AdventHealth for Children marked a significant development for those with Down syndrome by inaugurating the Stella Tremonti Down Syndrome Clinic. Located at AdventHealth’s primary campus in Orlando, this clinic is designed to offer comprehensive care for children and adults. It will serve as the medical home for the lifespan program, which is the first of its kind in the southeastern United States.
Stella Tremonti, the clinic’s namesake, may only be two years old, but she is already making a big difference. Her father, Mark Tremonti, the lead guitarist of the band Creed, played a crucial role in raising the necessary funds to establish the program. He envisions this clinic as becoming the most comprehensive Down syndrome clinic globally in the future.
This clinic will provide comprehensive primary care, facilitating connections between patients, their families, and the broader network of pediatric and adult specialists within AdventHealth. The primary aim is to make access to adult care more accessible for the Down syndrome community. Medical advancements have substantially increased the life expectancy of individuals with Down syndrome, from 10 years old in 1960 to 60 years old today, according to the National Down Syndrome Society. However, a recent national survey revealed that most individuals faced difficulties in accessing healthcare providers experienced in caring for those with Down syndrome. The Stella Tremonti Down Syndrome Clinic addresses this issue in Central Florida by offering a one-stop solution for families.