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Medical Genetics

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The Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare

Genetic diagnosis is an integral part of medical care. Occasionally, genetic testing may be recommended to more accurately diagnose genetic disorders or to help manage these conditions. CPGH’s geneticists and genetic counselors work in collaboration with pediatric patients and their physicians to integrate genetic information into a patient's overall health care. We see children and adolescents at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Download our pediatric genetics brochure.

We provide personalized genetic assessment, counseling and education for children, adolescents and their families with birth defects, developmental delay, learning problems, poor growth, and various known or suspected genetic disorders.

Our comprehensive method for genetic counseling may involve:

  • Diagnosis of a genetic condition through review of family and medical history, examination by a clinical geneticist, and genetic testing, if appropriate
  • Education about a patient's specific diagnosis
  • Suggestions for future medical care to optimize health
  • Discussion of the health risks to relatives
  • Recommendations regarding genetic testing for at-risk relatives  

Now, more than ever, genetic services are a crucial part of the practice of medicine and family planning. Our goal is to provide personalized counseling and education for children, adolescents and their families throughout Cleveland Clinic. Our services are available at our main campus and throughout the community, offering convenience as well as expertise for genetic questions or concerns.

  • An in-depth family health history review and genetic risk assessment can clarify risks, identify options for prevention, guide medical management, provide education and contribute to a personalized healthcare plan.
  • Many patients and their parents tell us how positive their experiences are and how empowering genetic information is to them and their families.

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