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More resources for those with Down syndrome expected in the Valley

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UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., — A medical clinic for people with Down syndrome now is part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).

The clinic, formerly known as Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center, currently offers resources, education, advocacy and programs to more than 250 patients and their families.

LVHN said it plans to expand those services.

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network establishes a new partnership with Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center
  • The clinic offers resources to those with Down syndrome
  • The partnership is expected to add more variety to the care the patients receive

“We are thrilled to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary and holistic care to people with Down syndrome and their families, and we look forward to expanding care options in the near future,” said Dr. Donald Levick, the clinic’s medical director.
The center now will be referred to as LVPG Down Syndrome Medical Clinic. It's in LVHN’s Health Center at Trexlertown facility.

The two healthcare entities have had a long-standing relationship.

“We are thrilled to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary and holistic care to people with Down syndrome and their families, and we look forward to expanding care options in the near future."
Dr. Donald Levick, LVPG Down Syndrome Medical Clinic

“LVHN has been a wonderful partner for more than 20 years and this new partnership will allow our patients and families to receive world-class, specialized care from doctors and therapists they already know and trust,” said Kerri DiDario, the clinic’s executive director.

Interested patients can find more information on LVHN’s website.