SMS Clinics are designed to serve SMS patients with excellence and compassion to ensure well-being and proper health.

The Smith-Magenis Syndrome Clinics are multi-specialty clinics that offer comprehensive care for patients with SMS.

Smith-Magenis Syndrome Clinics offer persons with SMS and their families an opportunity to receive targeted medical and clinical care and supervision to address the specific challenges, including health concerns, associated with SMS. The clinics will provide a comprehensive approach to care for patients with SMS, in which a multidisciplinary team of SMS experts will assess, consult and collaborate on a cohesive plan of care for each patient.

Clinic Goals

  • Patient engagement and appropriate consultations and care for persons with SMS
  • Ensure that all clinics share the same level of standards and practices
  • Routine communication amongst clinics to ensure accountability, share pertinent information, discuss case presentations, and share updates on care and clinic status
  • SMS experts are available at each clinic, with referral options for care at other locations
  • Patients may be able to return for regular visits, (based upon clinic/personnel availability)
  • Clinics may reserve a percentage of time towards research of SMS and may recruit patients for research from clinic participation
  • SMS Patient Registry
  • Patients may expect possible treatments for:
    • Medical concerns, (medication prescriptions, referrals for diagnostic tests, and/or medical specialists)
    • Behavioral consultations
    • Educational/vocational guidance
    • Genetics
    • Speech-Language Assessment
    • Therapeutic assessments, including but not limited to: Speech and Language, Physical therapy, and Occupational therapy
    • Transition Medicine
    • Connects to other SMS families while at the clinic

Active SMS Clinics


TCH_HoustonTX

Texas Children’s Hospital- Houston, TX
Mark Wallace Tower, 6701 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030

The Smith-Magenis Syndrome clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas is a clinic that will give complete care for adults and children with SMS every 3 months. The team includes:

  • Lorraine Potocki, MD, FACMG, Clinical Geneticist
  • Rachel Franciskovich, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor and Clinic Coordinator
  • Kevin Kaplan, MD, Sleep Medicine Pulmonologist
  • Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, MD, MPH, FAAP, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Sarah Elsea, Ph.D., FACMG, Lead SMS Research Investigator
  • Theresa Wilson, MS, RD, Research Coordinator

For more information, please contact Rachel via email at rwills@bcm.edu.

McCarthy Rady

Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, CA

Gail Reiner, DNP, FNP-C

Rady Children’s Hospital offers dedicated Smith-Magenis Syndrome clinics in the Department of Pediatric Neurology, 8001 Frost St., San Diego, CA. The clinics are held quarterly, on Tuesday mornings.

Contact Marlene Uriarte at 858-966-5819 to make an appointment request for Dr. Gail Reiner, nurse practitioner.

Geisinger

Geisinger ADMI – Lewisburg, PA

Geisinger Health System – Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute 

Brenda Finucane, MS, LGC, Clinic Director; Thomas D. Challman, MD, ADMI Medical Director; Christa L. Martin, PhD, ADMI Director

At Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI), families can access a variety of medical, behavioral, genetic counseling, and assessment services. In addition, ADMI’s team of specialists is available to provide local and long distance consultations to help schools, agencies and families address the complex needs of children and adults with SMS.

To learn more about Geisinger’s full range of services for people affected by SMS call 570-522-6287 or email bahaasgivler@geisinger.edu.