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Information for Your Doctor

NORD Online Physician Guides are a free, easy-to-access resource for clinicians written by medical experts to promote diagnosis and treatment for patients. Family physicians, pediatricians and other primary care providers play an important role in early identification and long-term management of rare diseases. These guides are written for both specialist and generalists.


Disease Information

NORD’s Rare Disease Database provides information about rare diseases for patients, their families and the public. Each disease report is written or reviewed by a medical expert on the topic. Each includes referrals to patient organizations and other resources. View the database >


Medical Education

NORD promotes professional education through collaboration with medical societies, educational institutions, and medical publishers. Through a partnership with Frontline Medical Communications, NORD and its members provide resources to help physicians and other medical professionals provide care that addresses the special and complex needs of people living with rare diseases.