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Comprehensive Prader-Willi Syndrome Clinic


Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a neuroendocrine disorder. Its characterized by low tone; advancement through multiple nutritional phases from poor feeding to an inability to achieve satiety; developmental delays and intellectual disability; short stature; behavioral concerns including stubbornness, tantrums, obsessive-compulsive-like characteristics, and skin-picking; sleep abnormalities; and underdeveloped sex organs.

A multidisciplinary team approach provides the best care for every individual with PWS and his/her family.

Our goal is to be there for you and with you as your child grows. We know that you will have a lot of questions along the way. We are here to answer those questions and to be available, even when your child is not being seen for an appointment. 

We aim to know everything there is to know about PWS. This requires constant contact with children and teens with PWS and their families. Our network extends beyond the clinic and we work with providers all over the world to provide the most up-to-date and progressive clinical care with opportunities for trialing new medications.

We work with each family to provide individualized care. You know your child the best, and we incorporate your expertise into our care plan. Our job is to stay up to date on all PWS-related clinical and research data available and bring this to you every single day.

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Last Edited: April 7, 2017
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