Down Syndrome Clinic
331 C Sparks Building
1720 7th Avenue, South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0017
(205) 934-1055 or 1 (800) 822-2472
Fax: (205) 975-2380
Director: Ditza Zachor, M.D.
Down Syndrome Clinic Appointments: (205) 939-9141
Clinic Nurse: Lori Shoemacher, TCHA
(205) 939-5158
Keith Lowry, MS, CC-A, Audiologist
Optometry evaluations provided by the Eye Foundation
Cammie Woofruff, OT, RL, Occupational Therapist
Julie Wood, MCD, CFY-SLP, Speech and Language Pathologist
Jeanie Lumpkin, PT, RL, Physical Therapist
The Down Syndrome Clinic at The Children's Hospital of Alabama provides an array of evaluations and services, as well as referrals for services. Evaluation services include developmental pediatric assessment, developmental screening by a team consisting of a physical therapist, occupational therapist and a speech and language therapist. Further evaluations include nutrition, hearing and vision testing, laboratory tests and radiology services. Services provided include genetic services, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, dental, neurology, social services and psychiatry (including behavioral interventions). Unique to this clinic is the parent representative, who participates in each clinic session and provides emotional and practical help to each family. The Down Syndrome Clinic enjoys a close relationship with the UAP through the Civitan International Research Center/Sparks Clinics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham that provide additional developmental services for families that may include referral to support and advocacy groups, community resources and support to schools.

University of Alabama Birmingham Adult Down Syndrome Clinic
Sparks Clinics
930 20th St. South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Edward Lose, MD.
(205) 934-9544
Clinical Care Coordinator
Sharon Hamilton, RN, MSN
(205) 335-9385
(205) 975-9527
(205) 934-1049
The clinic provides comprehensive medical evaluations for individuals with Down syndrome 21 years of age and over. Each patient is examined by a family physician, a geneticist, an audiologist, a social worker, an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, a physical therapist, and a nutritionist. In addition, dental care is also available at this site.