At a clinic appointment you will see one of our Consultants – Prof V. Straub, Dr C Marini-Bettolo or Dr M. Guglieri. You may also meet other doctors who are part of our team, as well as visiting or training doctors. Our clinics are multidisciplinary and you will undergo a comprehensive assessment in order that we can give a specialised diagnosis and advice. Further tests and investigations will also be arranged that are relevant to your condition and you will be updated with any results. Following a clinical appointment you and your GP and other medical professionals involved in your care will receive a letter with a summary of the clinical consultation.
You will also receive a John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre contact sheet with key names, email addresses and phone numbers for members of the team.
Ongoing follow up is offered to all patients if appropriate. For patients with no genetic diagnosis, genetic testing is performed depending on the clinical features (phenotype) in order to try to achieve this.