UAB has opened one of the few clinics in the nation dedicated to providing services to adult patients with Down Syndrome. Because of improvements in diagnosis, treatment and management of the condition while young, Down Syndrome patients now are routinely living into adulthood and have the same risks for adult diseases as the rest of the population.

“Our clinic provides an array of services necessary to manage adult Down Syndrome and primary care for anything from serious illness to a bout with the flu,” said clinic director Edward J. Lose, M.D., assistant professor of genetics.

Lose says the clinic, which meets two days per month, will see patients from Alabama and surrounding states.