Genetic counselors can give you the personalized help you need when it comes to you and your family's genetic health.
Genetic counselors provide diagnostic testing, information, and support to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions and those who have a personal or family history of birth defects or genetic disorders. They identify families at risk, investigate the problems present in the family, interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns and risks of recurrence, and review available genetic testing options with the family.
Genetic counseling is relevant to every medical specialty, as genetic diseases affect all systems of the body. However, it plays an especially critical role in:
- Research & testing
To make an appointment, contact Summit Therapy & Health Services: (509) 332-5106 or 1620 SE Summit Court, Pullman WA 99163
Education: MS, Genetic Counseling, Boston University School of Medicine, 2009; BS, Genetics and Cell Biology, Washington State University, 2002; Member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors
Special Interests: Cancer, pediatric, and prenatal genetics; Providing care to traditionally-underserved populations