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Patient Care

We provide clinical services in three areas:

Cancer Genetics

We meet with individuals and families who have cancer or a family history of cancer, as it is well known that cancer can sometimes "run in families." Patients often have questions and concerns about the hereditary possibilities within this disease. We provide risk assessment, discuss testing options, help navigate the insurance process and counsel about medical management after testing. We work closely with providers in the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, as well as community physicians and oncologists.

Adult General Genetics

We provide diagnostic genetic evaluations for adults with known or suspected genetic disorders. These can include adult onset conditions or those conditions that require medical management well into adulthood. Laboratory testing, genetic counseling and coordination of care are fundamental aspects of this clinic.

Adult Cardiogenetics

Patients who have or may have a cardiac component to their known or suspected genetic diagnosis can be seen in this clinic. Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are just a few examples of such conditions. We offer genetic counseling and diagnostic testing when indicated. We strive to help patients and families understand and manage their conditions.