SUMMARY OF OPPORTUNITY DDC Clinic - Center for Special Needs Children is seeking a physician to join its highly respected center for the care of children with complex conditions. In operation since 2002, and now having served nearly 1000 patient families, our non-profit clinic was founded in a unique collaboration of the Amish and non-Amish communities with the mission to improve the quality of life for people with special needs caused by rare genetic disorders.
Our center is a medical home providing culturally competent, highly personalized medical services, patient-centered research, an in-house CLIA-certified genetics laboratory, and education and support for families and collaborating clinicians. Our 11,000 square foot LEED Gold facility was completed in 2009 and designed expressly to provide world-class personalized medicine and support services in an environment that’s both comfortable for patient families and supportive of research and subspecialty collaborations with regional, national and international partners.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to practice highly-personalized medicine in a well-supported, community clinic with a 16 year track record of identifying, diagnosing and treating patients affected by more than 100 rare conditions. DDC research collaborations have resulted in over 40 peer-reviewed publications and our Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory has grown to offer testing for more than 500 genetic conditions to clinicians worldwide.
DDC Clinic is located in Middlefield, Ohio, in the center of the world’s fourth largest Amish settlement and just 40 minutes east of metropolitan Cleveland. Cleveland offers world class arts, culture, outdoor recreation, universities, medical facilities, and an international airport. Our location offers a high-quality of life; allowing for short commutes to affordable housing and high quality schools in suburban, small town and rural communities.
Board certified or eligible in Pediatrics, Med-Peds, or Clinical Genetics.
Experience in, or eagerness to learn research, diagnostics, evaluation, treatment and support of children with complex conditions.
Demonstrated commitment to providing compassionate, culturally sensitive, cost effective care.
Experience in pediatric neurology, neurodevelopmental disorders, neuroimmunology and/or biochemical genetics a plus.
The opportunity to work in a world class medical home; a place of compassion and caring where patients and families are respected; a place where clinicians have the time to listen, learn and share; a place of faith and hope.
The ability to advance translational medicine in a facility where there are just fifty steps from the patient care rooms to the research and diagnostics laboratory.
High quality work-life balance.
Full-time, primarily daytime outpatient care with occasional home-visits and inpatient service at area hospitals.
Competitive salary, insurance benefits, 403b package, PTO and paid holidays.
TO APPLY If you have the heart and desire to serve patient families with special children, and wish to contribute to our high-touch, high-impact model of care, please send a letter of interest, CV, your salary requirements and contact information for three professional references to:
Blake Andres, Executive Director DDC Clinic – Center for Special Needs Children, 14567 Madison Rd., Middlefield, Ohio 44062 Blake@ddcclinic.org
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CENTER DDCclinic.org DDCcliniclab.org
Internal Number: 29457
About DDC Clinic - Center for Special Needs Children
DDC Clinic - Center for Special Needs Children is a non-profit primary care and research facility serving patients with complex medical needs. Located in Middlefield, Ohio, we have been recognized internationally for our state of the art genetic research impacting broad based health concerns such as heart disease, cancer and neurological disorders.
Our mission is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with special needs caused by rare genetic disorders. Founded in 1998 by five local Amish families committed to helping tomorrow’s special children, we have served nearly 1000 patient families from 35 US states and several foreign countries.
Our clinic is a unique collaboration of the Amish and non-Amish communities, dedicated doctors and researchers all working together to find answers for parents and treatments for children. The Clinic was built on the “medical home” concept defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We provide comprehensive and personalized medical care for special children with over 100 different rare conditions.
Our Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory provides rapid, high quality and affordable testing and we conduct patient centered ...research - always seeking faster diagnoses, better understanding, and improved treatments for our children. We offer personalized education and support services for patient families. No family is ever turned away based on ability to pay.