Genetics

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Overview

Every human being has a unique set of genetic “instructions” which determine height, hair color, skin color, and eye color.  Growth and development are also affected by these genetic instructions, as is the likelihood of inheriting certain diseases.  At Atrius Health, we offer genetic diagnosis, evaluation, management, and counseling for individuals, couples, and families with suspected or known hereditary disorders such as:

  • Birth Anomalies
  • Developmental delay (e.g., autism)
  • Hereditary cancers (e.g., breast or colon cancer)
  • Blood disorders (e.g., hemophilia)
  • Connective Tissue Disorders (e.g. Marfan Syndrome, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome)

Our medical geneticist works closely with your primary care provider (PCP) and other members of your healthcare team to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care.

The Genetics department is located at the Harvard Vanguard Watertown practice location.