Specialists and Care Centers

Muscular Dystrophy Specialists and Care Centers

Northwestern Medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach in which trained specialists1 provide diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services. Your care team may include:

  • Neurologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Nurses
  • Dietitian
  • Genetic counselor
  • Physical and occupational therapists

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Our MDA Clinic utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach in which trained specialists provide diagnostic, rehabilitative and supportive services. Some of the more specialized services offered include mobility assistance, transportation to and from the clinic visit, coverage for cost of visit, possible coverage of communication devices and support services. Support groups are available for all diseases covered by the MDA through the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Neuromuscular Medicine Diagnostics Laboratory is a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) approved clinical laboratory that processes muscle and nerve biopsies for diagnosis. These conditions are inherited in a range of patterns, may affect both genders equally or make one gender more likely to develop symptoms. Genetic counseling and testing can help determine an exact diagnosis and provide risk information for patients and family members.

Our multidisciplinary MDA Clinic is staffed by neurologists, pulmonologists, nurses, an MDA healthcare coordinator, dietitian, genetic counselor and physical and occupational therapists. We also have vendors available for patients’ mobility, respiratory and orthopedic needs.

Neuromuscular Medicine Diagnostics Laboratory at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

The Neuromuscular Medicine Diagnostics Laboratory at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a clinical laboratory approved by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and processes muscle and nerve biopsies for diagnosis. Muscular Dystrophy may be inherited in a range of patterns, may affect both genders equally or make one gender more likely to develop symptoms. Genetic counseling and testing can help determine an exact diagnosis and provide risk information for patients and family members.


The board-certified neurologists at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. They diagnose and treat patients with a full range of neurological disorders, including muscular dystrophy.

Related Resources

Muscular Dystrophy Association2

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