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Should my child see pediatrician or neurologist for muscular dystrophy?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: ABSOLUTELY
If you suspect muscular dystrophy speak with your physician who may refer you on for evaluation by a neurologist.

In brief: ABSOLUTELY
If you suspect muscular dystrophy speak with your physician who may refer you on for evaluation by a neurologist.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Both
Md is a perfect example of a chronic medical condition where coordinated care with a medical home (pediatrician) & specialist care provides a balance.
Both physicians will focus on what they can do for the patient.The pt is likely to have easier access to a local peds, who can follow the treatment recommendations of the specialists when needed or identify times when travel & consultation is best.

In brief: Both
Md is a perfect example of a chronic medical condition where coordinated care with a medical home (pediatrician) & specialist care provides a balance.
Both physicians will focus on what they can do for the patient.The pt is likely to have easier access to a local peds, who can follow the treatment recommendations of the specialists when needed or identify times when travel & consultation is best.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Neurologist
While there are no treatments available to stop/cure the progression of muscle weakness, the neurologist can assist in developing an exercise plan and assess the need for braces which can help maintain upright posture and the ability to walk.

In brief: Neurologist
While there are no treatments available to stop/cure the progression of muscle weakness, the neurologist can assist in developing an exercise plan and assess the need for braces which can help maintain upright posture and the ability to walk.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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