To stay healthy and strong, many children with Down syndrome will work with a team of physicians as they grow. Often, there is a need for pediatricians, internists, ENTs, and different kinds of therapists — including physical, occupational and speech. 

It’s not always easy to find the right doctor — which means that finding the right team of doctors can be downright overwhelming. But you don’t have to do it alone.

While we always recommend starting with references from a qualified doctor that you trust, we’ve compiled a database of physicians that were referred to us by at least one DSU family.

Please keep in mind: we are not endorsing or advertising any of the following physicians. Instead, this list is intended to be a starting point for your family as you work to build and manage your child’s medical team. If you have more specific questions, we’d love to connect with you [here].

Down Syndrome Clinics and Specialists

Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Clinic
Doctors' Office Tower, 9th Floor
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232



T C Thompson Children's Hospital
910 Blackford St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 778-700


Highland Pediatric Clinic
4519 Hixson Pike
Chattanooga, TN
(423) 877-4591

Children's Diagnostic Center
7550 Goodwin Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 894-3252


Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Associates in ENT
1724 Hamill Road, Suite 102
Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 267.6738


Chattanooga Ear, Nose & Throat Associates
725 Glenwood Dr Ste E-588
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 698-8981



Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
– T.C. Thompson Campus

910 Blackford Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 778-6011
Mary Keith, MA, FAAA
Email: KeithMR@erlanger.or 


Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry of Chattanooga
Cleveland location:  (423) 476-2160
Ooltewah location:  (423) 238-4090
Ringgold location:  (706) 406-2196


Dr. Clay Goins
1612 Gunbarrel Rd., Ste 102
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 954.9511


Fred C. Whitmire Jr., D.M.D.
951 Riverfront Parkway, Suite 201
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 266-0133



Southeast Eye Specialists
7268 Jarnigan Rd #200
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 508-7337


Kapperman and White Eyecare
Specializes in Ocular Disease
 1720 Gunbarrel Rd #100
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 892-2020