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Free Resources for Medical Professionals

By raising awareness of rare diseases among physicians and other medical professionals, NORD strives to help patients obtain earlier diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

NORD Online Physician’s Guides

NORD Online Physician Guides are a free service of NORD and its medical advisors.


The purpose of NORD Online Physician Guides is to provide a resource for clinicians about specific rare disorders to facilitate the timely diagnosis and treatment of their patients. Family physicians, pediatricians and other primary care providers play an important role in early identification and long-term management of patients with rare diseases. It is important for specialist and generalist alike to remain as current as possible in awareness of rare medical conditions. Visit the NORD Physician Guides website.

Physician’s Guides

NORD Physician’s Guides are free and available in print.

These booklets are written or reviewed by physicians with expertise on the topics. Each booklet receives a wide distribution to physicians across the United States. When NORD staff members attend medical meetings, they distribute copies of the booklets.

Physicians (or other medical professionals) can request copies of the existing booklets here.

Information about development of new topics for this series is available here.

View an example of a Physician's Guide by clicking on the image below. View the list of all of the available booklets by clicking here.

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