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Which specialist can be involved in taking care of a child with Williams syndrome?

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Many different caregivers can be involved in taking care of your child, including a:

  • Cardiologist -- a doctor who treats heart problems
  • Endocrinologist -- a doctor who treats hormone problems
  • Gastroenterologist -- a doctor who treats gastrointestinal problems
  • Ophthalmologist -- a doctor who treats eye problems
  • Psychologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Physical therapist

From: What is Williams Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Williams Syndrome."

GeneReviews: "Williams Syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Williams Syndrome."

Williams Syndrome Association: "Frequently Asked Questions About Williams Syndrome and the WSA," "What Is Williams Syndrome?"

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Williams syndrome."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 9, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Williams Syndrome."

GeneReviews: "Williams Syndrome."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Williams Syndrome."

Williams Syndrome Association: "Frequently Asked Questions About Williams Syndrome and the WSA," "What Is Williams Syndrome?"

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Williams syndrome."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 9, 2018

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