Q: Why should I go to DDC Clinic?
A: DDC Clinic’s primary focus is to help special needs children with metabolic and inherited disorders – through diagnosis, treatment and research. Rare disorders are usually difficult to diagnose and treat because of the amount of time it requires and the lack of information.
Q: What is a Rare Disorder?
A: A rare or ‘orphan’ disease affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. There are more than 6,000 rare disorders that, when added together, affect approximately 20 million Americans.
Q: Do you work with my pediatrician?
A: Yes, we believe comprehensive and integrated care will greatly enhance treatment outcomes.
Q: Is the Medical Director, Dr. Wang a pediatrician?
A: Yes, and he is also a researcher.
Q: Why is it beneficial to work with a physician-researcher?
A: It is physician-scientists who have traditionally moved discoveries into treatment or prevention. Physician-scientists number only 14,000 in the United States. Dr. Wang’s research background has been key in forming valuable collaborations with many research groups and various medical centers.
Q: What type of results has the DDC Clinic seen?
A: Dr. Wang has diagnosed more then 35 genetic and metabolic conditions. Some are familiar. He has also diagnosed 3 cases of prolidase deficiency (previously 40 known worldwide) and 28 cases of cohen syndrome (previously 105 known worldwide).
Diagnosing a genetic/metabolic disorder, however, is only the first step. After the diagnosis, you move on to the next challenge.
Q: How do I make an appointment?
A: Call the DDC Clinic office at 440-632–1668. Our professional staff will ask some preliminary questions and schedule an appointment.