Pediatric Medical Genetics
PEDIATRICS & GENETICS BY THE NUMBERS
1 of 50
births results in a complication
involving a genetic condition.
Is a Genetic Evaluation
Right for My Child?
If your child could have a genetic disorder, your child’s doctor may refer him or her for a genetic evaluation. Common reasons for referral include: birth defects, disorders of growth, neurobehavioral disabilities and/or non-familial physical features. This usually involves seeing a clinical (medical) geneticist and/or genetic counselor. You might also ask for or seek these services on your own for your child. The team at Genome Medical is skilled in providing medical care to children and adults for a variety of genetic conditions.
What to expect from a
pediatric genetic evaluation:
The team will review your child’s health history and your family history. They will look at all this information for clues of a genetic disorder.
A medical geneticist may need to examine your child. This includes a standard medical evaluation, like listening to the heart and lungs or measuring height and weight, but might also include searching for rare or unusual physical differences that are associated with a specific diagnosis.
The team will review everything with you, including whether your child may have features of an underlying genetic diagnosis. If genetic testing is available, they will review that with you and help you with making an informed decision about whether this is right for your child. The team will help coordinate genetic testing, including sorting out if it will be covered by insurance.
Once the test results are back, a genetic counselor will interpret and review them with you. The team will make medical recommendations and partner with you and your child’s regular doctor for long-term care, including available treatment or referrals to other specialists.
Medical geneticists and genetic counselors know that most genetic disorders are lifelong—they are used to seeing children and adults with these disorders. In fact, medical geneticists may have a combined pediatrics training, which blends it with another field, such as internal medicine. All recommendations you receive will be tailored to your family’s situation, and may also be relevant to your family members.
Pediatric Genetics Near Me
With Genome Medical, you can simply schedule your pediatric genetics consultation online and attend from the comfort of your own home. Arrangements or referrals can be made if a physical examination is needed. Secure video sessions are flexible and available to suit your schedule.
Trusted Pediatric Genetic Specialists
Our clinical team is comprised of more than 50 clinicians, including medical geneticists, genetic counselors, primary care doctors and pharmacists who can provide medical services in all 50 states through our telehealth platform.
Chief Medical Officer
Director, Cardio and Pediatric Genetic Services
Director, Reproductive Genetic Services
Director, Cancer Genetic Services