Spina Bifida/Myelomeningocele (MM) Clinic

Serving children, adolescents, and their families

DMG CRS provides expert care for children and adults with spinal cord conditions such as spina bifida and caudal regression syndrome. Designated as a Spina Bifida Association Clinical Care Partner, we hold ourselves to the highest standards so that our patients receive the best care possible to have fulfilling lives. Our team of experts, including pediatricians, physiatrists, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, urologists, geneticists, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, and child life specialists, are ready to help you and your family.

DMG CRS provides superior coordination of care and treats the patient and family as a whole. We are committed to providing customized care for your or your child’s specific needs, using the latest techniques to treat and manage various health challenges. Our goals are to encourage independence, prevent obesity, optimize mobility, and attain social continence for both bowel and bladder.

Pediatric MM Clinic

During our full-day pediatric MM clinic, patients and their families see experts in caring for individuals with spina bifida and other spinal cord abnormalities; our team includes experts in psychology, social work, nutrition, pediatrics, genetics, child life, urology, orthopedics/orthotics, and research coordination. DMG CRS provides lunch and encourages families to socialize and network with each other and our caregivers. Community resources are also available during the clinic.

Transition MM Clinic

Once a month, DMG CRS offers a transition clinic for teens and young adults ages 14-21 years old. In our transition clinic, we focus on assisting individuals and their families move towards independence as able, develop goals for self-care and independence, and provide community resource recommendations that can be beneficial as you and your family move from the pediatric healthcare system to the adult healthcare system. Following national guidelines for transition, we help individuals and their families get established with primary care providers (PCP) and subspecialists who care for adults. We also facilitate parent and patient groups separately so the teens, young adults and parents can learn from each other. .

Adult MM Clinic

In 2018, DMG CRS established the first adult spina bifida clinic in Arizona to continue providing interdisciplinary care to our patients who become adults as well as other adults with spina bifida in Arizona. This clinic meets monthly and provides integrated care for adults with spina bifida and other spinal cord differences. Professionals with expertise in care of individuals with spina bifida, including physiatry, nurse practitioner, psychology, social work, nutrition, urology, orthopedic/orthotic, physical and occupational therapy, provide integrated care.

Please note: Some of the above services may not available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Spina Bifida Patient Registry

DMG CRS is committed to spina bifida research and care. That’s why we participate in the CDC National Spina Bifida Patient Registry which collects clinical data needed to evaluate existing medical services for spina bifida patients in clinics like ours across the nation. The Registry provides valuable research for healthcare professionals and families affected by spina bifida and the framework for a systematic approach to improving the quality of care received at spina bifida clinics nationwide.

DMG CRS accepts most major health plans, including AHCCCS and commercial insurances.

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Appointments

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (602) 914-1520.

DMG CRS is located in Central Phoenix at Park Central Mall.

3141 N. 3rd Ave., Ste. 100
Phoenix AZ, 85013
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Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

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