Muscular Dystrophy Clinic
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Sponsored Care Center at St. Charles Hospital provides comprehensive and coordinated care for adults and children with neuromuscular disorders. St. Charles Hospital hosts the only Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Sponsored Care Center on Long Island. In addition to muscular dystrophies, other types of muscle and nerve disorders are treated. These include myopathies, inherited nerve disorders (charcot marie tooth), motor neuron disease (spinal muscular atrophy) and disorders of the neuromuscular junction (myasthenia gravis).
The MDA Care Center is held on the first and third Fridays of each month and offers patients access to a team of multidisciplinary physicians including specialists in neurology and physiatry (rehabilitation physicians). Affiliated physicians specializing in pulmonology, orthopedics, psychology and cardiology are also available.
The MDA Care Center provides onsite specialty services including social services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, radiology, laboratory and nutrition services.
Representatives from the MDA attend each clinic and are available for consultation and support as well.
Referrals for MDA Care Center appointments can be made to 631-474-6300.
To see upcoming dates for the MDA-sponsored support group at St. Charles Hospital, please visit our event calendar HERE.