Appointments

To request an appointment, please call 404-778-1363.

Scheduling the Appointment

  1. Call the Down Syndrome Clinic at Emory at 404-778-1363 to begin the process of scheduling your appointment.
  2. Over the phone, we will complete an intake form to register your child in our electronic medical record system.
  3. After registration has been completed, we will mail you a new patient packet. This packet contains a questionnaire on your child’s medical and developmental history, a record release form, directions to our clinic, and other pertinent information for your visit with us.
  4. At the same time, please have your child’s pediatrician fax a referral that includes your child’s chromosome testing, the most recent well-child visit, NICU discharge summaries, and available notes from any other specialists your child sees to 404-778-8562.
  5. Once we receive the referral and the new patient packet back by fax (404-778-8562, Attention: Hailey Campbell) or by mail, a member of our scheduling team will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Please fax all documents to: 404-778-8562

 

OR

 

Mail to:

Down Syndrome Clinic at Emory

2165 North Decatur Road

Decatur, GA 30033

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  1. NICU discharge summary
  2. Reports/notes from other medical specialists involved in your child’s care
  3. Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for children under three years of age
  4. Individualized Education Program (IEP) for children over three years of age
  5. Previous developmental and/or psychological evaluation reports
  6. Most recent therapy reports

During the Visit

  1. Your child’s weight, height, temperature, and blood pressure will be taken.
  2. The genetic counselor will review your child’s chromosomal studies, health history, family history, and discuss the genetics of Down syndrome with you.
  3. Dr. Amy Talboy will review the information provided to the genetic counselor, do a physical exam, perform a developmental and behavioral assessment, discuss medical management, provide recommendations for appropriate developmental interventions, and answer any questions you may have.
  4. Referrals may be made to other medical specialists to supplement your child’s care.

After the Visit

  1. You and your child’s pediatrician will receive a copy of your clinic note and any recommendations to monitor your child’s health.
  2. Management of your child’s condition will occur through the Down Syndrome Clinic at Emory and your current team of primary and specialty physicians.
  3. We are available to you and your physicians to answer any Down syndrome related questions.
  4. We will notify you of patient education opportunities and meetings sponsored by the Down Syndrome Clinic at Emory.