How to Find a Medical Doctor for Patients With Special Needs

Seeking Out Specialized Doctors with Special Needs Services

Treating adults with developmental disabilities requires more than just a general understanding of medicine. The challenge many caregivers face is to find a doctor who has tailored their medical practice to meet the diverse needs of patients with intellectual challenges. Medical professionals specializing in patients with special needs have structured services to ensure comfort and accessibility. From sensory-friendly waiting areas and specially-designed spaces that accommodate wheelchairs, etc. to support staff trained in non-verbal communication techniques, every aspect of care for patients with special needs should be designed with the patient’s needs in mind.

Scheduling and Support

Once you’ve found a doctor that feels right for you, the next step is to schedule a visit. The best doctors for adults with special needs should offer a range of medical services from routine checkups and vaccinations to illness and wellness support. But it doesn’t stop at making an appointment, the right practice will offer ongoing support and understand that questions and concerns don’t end when the appointment does.

Image of patient and caregiver in the lobby of the Medical Center at Woods.