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MDA Clinic

The Adult Muscular Dystrophy (MDA) clinic at Rhode Island Hospital is devoted to the care and research of 40 different neuromuscular diseases. The clinic is sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which provides financial assistance, patient support services and research support to assist in the diagnosis, care and search for a cure for these devastating diseases. A neurologist, genetic counselor and social worker are available at each weekly clinic. Patients with muscular dystrophy of any sort, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, polymyositis and dermatomyositis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth and other hereditary neuropathies, Friedreich's ataxia and mitochondrial myopathies are amongst those who participate in clinical and research programs in the MDA clinic.

DIRECTOR:
James M. Gilchrist, MD

CONTACT:
Patrician Harrington
Rhode Island Hospital
110 Lockwood Street Suite 324
Providence RI 02903
(401) 444-8795

AFFILIATION:
Muscular Dystrophy Association of America
15 College Park Court
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 823-5260
Website: www.mdausa.org

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