Down Syndrome 2017-03-17T11:17:20-05:00

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome

In our comprehensive Down syndrome clinic at UAMS, medical assessment by our geneticist and family doctor, Kent McKelvey, M.D., is accompanied by a TeamTreatmentTM assessment of each patient’s needs regarding physical therapy, social work, behavior and diet.

UAMS provides individualized care, no matter how severe or mild the condition. Because of challenges in diagnosing complex physical and behavioral problems, extra time is set aside to ensure that our Down syndrome patients receive all the attention they need. And if you live outside the Little Rock area, our doctors will establish a unique health care plan for each patient in partnership with the hometown physician.

Using UAMS’ medical genetics clinic in Little Rock for in-person exams along with Arkansas’ extensive telemedicine infrastructure, we can facilitate care and improve access to subspecialists for our patients across Arkansas and the region. Using these resources along with UAMS’ electronic medical record system, we have created a “home base” for people with questions regarding their unique genetic syndrome. To join our genetics registry, please send an e-mail to

Our team applies principles set forth by the American Academy of Family Physicians to combine medical, psychological and social care to people of all ages (our clinic typically schedules patients age 11 and older) to help them lead long, happy and productive lives. Our multidisciplinary treatment includes experts in:

We strive to augment the expertise and services of traditional “one-size fits all” medicine and support busy primary care doctors in the process. Our ultimate goal is to advance the standard of care through research, teaching and state-of-the-science clinical care for people with inherited genetic conditions.

The extra time spent with Down syndrome patients is partially funded by the generosity of our donors. Please consider making a gift to help these patients by entering “Down Syndrome Clinic” in the fund name box for our online giving system.

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Arkansas Down Syndrome Association

Please contact us to learn more about the treatment for Down syndrome at UAMS.


For an Appointment 501-526-4020
Office Phone: 501-526-4020 Fax: 501-526-4029
Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Location Freeway Medical Tower (5800 W. 10th), 6th floor, Suite 605