Welcome to our practice
Welcome to our practice and thank you for choosing us to serve your health care needs. This website is designed to answer many of the questions that you may have. The more you know about our policies and methods of practice, the better we may be of service to you. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. It is our goal to provide you and your family the best medical care possible and to maintain a pleasant and long-lasting relationship.
Our office staff consists of carefully selected and trained Physicians, office and nursing personnel. We take great pride in our staff's training and knowledge.
If you are a new patient, please bring your insurance card and arrive early to complete any necessary paperwork. If you have been under the care of another physician, please bring your records or have them delivered prior to your appointment. Please bring your completed new patient forms with you to ensure timely processing.
Making you feel comfortable is our primary concern
From our Doctors, Genetic Counselors, and to our General Staff our mission is to make you feel comfortable and secure the minute you start with us. We have provided some resources here and a Prenatal Screening Form here for you to get things started. All of the information you submit here is strictly confidential.
Your first visit & what to expect
Our first visit with you is designed to understand what your particular needs are and how we can help you. You may meet with our genetic counselors to assess your problems and what risks may be involved with your particular situation. We will then begin our screening procedures that day or schedule them for a convenient time at a later date.
We are at the forefront of technology and we realize that his is an important piece in providing answers to the questions and concerns you may have.
Who should consider prenatal testing and genetic counseling?
- You are pregnant and will be 35 years of age or older on your due date.
- You are pregnant with an abnormal expanded AFP blood test. (Quad Test)
- You have had an ultrasound of your fetus showing a possible birth defect.
- You have already had a child or close relative with a birth defect or genetic disease.
- You and your partner are carriers of a recessively inherited disease such as Tay-Sachs, sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis or thalassemia.
- You are a carrier of an X linked disease such as Fragile X, hemophilia or muscular dystrophy.
- You and your partner are closely related to each other (such as first cousins).
- You have been exposed to medications, X-rays or other agents during your pregnancy that may be harmful to the developing fetus.