Muscular Dystrophy


    Muscular dystrophy is a hereditary condition in which the muscles of the body weaken and deteriorate over time. Medications, therapy, breathing aids, or surgery may help maintain function, but life span is often shortened.

    Our doctors


    James Gilchrist, MD

    Executive Director, Neuroscience Institute Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702

    Norman Otsuka, MD

    Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Floor 3 Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.