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Overview

We offer the only comprehensive treatment center for Turner syndrome in northeast Ohio. Our team of pediatric experts helps manage every facet of a patient’s care, providing coordinated access to specialists as needed.

Specialized care.

We have a team of pediatric experts who specialize in treating Turner syndrome. They include pediatric endocrinologists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, ophthalmologists, audiologists, geneticists, neurodevelopmental specialists, dietitians, and social worker.

We provide treatment according to the guidelines set forth by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Typical appointments include a physical assessment with vital signs, lab and imaging results, as well as a visit with a case manager to discuss care coordination.

About Turner syndrome.

Turner syndrome affects one in 2,500 girls. The diagnosis is made based on the presence of specific physical features, especially short stature. Girls with Turner syndrome can be born at normal size, but may start to slip down the growth charts as they reach pre-school age and beyond.

Other physical symptoms may be present, including puffy hands and feet, a webbed neck or certain congenital heart defects, among others. Puberty may also be delayed for girls with Turner syndrome.

With early detection, we can manage most symptoms. Your daughter can expect to lead a typical life and may excel in certain areas, including the arts. She may experience issues with fertility later in life, although advances continue to be made in this area.

 

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Turner Syndrome Center

330-543-3276

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Turner Syndrome Center
Akron Children's Hospital Turner Syndrome Center, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Suite 6400
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8489
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Lisa Davis
Lisa Davis, MSN, APRN-CNP

Co-Director, Turner Syndrome Center; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Alicia Lowes
Alicia Lowes, DO

Director, Turner Syndrome Center; Pediatric Endocrinologist

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What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Limiting the Number of Caregivers and Face Covering

The number of caregivers permitted to accompany a child to an appointment is dependent on the department you are visiting. Everyone visiting an Akron Children's facility is asked to wear masks or face coverings, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues. Masks will be provided for visitors who do not bring their own.

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If you are in a waiting room, you’ll notice signs and a limited number of chairs. This is to remind our patients to keep 6 feet of physical distance between your family and others.

Precautions If You Suspect Your Child Has COVID-19

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