Healthcare: Medical Genetics

Adult Genetics

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Adult Genetics Clinics at Baylor Medicine provide genetic evaluation and counseling for adult patients with a variety of inherited disorders such as skeletal dysplasias, congenital heart defects, heritable defects of collagen and hereditary spastic paraplegia, as well as other genetic conditions. Patients with inherited disorders may be referred for genetic counseling and further diagnostic testing. 

Specialty adult genetics clinics include those dedicated to:

  • Cancer Genetics 
  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Metabolic and Genetic Disorders of the Bone
  • Neurogenetics 

More information on the genetics clinics including clinic hours can be found below.

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Cancer Genetics

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The Adult Cancer Genetics Clinic provides genetic counseling for adults who have been diagnosed or have a significant family history of breast, ovarian, colon, thyroid and other cancers. Molecular diagnostic testing is offered as indicated. The Cancer Genetics Clinic is staffed by physicians with board certification in medical genetics and internal medicine. 

  • Clinic Hours: Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Cardiovascular Genetics

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The Adult Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic was established in 2010 to serve the needs of patients and families with familial heart conditions such as cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac death, Long QT and congenital heart defects. This clinic also allows focus on the cardiovascular complaints of patients with genetic syndromes such as Marfan syndrome, Loey-Dietz syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Williams syndrome, and velocardiofacial syndrome. The clinic is staffed by a board-certified clinical geneticist and a cardiologist.

  • Clinic Hours: Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
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Connective Tissue Disorders

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The Connective Tissue Disorders Clinic provides genetic evaluation and counseling for adult patients with a variety of connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Patients with joint hypermobility, chronic pain, and/or symptoms of dysautonomia (dizziness, fainting, temperature intolerance) may be referred for genetic counseling and further diagnostic testing. 

  • Clinic Hours: Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Metabolic and Genetic Disorders of the Bone

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The Clinic for Metabolic and Genetic Disorders of Bone offers medical services to adult patients with a variety of bone disorders like osteoporosis, osteomalacia, rickets, metabolic bone diseases due to abnormalities in calcium and phosphorus metabolism, genetic disorders of bone such as osteogenesis imperfecta, heritable defects of collagen, and developmental abnormalities of bone.

The CMGB is especially geared for the care of patients with a family history of bone disease, early-onset osteoporosis, and osteoporosis with suboptimal responses to conventional therapy. Services that are essential in the multidisciplinary management of bone disease including pain management, physical therapy and rehabilitation, orthopedics, genetic testing services, and infusion center are readily available within the Baylor Medicine system.

  • Clinic Hours: First and second Thursday of the month, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
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Neurogenetics

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The Neurogenetics Clinic at Baylor Medicine provides genetic evaluation and counseling for patients with a variety of inherited disorders that primarily affect the nervous system, with special emphasis on neurodegenerative or metabolic diseases.

Examples of these diseases are movement disorders, spinocerebellar ataxia, hereditary spastic paraplegia, dementia, mitochondrial disorders, lysosomal storage diseases, Wilson’s disease, hereditary muscle and nerve diseases, or other rare or ultra-rare diseases of the nervous system with known or suspected genetic basis.

Patients may be referred for diagnostic evaluation, advanced diagnostic testing and genetic counseling. The Neurogenetics Clinic is fully integrated with the Adult Genetics Clinic, where internists trained in medical genetics are available for consultation of medical problems outside the nervous system.

  • Clinic Hours: Fourth Friday of each month, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
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Affiliate Adult Genetics Clinics

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The expertise of the largest clinical genetics program in the country is available to our partners and patients of Harris Health System, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center  and Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women.