According to the CDC, Down syndrome affects nearly 1 in 700 babies born in the U.S. A unique program at Virginia Mason in Issaquah is the first of its kind in the Seattle area, and offers a range of services all under one roof. That includes everything from primary care for children with the genetic condition, to health care maintenance, coordination of subspecialty needs, and prenatal consultations.
Pediatrician Dr. Rebecca Partridge heads this one-of-a-kind Down syndrome program. She and Rilla Bylund, whose daughter Brianna was diagnosed prenatally, talk about early intervention therapies and education.
For more information about the Down syndrome program at Virginia Mason, visit www.virginiamason.org/down-syndrome.