Know Your Genetics

CHRISTUS Health has the largest clinical genetics team in the San Antonio region. All of our genetic specialists are faculty members of Baylor College of Medicine. We provide a compassionate approach to families seeking answers about genetic conditions. Our team is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families with genetic conditions. Our team is ready to help you and your health care team better understand your genetic health.

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Genetic Specialists

Our genetic specialists provides evaluation, diagnosis, genetic counseling, treatment, and management for pediatric and adult patients with a known or suspected genetic condition. The initial evaluation usually includes a detailed medical and family history, physical examination, and discussion about genetic testing, if recommended. When a genetic diagnosis is known, we provide information to families about the pattern of inheritance, potential complications and prognosis of the condition, and testing options for at risk family members.

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Genetic Evaluations

Genetic conditions are common and can affect any age group or body system. We see children and adults in our outpatient clinic and in the hospital to evaluate the cause for many conditions, including developmental delay, intellectual disability, autism, birth defects, deafness, epilepsy, and many other conditions.

State-of-the-art genetic testing is a routine part of this evaluation. When we confirm the correct diagnosis, the genetics team will develop detailed management and treatment plans. We make sure our patients, their families, and their health care teams have a better understanding of their genetic condition and what they can do about it.

Genetic Counseling

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Genetic Counseling

Genetic counselors interpret genetic risks, explain testing options and test results, and help people understand and adapt to a genetic diagnosis.

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