Specialty Clinics

Specialty Clinics

The term “specialty clinics” can be confusing when referring to genetic counseling and testing. The entire field of genetics is a medical specialty.

At the Greenwood Genetic Center, we offer several genetics clinics that focus on one area of genetic medicine including General Genetics Clinic, Prenatal Clinic, Cancer Clinic and Metabolic Clinic

However, many genetic disorders are extremely complex and affect more than one area of a patient’s health and well-being. In these cases, a specialty clinic may provide the most comprehensive level of care. The genetic counselors and geneticists who participate in GGC specialty clinics work together with professionals from other specialties to provide a more convenient and cohesive experience for patients and their families.

Specialty Clinics Offer Benefits for Some Patients

In a specialty clinic, a patient can meet with and be evaluated by more than one specialist during a single visit. It is not necessary to visit multiple clinics in various locations to get the care that is needed. This type of collaboration not only reduces stress on the patient, it supports collaboration between the patient’s physicians and other healthcare specialists. When all consultations are completed in one clinic on the same day, patients can more easily get all their questions answered and discuss appropriate follow-up and treatment measures with all their clinicians.

Our specialty clinics includes:

  • Craniofacial Clinic: Columbia and Greenville Offices
  • MDA Clinic: Greenville Office
  • Neurodevelopmental Genetics (NDG) Clinic: Greenville Office
  • Rett Syndrome Clinic: Greenville Office
  • Shriner’s Hospital Clinic: Greenville Office
  • Shriner’s Tone Management Clinic: Greenville Office
  • Down Syndrome Clinic: Columbia Office
  • Fragile X Syndrome Clinic: Greenville Office or via telegenetics

For more information about specialty clinics at the Greenwood Genetic Center, contact our offices in Greenville or Columbia.

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Meet Makayla Gunn

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