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Turner Syndrome Center

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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 Specialty Care
Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
215 W. Bowery St.
Suite 6400
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8489
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Our Doctors/Providers

Lisa Davis
Lisa Davis, MSN, RN, CPNP

Co-Director, Turner Syndrome Center; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Catherine Ward-Melver
Catherine Ward-Melver, MD

Clinical Geneticist

Alicia Lowes
Alicia Lowes, DO

Pediatric Endocrinologist