Mercy’s pediatric genetics specialists care for children who have inherited certain genetic abnormalities from their parents, including:
Many times genetic abnormalities and syndromes can be identified through testing prior to birth, including ultrasound performed by your obstetrician. In this case, you may be referred before your child is born. Mercy Kids’ Pediatric Medical geneticist and genetics counselors start with a thorough evaluation to accurately diagnose your child’s needs.
We may recommend genetic testing to confirm a condition or monitor genetic changes, and we will work closely with you to develop a plan to optimize your child’s health and well-being. Whenever necessary, we’ll refer you to other Mercy specialists, as well as resources for education, counseling and support.
Caring for a child with special needs often requires the support and expertise of compassionate professionals. If your child is living with a genetic disorder, or you are concerned about your child’s development, talk to your Mercy pediatrician who can connect you and your child to the specialized care you may need.