Making sure those with NF get the best care is our top priority and as such we work to identify and support clinics in our region.
We now have 12 clinics in our six state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky and east Missouri. Every state now has at least one clinic seeing adults and children. NF Midwest works closely with these clinics to ensure that the NF community gets the best care.
Finding the right doctor to oversee the care of your neurofibromatosis is the most important thing you can do for you or your loved one. The neurofibromatoses are very complicated disorders that require many different types of specialists. To oversee care of the patient with neurofibromatosis 1, 2 or schwannomatosis the best approach is to have one doctor or clinical team who are VERY experienced in NF and who have specialists that they regularly refer NF patients to.
NF Midwest is working on new programs to directly support clinics and those who go to NF clinics in our region. Currently we provide educational material to clinics and work as the voice of the NF community to the clinics.
We thought the symposium was really great. It was really informative and was great to meet other families. Thank you for specifically introducing us to the couple from Tinley Park. We also had a chance to talk with some of the doctors during the lunch period and that was really helpful as well. …. … we reminded ourselves to not get overwhelmed by the info and just to take it all in stride as much as we can. I think when it's all new to you, it all sounds so scary. Which is why it was so nice to meet other families with happy kids and adults with NF. …I also really liked the check presentations! How great to see the money/research going straight into the hands of the doctors.
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