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Healthcare: Medical Genetics

Adult Genetics

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Adult Genetics

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Baylor Medicine’s General Adult Genetics Clinic sees patients 18 years or older with a known diagnosis of genetic disease or in need of an evaluation for genetic diagnosis for an adult-onset disorder.

  • Clinic Hours:  Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
     
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Cancer Genetics

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Baylor Medicine’s Cancer Genetics Clinic provides genetic evaluation and counseling for adults who have a personal and/or family history of breast, colon, ovarian, pancreatic, thyroid and other cancers. Molecular diagnostic testing is offered as indicated. 

  • Clinic Hours: Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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Cardiovascular Genetics

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Baylor Medicine’s 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 focuses on cardiovascular complaints of patients with genetic syndromes such as Marfan syndrome, Loeys-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: Second Thursday of each month, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 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: Thursdays, 8:30 am – 3 p.m.
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Metabolic and Genetic Disorders of the Bone

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Baylor Medicine’s 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 clinic 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. 

  • Clinic Hours: First and second Thursday of the month, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Neurogenetics

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Baylor Medicine’s Neurogenetics Clinic provides genetic evaluation and counseling for patients with a variety of inherited disorders that primarily affect the nervous system with special emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

 For Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, we focus on those individuals with early onset (less than age 50) and/or those who are diagnosed with these conditions and have a family history.

We also see patients with Huntington’s disease and other movement disorders, spinocerebellar ataxia, hereditary spastic paraplegia, 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.

  • Clinic Hours: First Thursday of month, 8:30 a.m. –  4 p.m.
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Mitochondrial Disorders

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Baylor Medicine’s Mitochondrial Disorders Clinic provides genetic evaluation and counseling as well as comprehensive and coordinated care for adults with mitochondrial disorders. 

The multidisciplinary team focuses on optimized clinical care by specialists knowledgeable with this group of conditions. The team is also involved in clinical care and research. We are participating site in the North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium (NAMDC) and partner with patient advocacy groups such as the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, Mito Action, and the Mitochondrial Medicine Society to help set guidelines for standard of care for patients with mitochondrial disorders.  

  • Clinic Hours: 1st Thursday of each month, 8:30 a.m. – Noon
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For Patients

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For Referring Physicians

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For doctors wishing to make a referral for their adult patient to our adult genetics clinics.

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