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Specialized Primary Care for Adults with Down Syndrome

September 30, 2022

Adults with Down syndrome are at higher risk for health issues. Keeping up with routine screenings, blood tests, immunizations and other primary care needs is especially important, particularly with a care provider who knows what to look for in patients with Down syndrome.

The University of Kansas Health System specializes in primary and specialty care for adults with Down syndrome. Our primary provider, Moya Peterson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, is a board-certified, family medicine nurse practitioner who understands the unique health issues that adults with Down syndrome may face that general providers who don't specialize in Down syndrome could possibly miss.

Frequently asked questions about our care for adults with Down syndrome

  • A: Call 913-588-1915 and ask for a consultation with family medicine for adults with Down syndrome. No referral necessary. In addition to our main campus, telehealth appointments are available through MyChart.

  • A: Call 913-588-1915 and ask for the family medicine Down syndrome clinic for an appointment. We can evaluate patients for other reasons like memory changes prior to making a diagnosis.

  • Yes, you can keep your specialists and we can work with them to provide complete, cooperative care. You may also choose to work directly with other health system specialties including cardiology, neurology and more.

  • October is Down syndrome awareness month.

Meet our adult Down syndrome specialist

Moya Peterson

Moya Peterson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

Adults with Down syndrome specialty clinic director

Family medicine

Dr. Moya Peterson has been a family nurse practitioner in our family medicine specialty for more than two decades. Her interest in adults with Down syndrome began while she was working on her PhD in nursing at the University of Kansas. This interest eventually led to the founding of the adult Down syndrome clinic.

Call 913-588-1915 for an appointment. Ask for the family medicine Down syndrome clinic. No referral necessary.

Adult Down syndrome clinic location

  • The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
    1. Medical Pavilion
    • Family medicine
    • 2000 Olathe Blvd., Level 1A
    • Kansas City, KS 66160
    • Mon 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Tues 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Wed 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Thur 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Sat Closed -
    • Sun Closed -
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