A medical geneticist is a physician who specializes in medical problems that have a genetic basis. Geneticists are physicians who completed additional training to see patients for prenatal, pediatric, cancer and adult genetics. Most geneticists see patients in the clinic or hospital.
People see geneticists for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is to find answers about the origins of diseases or traits in the family. Scott & White geneticists provide expertise and case consultations on multidisciplinary teams across several medical specialties, including maternal-fetal medicine, pediatrics, oncology and neurology.
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Common genetic problems
Advanced maternal age (>35)
Family history of breast cancer, colon cancer
Child born with birth defects
Child with mental retardation or developmental delay
Family history of cystic fibrosis
Multiple miscarriages with a family history
History of a chromosone abnormality