring for patients with DMD. We treat children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers and beyond. 

Our experts understand the specific ways that muscular dystrophy affects breathing, heart function and other aspects of your child’s health. We use preventive care to keep his body strong and avoid complications. Our preventative approach includes devices that help support breathing to prevent respiratory illness, and heart medication that helps kids stay healthy and active. 

We also actively pursue new and better ways to treat DMD through research and clinical trials. Ongoing research includes studies for advanced techniques like gene therapy and exon-skipping technology, which aims to restore a protein that doesn’t work properly in patients with DMD.

Convenient, coordinated muscular dystrophy care

Usually, muscular dystrophy care requires patients to juggle several appointments at different medical offices. This can require traveling great distances and missing multiple days of school. 

At our clinic, we schedule appointments so that your child sees all their doctors in a single visit. This multidisciplinary appointment is more convenient for you and your child. It also enables our team to work together and quickly move forward with the care your child needs.

Support for the child and family

We take extra steps to help kids live well with DMD, and we support families throughout the care journey. We take time to educate families on the disease and how this condition can affect their lives. We’re there to help with every aspect of living with DMD, from working with schools to getting wheelchairs and making other accessibility changes.

Meet the Care Team